Best Man Tips
About the Best Man
So, after months, and maybe years, of pressure from his other half, your best mate has decided to wave goodbye to bachelorhood and embrace the scary world inhabited by wives and mothers-in-laws. He's asked you to be best man for the occasion, but wait, a word of warning is in order here. If he backs out at the last moment, loses his nerve, bottles it, whatever you want to call it, you, as best man, are traditionally obliged to step into his shoes and marry the bride yourself!
And being the “Best Man” has to be one of the greatest jobs in the world. Just think of all the perks you get - organising a stag party, helping with the Wedding, ordering everyone around, and you get to dance with the bridesmaids at the wedding reception!
Of course there is the hassle getting your mates organised, collecting money and doing the odd speech, but hey life ain't easy. All you have to do is ensure the following:
- Everything on the stag weekend runs smoothly
(call StagNites to help you out).
- The guests enjoy themselves (alcohol usually works).
- The Stag gets very drunk but not too drunk
- You all get home safely (the Stag's mother will love you forever).
- You get the Bridegroom to the Church on time
- You don't loose the ring
- You pull one of the bridesmaids (tough job but someone's got to do it).
Some pointers for The Best Man's Speech
Remember the words "Kiss the bride" - K.I.S.S. keep it short and simple!
Strange as it may seem, it is traditional for the best man to respond to the toast to the bridesmaids. All you basically have to do is acknowledge the toast, add some funny stuff about the bridegroom with the odd compliment and congratulations chucked in - easy! Below are some general pointers to help you with the speech
- Your job is to reply on behalf of the bridesmaids. Remember you are likely to be responding to the toast to the bridesmaids, (usually this is the bridegroom). Whoever it is don't forget to thank them for their kind words.
- Start and finish your speech with a bang - use a great opening line and a great closing one.
- Always make your jokes and stories relevant and realistic. But don't tell hundreds of jokes, you're not a stand up comedian. Make them short and sweet so people can remember them afterwards.
- Never upset the bride or her mother. Your life will not be worth living. Don't be serious, cynical, emotional or offensive and you will be fine!
- It's fine to mention the Stag Night but don't go on and on. A few remarks or items dotted here and there will make people talk and want to know more……….always keep them guessing.
- If you speak last, then you could read out some telegrams. Real ones are great, but made up ones are even better. Make them entertaining but again don't go overboard.
- Don't forget to wish the Bride and Groom love and happiness on behalf of yourself and the bridesmaids. Say it as meaningfully as possible. Remember it might be you one day, if not already!
- After rapturous applause, standing ovations, heavy patting on the back and offers of marriage you can get a drink and relax. But not for long you must get to work on the bridesmaids - who knows it could be your lucky night!
Call us on 020 8133 6161 to organise your Stag Weekend or Stag Night