Being the “Best Man” isn’t just about taking charge on some pre-wedding activities. Apart from the typical tasks like carrying the rings, helping to run wedding errands, and planning a fun bachelor party, the title of “Best Man” carries a very deep meaning.
Choosing your best man is such an important decision, not just because they can ease the whole process of wedding planning, but because you are entrusting them to stand by your side through one of the most important days of your life. When considering who to designate as your best man, it’s important that you value your friendship or relationship in the highest regard, and that you are proud to have him represent you on this momentous day. Before you make this significant choice, take some time to reevaluate your prospects and see if any of them possess these important qualities.
One thing that all best men have in common is that they have a history with the groom. Whether you’ve known him for a couple of years or a couple of decades, often times the groom and the best man have been through a lot together. This experience between friends is what makes a great best man. A best man will have experienced life with the groom and will know the couple better than anybody, which will make for some great stories and speeches. If you’ve known your best man for a long time, they most likely will have proven that they will stick around through the good, the bad, and the ugly. The stress of wedding planning can bring out the worst in us, so you’ll want a friend by your side who will take some of the weight off your shoulders and won’t bail when you need them the most.
From the day that he’s given the “Best Man” title to the day of the ceremony, there is a long list of things that could go wrong or challenges that could arise without warning. Though he may not be able to stop a wedding catastrophe from happening, he needs to be ready to jump into action and solve problems when things take a turn for the worse. When one of the groomsmen loses his boutonniere, your best man should be on top of it with a replacement. When the groom gets a surprise pimple or cold sore, the best man should have some acne treatment or cold sore medication in a wedding day emergency kit. In other words, your best man should be someone who is proactive and prepared to soften the blow of any wedding planning mishap.
It’s been established that the best man will have multiple responsibilities in the months leading up to the wedding. But you can’t forget to contemplate whether or not the friend you choose can get those tasks completed and on time. For example, what if, as you get closer to the bachelor party you realize that your best man never booked the flights? Not only will you now be burdened with the task, but even worse, the party could be cancelled altogether. To avoid situations like this, regardless of their level of severity, you need someone who will be able to successfully execute any task you throw at him. You should be able to trust him not to drop the ball and be prompt with every job he’s given. A dedicated and trustworthy best man will make your wedding planning a smooth and positive experience.
So, Is He The Best Man For The Job?
Before designating your best man, make sure you consider how they will positively impact your wedding experience. It is a high honor to be a part of such a memorable celebration of love, so be sure it’s someone you trust and respect. Plus, who knows – you might be standing next to him on his future wedding day, returning the favor.
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