Being asked to be your friend’s best man at their wedding is quite the honour. Honour aside, you also need to take the task seriously as there are a few important items that you will be responsible for. Your friend has chosen you because you likely have gone through a lot together over the years. This is your opportunity to showcase that friendship and in effect support your friend through a major moment and milestone in their life.
A best man’s role doesn’t just involve organising a fantastic stag night – which is of course a given. You will also be called upon on the day to take care of some finer points, like looking after the rings and partaking in the nuptial blessing. Then there is the small matter of the speech. A best man’s speech is a major element of a wedding reception so preparation is key. It doesn’t necessarily have to be overly long or dramatic and the main point is to keep it clean and relevant!
This infographic from Loyes Diamonds in Dublin gives some interesting background to the whole area of being a best man. It presents some statistics and also some interesting information about celebrity stag nights which might give you some inspiration! It also gives some helpful hints and tips on developing a great best man’s speech.