Wedding Responsibilities - The Best Man.... What You Need To Know.

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Wedding Responsibilities – The Best Man…. What You Need To Know.

It’s time you had a chat with your Best Man and discuss the wedding responsibilities for your special day. Why? Because the Best Man has many duties to perform on the day of the wedding.


Prior to the wedding he will have been busy with formal wear fittings, helping the Groom with some responsibilities. Furthermore, the Best Man will be coordinating the rest of the groomsmen and ushers. He will likely have planned the bachelor party or at least been involved in its planning and successful execution.

The Best Man is most often your brother or best friend. Likewise, it can be a close relative or friend. In some instances, the Groom’s father, or, in the case of a second marriage, his son.

Due to the responsibilities of this position. It is important for the Groom to select someone dependable.


  • Organizes or helps organize the stag party
  • Attends any pre-nuptial parties in the couple’s honor
  • Helps select formal wearAttends formal wear fittings
  • Pays for own wedding attire
  • Confirms honeymoon reservations and ensures that Groom has tickets.
  • Confirms that the Groom has money and traveler’s cheques, etc.
  • Check and confirm hotel reservation for the wedding night.
  • Registers the couple, and makes sure the groom gets the keys.
  • Runs errands as necessary.
  • Coordinates reservations, keys and travel arrangements for the out of town guests.
  • Attends rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.


  • Gets up early and has a good breakfast.
  • Is on time for any appointments with the groom.
  • Is on time for getting dressed and arrives early to help the Groom dress and finish packing (at the Groom’s home or elsewhere).
  • Gets payment envelopes from Groom for clergy member (a check is made out in the clergy member’s name, not the church), organist. etc.
  • Holds the marriage license.
  • Gets Bride’s ring and keeps in a secure place, or if there is a ring bearer, attaches the rings securely to the pillow.
  • Provides or arranges early and on time transportation for the Groom to the ceremony site.
  • Keeps the Groom calm in the minutes just preceding the ceremony.
  • Coordinates the ushers.
  • Signs marriage documents as an official witness.
  • Delivers all payment envelopes to correct recipients.
  • Helps Bride and Groom into the car leaving the ceremony.
  • Ensures the wedding party and principal family members are in correct cars leaving the church and that ALL drivers know exactly where they are going.
  • Participates in photography sessions.
  • Sees that Bride’s and Groom’s luggage packed in car for honeymoon or other location.
  • Ensures that Groom has all the tickets, passports, travelers check, itinerary, baggage checks, and everything that he will need for the honeymoon.
  • Offers the first toast at the reception.
  • Dances and has FUN with wedding party and other guests.
  • Facilitates Bride and Groom leaving safely from the reception.


Returns Groom’s and personal formal wear if rented or takes to cleaners and picks up when ready.

Photo by Eric Brushett Photography


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