How to be the best Best Man
May 29, 2010 8:15 AM Subscribe
Advice for being a Best Man.
posted by no bueno to society & culture (24 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm going to be the Best Man in my buddy's wedding coming up in July. Any tips or advice, aside from the questions I'm asking, that helped you would be greatly appreciated.
Few things that have crossed my mind I was unsure about
1. Gift. There are a few gifts that I know the groom would love but they don't really apply to the bride. Is this acceptable or should I get them a gift they would both like in addition to the one I'm getting the groom. Keep in mind I'm on a budget because I'm already paying $350 to fly back and taking almost a week off work.
2. Gifts for the rest of the groomsmen. Both weddings I've been in all the groomsmen have received a small token gift from the Best Man. Is this expected? I so, gift ideas?
3. For the bachelor party I made all the arrangements but the guys are asking me if I could book a hotel for everyone. I've seen too many times in the past where the guy booking the hotel didn't get all his money back. Is it rude if i tell them where I booked and tell them to make their own arrangements?
4. Advice on the speech? I'm pretty sure I'll do fine here but I'm open for tips to keep me from getting burned.