The role of the best man at one point in time was to make sure the groom doesn’t develop cold feet and then leave the church before the wedding has been completed. However, as time went on, the role is expanded that includes many other responsibilities.
The best man is usually part of the groom’s men, but he is like their official leader. Now, the best man is not just anybody. Traditionally, this role was played by the brother of the groom closest in age. Also, his father could even play the role. In the modern-day though, this role is played by a close friend. Sometimes, this friend could be female. It quite rare though, but it’s not impossible.
The best man and the maid of honor are one of the most important people during a wedding, which is next to the couple getting married. In fact, they are considered more important than the couple’s parents. At the time of the joining, whether in a civil ceremony, in front of the rabbi/priest or
pastor, there are four people that are present at the joining. The groom and his man, the bride, and her maid of honor. This is to show you the importance of the groom’s man.
What Are The Responsibilities?
The best man is also called the groom’s man, and he does have some very important responsibilities. He is included in organizing the groom’s men, making sure they arrive on time for the wedding, and all the pre-activities. His job also includes making sure everyone stays sober and in good behavior all through the period of the wedding.
Firstly, he makes sure the rings are present at the wedding and not forgotten at home or at the hotel. Secondly, he gives emotional support to the groom in all things. One of those situations is in picking the ring for the wedding. The crazy thing is that the ring picking process could actually be very stressful. He’ll be there to support his friend. Thirdly, he plans the bachelor’s party. Fourthly, he also helps in picking the outfits for the groom’s men. Also, it ensures Tux or suit are ordered on time, and in the right sizes too. He also plans for the accommodation of the groom’s men.
His job is to ensure that everything goes off smoothly. He has to help in reducing the groom’s stress to the barest. From all this, we can tell what the best man should be like. He must be someone who can stay committed to a cause and who’s also in control of his time. He should be someone who’s reliable and can keep his emotions in check. Finally, he should be one who’s loyal to the groom. This would ensure that he can withstand the distractions which might come.
In summary, the best man is a very important part of any wedding celebration and should be picked with the utmost care and reflection.