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Best Man Duties

Congratulations on being chosen as the Best Man!

You’ve been his go-to guy in life, and his wedding day is no exception. Beyond organizing the bachelor party and preparing a speech, here is a list of best man duties to keep you on track as you take on this important role for his big day.

    Pre-wedding
  • Supervise the other groomsmen. Keep them organized and informed, make sure they show up to fittings, etc.
  • Organize the bachelor party.
  • Attend all the functions, e.g., wedding rehearsal and dinner, parties in which the wedding party is invited.
  • Prepare your “Best Man” reception speech.

  • Wedding Day
  • Keep the groom calm, organized, and on time throughout the wedding day.
  • Hold on to the bride’s wedding ring.
  • Make sure the groom has the marriage license (you will be signing it).
  • Know how to tie your tie and pin your boutonniere (and help the other groomsmen too).
  • Transport guests to and from the airport if needed.
  • Deliver the fee to the officiate.
  • Decorate the getaway ride—​with a little help from your wedding party friends.
  • Be available. Be a best friend!

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