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My Responsibility As the Best Man

Sep 2, 2008
The couple has a prerogative if who will play as best man for their wedding. Traditionally, the best man should come from a group of single men, however today, many best man are themselves already married. Usually, the person that will play as the best man are either the groom's brother or best friend. The role of best man in the wedding is very important. He is responsible for doing different assisting roles. Whether the ceremony is formal or informal, there should be an agreement to be made, rituals and traditions to be observed.

As with the duty of best man, he is expected to assist the groom with some important matters. The best man is the main companion of the groom when selecting his wardrobe. And not only for the groom but also for all male participants of the ceremony. Also, if the groom wants to have a stag party, he's the one who's responsible for arranging the event. The best man's arrangement can make or break the party. This should be a fun and enjoyable time for the rest of the groom's mates, therefore, making some wrong move can make an embarrassment for him, and you don't want that to happen and end up full of regret.

And with the wedding rehearsal call, the best man must be present. All preparations for the ceremony need participant's presence, especially the best man who'll take part during the wedding entourage. It is necessary for him to practice and rehearse his actions and role to eliminate mistakes that may occur during the ceremony proper. In this way, the dignity of the holy matrimony can be well preserved.

Before the couple offers the role for best man, they should consider first some factors concerning their choice for this certain role. Would he be willing to accept the duty? It should be asked first, not all men love to take responsibility being the groom's best man. It is very important to know that he is happy to accept the role and responsibility being the major assistant of the groom. Is he the right choice to play as your best man? Considering that the role of this man is pivotal, understand if he has the ability and enthusiasm to manage organizing the event. And the most important consideration, is he available to take part during pre-planning preparations? And during the wedding ceremony proper? This consideration is very critical, you don't want to crash your wedding because of one important person that is missing.

Traditionally, to thank and appreciate the effort and participation of the best man, most couples extend their warm gratitude by means of gifts. The gift doesn't need to be expensive to be more appreciated by your best man. But the thing is, behind that wrapped present is your thought of giving him a special gift for his job well done, and his generosity for sharing his time to support your wedding. After all, he is the groom's best buddy, brother or whatever it is as long as he is close to him. Most popular gifts given to best men are personalized items like engravable cufflinks, thank you cards and other personalized items that can make unique groomsmen gifts as well.
About the Author
Jnet is an author for a variety of lifestyle issues and topics including weddings. If you're looking for unique best man gifts, visit the website Americanbridal.com and browse their collection. You can also find a unique wedding favors while you're at it!
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