Best Man Duties: On Top of the Wedding Toast?

Best Man Duties

As the best man, you actually have special responsibilities -- you'll be a combination valet and hand-holder as you help the groom come through this nerve-racking experience with flying colors. And the best part? You get to do the wedding toast!

Groomsman Gifts at The Knot Wedding ShopBest Man Duties and Responsibilities

1. Calls for the groom on the day of the wedding, , helps him dress and accompanies him to the wedding.

2. He carries the wedding ring in a convenient place so he can produce it, with a minimum of fumbling, at the proper moment.

3. During the reception, he generally offers a toast to the bride and groom; often he is expected to initiate the toasts.

4. Makes sure the going-away car is decorated and safely hidden away.

5. Help the bride and groom get away from the reception.

6. Return the groom's wedding clothes to his home or to the rental shop.

Free Sample Speech

For a Best Man, making the wedding toast is the most daunting task of all. To give you a good start, look at the sample speeches below for ideas.

Wedding Toast: Best Man Toast to Bride

I rise to offer a toast to the Bride. May this day be the beginning of a new chapter in a love story that will endure forever, and bring joy and happiness to her and her new husband. May she always remember and honor the vows she made today and let them be the strong foundation on which their life together will be built.

Wedding Toast: Best Man Toast to Groom

Here is to my friend. Today I had the honor to stand beside him on this most important day, as he has so often stood by me in good times and bad. I wish him and his lovely bride nothing but happiness, prosperity, and good health for as long as they shall live.

Wedding Toast: Best Man Toast to Groom

A toast to the groom. He has shown us all his wisdom and his good taste in the selection of his bride, and his understanding of reality in his selection of me as the best man. Even though I may be the best, today he has shown that it is he has the most luck.

Wedding Toast: Best Man Toast Wedding Guests

I propose a toast to the guests who have honored the lucky couple with their presence today. I know that is the love and support of their families and friends that enabled them to make the journey that came to such a happy ending. I pray all of you will always continue to love and support them in the coming years. May God bless everyone of you always.

Wedding Toast: Best Man Toast to the Bridesmaid

Let us lift our glasses and salute our beautiful bridesmaids. They were like flowers as they surrounded the Bride today. It was truly beauty surrounding beauty. I salute the love and affection between them and the Bride and I am curious as to if any of them have any plans for next weekend? To the Bridesmaids! Cheers!

The wedding will be over in the blink of an eye, so remember to enjoy yourself at the reception. After all, you're there to celebrate the happiest day of your best friend's life. With that perspective in mind, going through your best man duties will be a breeze.

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