QUESTION: “Did i tell you i am in a wedding this fall? I am not the best man, but was asked to plan the bachelor party, and give the speech. Is this odd? Is this common?” ANSWER: I’ve seen it before when there is no bridal party – no groomsmen… no bridesmaids. They need to […]
Stories Tagged 'best man'
October 14, 2010
by Guest Contributor
I want to talk for a minute about groomsmen. Specifically, the best man. The best man’s job has turned into little more than bachelor party social director. But it can be, and should be, much more than that. Your best man is your voice of sanity in the wilderness. He’s the one who should say […]
We asked the guys: Have you ever been in the bridal party on the girls side? Not only was I in the bridal party, I was my sister’s maid of honor. I wasn’t, of course, given that title (the other bridesmaids referred to me as the “male of honor”), but I stood closest to her, […]
I was a groomsman for my friend Jeremy. The minister in charge (who I later learned was sort of randomly chosen for expediency’s sake) was just about the most humorless such person I could imagine. (Because what you want, when planning a day commemorating joy, is to quash mirth before it can spread.) As he […]