April 24, 2012
You have popped “the question” and she has responded with a resounding yes! Believe it or not, that was the easy part. Now it’s time to decide who you want to stand alongside you on your wedding day. So, how do you go about deciding who will be your best man/person and who will be your groomsmen?
Even before considering your options, don’t forget the financial obligation that comes with being part of a wedding party. Can the individuals you are thinking of asking really afford this, or may it create a financial burden for them? If it might, speak with him/her honestly and leave the door open for him/her to decline the honour.
There is no rule of thumb when it comes to choosing your best man/person. When selecting him/her however, s/he should be one of your closest family members or friends. Remember, friends may come and go, but family is forever. The friend is sure to understand the old saying that blood is thicker than water, and you could always ask your friend to be master of ceremonies or take on another role on your Special Day.
Your best man/person should be someone who has encouraged you over the years, someone you know will support you through life’s future challenges, and someone who has proven to be a loyal and dependable confidant.
Your groomsmen should be a group of fun guys who are there to help the best man/person and groom organize the stag and take care of the small details on the wedding day. A groomsman doesn’t assume the same responsibilities as a best man/person so your wild college bar hopping friend might be the perfect choice. You do not necessarily have to have the same number of groomsmen as bridesmaids – it all depends on how many people you want to have there with you.
Regardless of who you choose or how you choose them, remember they will be a big part of the your wedding day memories…so make sure they don’t wear white socks!
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