So you are getting married and starting to plan your special day.

One of the first things for you to do as a couple is to decide on who is going to be in your bridal party, and as a male your most important decision is who will be you best man.

Now while there might seem to be an obvious choice for this position, there are a lot of things that you will want to consider before making a final decision.

So let’s take a look at a few things and then finish up by checking out a few of the more popular best man ‘options’.

Things To Consider When Choosing A Best Man

1. They Will Be Planning Your Bachelor Party

Think about it for a second, sure your best friend may be great but what would your bachelor party look like with him in control? Do you want a crazy pub crawl party or something a little more low key? The easiest way to make sure you get what you want is to choose your best man based on the type of person that they are.

2. They Will Be Making A Speech About You

The bachelor party is one thing, but the best man speech is where all your friends and family (on both sides) come together and hear someone talk solely about you – you want to make sure that they will handle the task and not embarrass you too much.

3. They Will Be In Your Wedding Photos Forever

This is something that a lot of people do not consider. Your best friend right now may not be your best friend a year from now, 5 years or even 10 years from now. As much as we don’t like to think it, friends do come and go and sometimes it is not always in the best circumstances. This is why it is important to consider your wedding photos when choosing a best man.

So What Are Your Options?

1. Your Best Friend (Or Close Friend)

This is always the most obvious choice. Your best friend is the person you share all you great times with, so obviously at your wedding they should be your best man? While this may be the case for a lot of people and usually result in a funny best man speech, there are also a couple of other options that seem to be growing in popularity.

2. Your Brother

If you have a brother or your fiancee has a brother, is becoming a lot more common for people to choose family over friends. One of the benefits here is that they usually know a lot more about you, potentially have a stronger relationship with you, and you can be pretty certain theat they will still be in your life when your kids are asking who the funny looking people are in your wedding photos.

Plus a brother’s best man speech can sometimes carry a lot more weight, due to the length of the relationship you two have had.

3. Your Father

This may seem like a strange one, but with a lot of young men looking up to their dads, this is the ultimate act of honour and respect by choosing their father above their friends on their most important day.

4. Someone Else?

Now these do not have to be your only options. It is your wedding and you can choose whoever you like to be your best man. Just take the above thoughts into consideration!


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