Weddings can be quite tricky for men. From the proposal to the honeymoon, they have some important jobs! The Grooms men, Best man, Pageboys and Ushers play essential roles and without whom the wedding would probably be running late with lost guests left right and centre. The Groom himself has a minefield of a marriage to get through from the proposal to the stag night and from the vows to the honeymoon. To help him on his way is the best man who has as equally important role. The duties of the best man primarily involve helping the groom but also include the Best Man’s speech and organising the ushers. The ushers organise the guests and pageboys and help with the smooth running of the day. The bride will have high expectations of the groom from choosing the wedding rings to selecting the right wedding drinks, not forgetting the all important speech. He will need all the help he can get from his best man and ushers.
The Duties of the Best Man are quite a responsibility so the choice of Best Man is crucial in the smooth running of a wedding. From arranging the stag night a reasonable amount of time before the actual wedding day, to paying the vicar and looking after the rings, right through to delivering a witty speech and organising the ushers. His role in the wedding proceedings is an honour but is also quite considerable.
Ushers are there to help the Best Man so that he can support the groom on his wedding day. Assisting the Best Man with his duties, and forming part of the official bridal party, the ushers will be at their most visable at the beginning of the ceremony, showing guests to their seats and handing out the Order of Service. For larger weddings it is correct to sit ushers at the top table alongside the bridesmaids, but their role is much smaller than that of the Best Man.
Page Boys are by no means an absolute must for a wedding, as you may not immediatley have anybody that springs to mind. But if you do they role is more minor then the ushers, in fact their main role is to add a cute factor to the bridal party and to give the camera man an excellent oppurtunity for some great footage!