Wedding is the special occasion for bride and groom. The cultures around the world have dedicated a fine authentic character to this social custom through diversities of traditions and rituals as also etiquettes. The objective is to cater to different dimensions that mark the wedding occasion. Apart from the piousness that is secured through rituals, the need to offer a fine support and company to the bride and groom has been also a demanded dimension in every wedding. No wonder, the tradition of best man, groomsmen, maid of honor and bridesmaids has continued as the cherished practice. In different cultures, we find different variations of this practice.
Choosing a maid of honor or best man could be really intricate and tricky because bride or groom has to make the choice of only one person out of many available ones. The egos could be hurt and hence a concern always remains! However, the choice should be done as per the demand of the occasion! Here are the counsels on what needs to be looked into while choosing the best man.
Best man could be the close friend or your brother
Best man accompanies the groom as his closest attendant. He thus offers a fine support to the groom throughout the wedding ceremony. So what could be the fundamental criteria? It is imperative that the role of best man be assigned to some young individual who is really intimate since the older days. This intimacy plays in a fine manner for the purpose of offering the support to the groom. For this reason, the role of best man is generally performed by a close friend of the groom or by the brother of the groom.
The general choice has been more for the close friend with whom the groom had spent years and had lived great moments of fun. It is with such a friend that the real intimacy emerges! Also, the younger brother is a good choice because he is ready to become the ‘youthful’ companion and his presence would definitely generate pomp! If he is still unmarried then he would take more than normal interest to escort you through the nuptial proceedings!
The best man needs to be trustworthy and reliable person
Intimacy is just one thing while your best man also needs to be reliable and trustworthy one. If your closest friend is too indulgent one, he could miss the essential tasks and duties that are assigned to the best man as always. Groom’s best man is in charge of the payments and arrangements also. He is the custodian of the wedding rings till the ceremony and then after he keeps secure the wedding agreement after the nuptials is done. These duties are authentic and symbolic also and even the least of hassle cannot be expected here.
Besides, the best man makes payments and transactions on behalf of the groom to the celebrant and different service providers. He also ensures that the guests are fully served and transported back after the wedding ceremony is completed. He should be therefore appropriately active and dynamic so as to handle all such duties in a fluent manner and also at the same time, offer company to the groom.