There is no denying that the best man plays a massive role in any wedding. After all, they are responsible for bringing the fun and the laughter to the occasion. It is a big undertaking! However, there are some best men that take their role a bit too far. From crude jokes to irresponsible behaviour, we have seen it all. With that being said, in this blog post, we are going to take a look at the top don’ts for best men. This is a must-read for any best man. Plus, if you are the bride or groom, and you are worried that your best man could end up falling into one of the traps mentioned below, it is probably a good idea to have a chat with him before the big day!


DON’T forget the rings

There is only one place to begin, and this is with the wedding rings. We have all watched those comedy films whereby the best man turns up and he goes to put his hand in his suit pocket only to release that the rings are no longer there. Yes, this may be funny on the big screen but it is certainly not funny in real life.

DON’T perform your speech without rehearsing it in front of someone

A lot of best men are naturally funny. There are then those that think they are funny, but they are the only person laughing. We all know someone who falls into this category. While you want everyone’s reaction to be natural, it is a good idea to practice the best man’s speech in front of at least one other person. You need to see how they react. You also need to prepare your delivery.

DON’T forget to sand the bottom of your groom’s new shoes

As the best man, you are responsible for making sure that everything goes as well as possible for the groom on his special day. Because of this, one of your duties is to sand the bottom of your groom’s new shoes. The last thing you want is for him to slip down the aisle with his new bride on his arm!

DON’T let any harm happen to the groom on his stag do

Yes, you want to embarrass the groom. Yes, you want it to be the best weekend of his life. But he is not going to thank you if he has to turn up to his wedding with green hair or half an eyebrow, and you can be certain the bride will not be thanking you either!

DON’T mention ex-girlfriends in the speech

The best man’s speech is supposed to be one of the highlights of the wedding. However, it’s not going to be a highlight if you start talking about ex-girlfriends and ‘conquests’ – this is a big no! You can see some best man speech examples online if you need some inspiration regarding what you should and should not include. Also, don’t forget to include the bride in your speech. She is the main attraction!

DON’T get the groom too drunk the night before the wedding

It is likely that you are going to have a few drinks the night before the wedding, but make sure that it is only a few. A hungover groom is never a good idea on the most important day of his life, and you can rest assured that you will get the blame. Moreover, make sure you are not ‘that person’ at the wedding who is way too drunk. Yes, enjoy yourself and be the life and soul of the party. Yes, embrace the cocktails, beer, and whatever else is on offer. But do be responsible!

So there you have it: the top don’ts for any best men on the wedding day and during the build-up to it. Hopefully, you now feel more prepared regarding what you should do in the build-up to your best friend’s special day. If you are the groom, and you are fearful that your best man could end up making one of the blunders that have been talked about above, you should definitely speak to him beforehand. After all, the last thing you want is for your guests to spend their entire day talking about how the best man discussed all the groom’s conquests in his speech – never a good idea!

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