Best Man Best Speech
Being the best man at a wedding is an honour, but it is a responsible job and one that can cause a good deal of anxiety to the person involved. This book is the answer to all of their worries. Firstly the duties of the best man - before, during and after the wedding - are detailed, including the all-important stag night, attending the wedding rehearsal, helping out with transportation and supervising the ushers. The aspect of the role that tends to cause most concern is the speech. Fear not, there is an entire section of the book devoted to it - how to gather together stories, jokes, anecdotes, developing a structure, practising the speech, how to deliver it and how to conquer those inevitable Big Day nerves. Whether the wedding is formal or informal, religious or secular, large or small, or whether the best man is a woman, this book provides all of the necessary information for the best man so that he knows the exact nature of his duties and will be able to perform them perfectly.
Dominic Bliss is a freelance journalist and editor. Married in 2003, he launched the British men's wedding magazine Stag & Groom and is still a regular contributor. He has attended almost as many friends' weddings ashe's had birthdays. He lives in south London.