If you're looking for practical, straight-talking advice on getting things right, look no further. Being the Best Man For Dummies is a perfect one-stop guide to being the ideal best man. This newly updated edition includes: Advice on organising the stag night (or weekend), including a guide to the best destinations, activities, and organisers, with contact information. An outline of your wedding day responsibilities (in the morning, at the church, during the reception, and all points in between) plus tips on how not to screw things up. A guide to writing a delivering a great speech, including opening lines, jokes, quotes, and more. Ten wedding-day nightmare scenarios to avoid. Guidance on how to dress to impress. All that in one convenient package that also doubles as a terrific prop for the reception speech.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Being the Best Man 5 Chapter 1: Best Man Basics 7 Chapter 2: Stag Do’s and Stag Don’ts 15 Chapter 3: The Stag Party 33 Part II: Wedding Preparations and the Big Day 43 Chapter 4: The Build-Up to the Big Day 45 Chapter 5: The Morning of the Wedding 61 Chapter 6: The Actual Ceremony 69 Chapter 7: The Wedding Reception 79 Part III: The Speech 87 Chapter 8: Writing the Speech 89 Chapter 9: Delivering and Presenting Your Speech 109 Part IV: The Part of Tens 125 Chapter 10: Ten Great Ideas for the Stag Do 127 Chapter 11: Ten Best Stag Do Destinations 133 Chapter 12: Ten Wedding Nightmare Scenarios 139 Chapter 13: Ten Great Budget Stag Tips 143 Chapter 14: Ten Great Drinking Games 149 Appendix: Surfing the Best Man Web 155 Index 165
Dominic Bliss has been a freelance journalist for the last 20 years. He writes for magazines and newspapers on men's interest, sport and travel. He was founding editor of the men's wedding magazine, Stag & Groom.
Guarantee that you'll be remembered as the best man who got it exactly right Congratulations! Someone has trusted you with the honour of being his best man, but no need to panic – we've got you covered. From stag do to send off, tux to toast, this fully updated guide to being a rock-star best man gives you the practical, straight-talking advice you need to get things pitch perfect. Men's journalist Dominic Bliss takes you through your paces, offering priceless tips, a gold mine of contact information and expert recommendations. Make it one to remember – organise an unforgettable (yet, perfectly legal) stag do with ideas and contact information for destinations, events, activities, transportation, organisers and more Get him to the church on time – get a blow-by-blow breakdown of your wedding-day responsibilities To cummerbund or not to cummerbund? – learn how to dress to impress without breaking the bank (or permanently damaging your reputation) Avoid mother-in-law jokes – find out how to write and deliver a brilliant speech, including opening lines, tasteful jokes and quotes Open the book and find: Tips on organising a memorable stag night (or weekend) Great stag do destination ideas A guide to delivering a great speech Tons of up-to-date contact information A complete walk-through of your wedding-day responsibilities Expert grooming tips for dressing the part
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