Robert Redford as Best Man at Wood's 1969 wedding to Richard Gregson. The best man is the chief assistant to the groom at a wedding and (along with Maid of Honour) is the third most important in attendance after the Bride and Groom. In most modern, English-speaking countries, the groom extends this honor to someone who is close to him, generally his oldest and closest male friend.
Everyone should read about How to Choose Your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen - Bridestory blog. What is a wedding without your bridal party? No bride glows bright enough without her bridesmaids and maid of honor. As with the groom, who wouldn't look as dashing without his groomsmen and best man. In today's post, learn the basics and duties of all your bridal party members and cute ways to ask them to be one.