My friend invited me to be his best man at his wedding. But I do not know what I should do as the best man. Is there anything that should be noted? Do you have any suggestions?
I was a Best Man four years ago for my college friend. Pretty much my only responsibility was giving a speech at the wedding. The groom had three older brothers that organized the bachelor party. Nothing wild, just spent the day out on the water on a chartered boat fishing then did a pub crawl that night. I'm not one for public speaking, so I had two gin & tonics before I went up to speak at the reception to calm my nerves. It's best to make a speech with some jokes, maybe some back story as how the groom met the bride. I was lucky enough to actually be with my friend the moment he met his would-be bride, who's now expecting. Just make sure you wish them well and something to appease the crowd, particularly the bride and groom's families. And definitely recite your prepared speech at least a dozen times on your own beforehand. I've taken a few communication college courses and the one piece of advice I took away was that in public speaking, make eye contact with several people in the audience while speaking. Best of luck to you.