Best Man’s Countdown toward Wedding Day
It’s a good idea to get yourself and everything else prepared well in advance for the wedding where you'll be best man. Follow this calendar countdown detailing everything on your to do list and when to do it.
12 months to go
The groom appoints you as best man.
Block out the whole week before the wedding in your diary.
9 months to go
5 months to go
Help the groom choose his ushers.
Begin organising the stag do.
3 months to go
Review the wedding plans with the bride and groom.
Accompany the groom to get fitted for your suits.
Start writing your speech.
2 months to go
Finalise the plans for the stag do.
Buy your present for the bride and groom.
Keep practicing your speech.
1 month to go
The stag do
2 weeks to go
Make the ushers aware of their duties.
Check the groom has bought the ring.
Finalise your speech.
1 week to go
Finalise the wedding schedule with the from and print it out.
Hire the wedding suits.
Buy confetti and decorations for the wedding car.
1 day to go
The last supper
Charge up your mobile phone
Stuff your wallet with cash
Ask the bride and groom for messages from absent friends
Check the groom has the ring in a safe place