Best Man’s Countdown toward Wedding Day

Part of the Being the Best Man For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

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

  • Engagement party

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

  • Wedding rehearsal

  • 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

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