The Complete Best Man Guide

The Premier Best Man Guide

Have you been bestowed the job of best man by your number one pal? Don’t worry! We’ve got all the stag do planning tips and guides for your best man duties and speech. Take the pressure off your shoulders and make use of this treasure trove of games, accessories ideas and hilarious pranks to make you the greatest best man of all time! Get inspired by all the best man guides and resources to help you fulfil your role.

Jump to these sections:

The Stag Do Essentials

Stag Do Games

15 Stag Do Forfeits

Stag Do Pranks

Stag Do Drinking Games

Stag Do Planning

Stag Challenges

Stag Do T-Shirt Names

20 Stag Do Dares

Stag Do Accessories

Costumes & Fancy Dress

Stag Do WhatsApp Group Chat Names

Sten Do Ideas

Stag Do Themes

Decorations for Stag Parties

Best Man Tips & Advice

Best Man Duties

Best Man Speech

Best Man Socks

Wedding Jokes

Usher Duties

Ways to Keep the Groom Happy

How to tie a Windsor Knot

Best Man Facts & Figures

Must Have & Do

Brexit Travel Advice

Stag Weekend Survival Kit

Breakfast Hangover Cures

Staying Safe On The Stag Do

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What is a Best Man?

Although everyone knows of someone who has been a best man, does anyone actually know what a best man is? In short, the best man is the grooms right hand and his confidant throughout the whole of the wedding process and is responsible for a number of different roles and duties that must be carried out before, during and after the wedding. Anything the groom needs, he goes to the best man to help him sort or figure it out.

What Does the Best Man Do?

There are a variety of different things that the best man does throughout the engagement, wedding and post wedding.

  • Get the stag night sorted
  • Assist the groomsmen with suits
  • Create an epic best man speech
  • Making sure the bride is okay on the wedding is also important, as the groom will be speaking to family
  • Stand next to the groom throughout the wedding ceremony
  • Maybe crack a few mother-in-law jokes
  • Keep the ushers in their place
  • Be a supportive friend
  • Sign the marriage certificates as witness
  • And of course the most important part, be there for all the photos that will be taken

Become the Ultimate Planner

So, your oldest friend has just told you that for his wedding, you’re going to be the best man – now what? The excitement is real, the event thoughts are already circling in your head but it can be difficult to actually get started with the stag do planning.

From deciding which fun stag activities will suit your pal, to considering everyone’s budget and where you’ll all stay after a heavy night of drinking. The panic can creep in when you feel like you’ve forgotten something important, but that’s where we come in.

The Funktion Events team have tons of experience helping flustered lads organise the best last night of freedom of their lives. We’ve sent groups as big as 50 all over the UK and abroad to many European cities, keeping the everyone safe and fun.

We’ll sort the big stuff, giving you extra time to browse through our best man guide and sort out all the little extras like accessories and stag do games. Find out how to stay safe on the stag do with these helpful tips.

Collectively, all of these best man resources can help you with arranging dares, hilarious stag pranks, and just general best man duties.

Use our free pages and downloads to get all the guys belly-laughing for the entire weekend.

Stag Do Themes

Stag Do Themes

Find the best stag do themes to make your groom blush including hilarious costumes, traditional accessories and more in this complete theme buying guide!
Stag Do Forfeits List

Stag Do Forfeits List

Add this list of side-splitting stag do forfeits to your celebrations to spice up the night! Includes light-hearted fun and all out war-starting challenges.
Top 20 Stag Do Dares for 2024

Top 20 Stag Do Dares for 2024

Make it a night to remember with these wild stag do dares – designed for the brave and attempted by few, these will be sure to make it a proper wild night out!
Pub Golf Drinking Game

Pub Golf Drinking Game

Pick out your best gear and prepare to hit the pubs and bars with a sporty twist as you and the lads compete for glory with the pub golf drinking game!
Ring of Fire Drinking Game

Ring of Fire Drinking Game

Make sure you and the lads kick off your big night out with plenty of banter and boozy antics by starting the evening with the Ring of Fire drinking game!
Best Ways to Cure a Hangover

Best Ways to Cure a Hangover

We’re here to help ease your symptoms with the best ways to cure a hangover! From home remedies to emergency cures for every level of after-party headache.
Stag Do Pranks

Stag Do Pranks

Check out these stag party pranks to humiliate the stag on the weekend. Great for some good stories for the best man speech & memories from the stag party!
Cheap Stag Do Costumes

Cheap Stag Do Costumes

A Stag Do Costume can add so much fun to your stag party but can sometimes be expensive. See our top cheap Stag Do Costume ideas here…
Cheap Stag Do T-Shirts

Cheap Stag Do T-Shirts

To help you save money for your Stag Do, we’ve found our top 10 cheap Stag Do T-Shirts to help your group celebrate in style. Read more here…
How To Tie A Windsor Knot

How To Tie A Windsor Knot

Although a clip-on does the job just fine, read on to learn how to tie a Windsor knot before the big day and make sure you’re looking as sharp as possible!
Usher Duties

Usher Duties

Get familiar with the most important usher duties you can undertake on the bride-and-groom’s big day, making sure that the whole day goes according to plan!