If you're looking for practical, straight-talking advice on getting things right, look no further. Being the Best Man For Dummies is a perfect one-stop guide to being the ideal best man. This newly updated edition includes: * Advice on organising the stag night (or weekend), including a guide to the best destinations, activities, and organisers, with contact information. * An outline of your wedding day responsibilities (in the morning, at the church, during the reception, and all points in between) plus tips on how not to screw things up. * A guide to writing a delivering a great speech, including opening lines, jokes, quotes, and more. * Ten wedding-day nightmare scenarios to avoid. * Guidance on how to dress to impress. All that in one convenient package that also doubles as a terrific prop for the reception speech.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Being the Best Man 5 Chapter 1: Best Man Basics 7 Chapter 2: Stag Do s and Stag Don ts 15 Chapter 3: The Stag Party 33 Part II: Wedding Preparations and the Big Day 43 Chapter 4: The Build-Up to the Big Day 45 Chapter 5: The Morning of the Wedding 61 Chapter 6: The Actual Ceremony 69 Chapter 7: The Wedding Reception 79 Part III: The Speech 87 Chapter 8: Writing the Speech 89 Chapter 9: Delivering and Presenting Your Speech 109 Part IV: The Part of Tens 125 Chapter 10: Ten Great Ideas for the Stag Do 127 Chapter 11: Ten Best Stag Do Destinations 133 Chapter 12: Ten Wedding Nightmare Scenarios 139 Chapter 13: Ten Great Budget Stag Tips 143 Chapter 14: Ten Great Drinking Games 149 Appendix: Surfing the Best Man Web 155 Index 165