Overview

Perfect Best Man is an indispensable guide to every aspect of the best man's role. Covering everything from organising the stag night to making sure the big day runs according to plan, it walks you through exactly what you need to do and gives great advice about getting everything done with the least possible fuss.With checklists to make sure you have it all covered, troubleshooting sections for when things go wrong, and a unique chapter on choosing and organising the ushers, Perfect Best Man has everything you ...

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Perfect Best Man

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Overview

Perfect Best Man is an indispensable guide to every aspect of the best man's role. Covering everything from organising the stag night to making sure the big day runs according to plan, it walks you through exactly what you need to do and gives great advice about getting everything done with the least possible fuss.With checklists to make sure you have it all covered, troubleshooting sections for when things go wrong, and a unique chapter on choosing and organising the ushers, Perfect Best Man has everything you need to make sure you rise to the occasion.

The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781409063254
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 275 KB

Meet the Author

George Davidson is a former senior editor with Chambers Harrap. He is an experienced researcher and writer of reference books and has participated in several weddings as bridegroom, best man, and father of the bride. He lives in Edinburgh.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Outline of the best man's duties 1

2 Have you got what it takes to be a best man? 7

3 Should you say 'yes' or 'no'? 14

4 The engagement party 20

5 From 'day one' to 'three months to go' 22

6 What to wear 37

7 Invitations and wedding presents 49

8 The ushers and their duties 53

9 The stag party and other celebrations 60

10 From 'three months to go' to 'D-Day minus one' 71

11 The wedding rehearsal 75

12 The wedding day: before the ceremony 81

13 The wedding ceremony 85

14 After the ceremony 93

15 The reception and the speeches 95

16 The best man's speech 100

17 After the speeches 111

18 After the wedding 118

Quick Quotes

Some material for the best man's speech 120

Quick Reference Section

QR 1 The main duties of the best man and the ushers 125

QR 2 The wedding timetable 127

QR 3 Checklists 134

QR 4 Further sources of advice and information 140

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