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Help Needed. Best Man responsibilities...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by tomson75, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    So my buddy dropped the bomb on me last week, informing me that he intends to marry his girlfriend of about one year...whom I've never met. I trust this man's judgment more than anyone in the world...except that he chose me as the Best Man.

    I hate weddings. I've avoided them at all costs, but I'm afraid I can't dodge this one.

    If anyone has any prior experiences or advise they'd like to share, I'd be forever thankful. I'm at a complete loss as to my responsibilities are. Any tips or ideas to help make this an enjoyable event would be appreciated as well.
  2. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I was my father's best man when he married my stepmother but I was 16 at the time. All I remember is trying to not drop the ring. :laugh2:
  3. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Haha...I remember having the same feelings when my older sister got married when I was 14.

    This, I have a feeling, is going to be a bit more intense of an experience.

    The oddest part of this is that I've never met the fiance'...and the fact that I live four hours away from them. I feel like I need to go down there and check her out....see if I approve. :D
  4. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    As best man, ask your friend what he wants you to do. Then do it...

    What a good best man should do is take the groom out on the town before he gets the ball and chain! Take him to where PacMan hangs...


    :D


    Good luck...
  5. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Agree with this. However, you are expected to be the DD for the night, and post bail if needed. :D

    Also, give the toast at the reception.

    Here is one piece of advice...do not lock your knees during the ceremony!!
  6. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Oh...he'll be 'out on the town' alright. We've had some pretty ridiculous nights in our college days. He's seen me drink my own pee after waking up from a bender...twice.

    Note to self...don't get drunk and pee in bottles from the night before.

    As for him....well this picture speaks volumes....

    [IMG]
  7. Bob Sacamano

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    all you have to do is stand there and try not to **** up

    you should probably call in sick
  8. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    I'm ok with that. I have bad luck in Virginia Beach anyway.
  9. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    I'll have to look the part...can I borrow your Screech mask?
  10. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Reread my post above. I added a couple of things.
  11. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    speaking of toasts, anyone remember that Bud Light commercial of a few years ago?
  12. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    no

    just don't wear a purple suit
  13. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Oh yeah...the toast. That should be interesting. I'll have to avoid being myself on that one.
  14. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Lmao...
  15. Bob Sacamano

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  16. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    I was my older brother's best man in 1988. NOBODY told me it was the best man's responsibility to make a toast to the happy couple. When the glasses started clinking, I had no idea why everyone was looking at me. Needless to say, I froze and there was no toast that day. Well, not from me anyway.
  17. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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  18. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Ouch. I'm having a hard time believing you didn't think of something. That's so un-bb-like.

    That would truly suck though. I'd be sweating my *** off in that situation.
  19. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    no toast is better than an improvised one. I improvised once and still hear about it from my wife and friends. It was that shockingly bad.

    spend time writing the toast, practice the hell out of it, and don't drink at all before you give it.

    Oh yeah, run it by someone with some common sense first too.
  20. Bob Sacamano

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    there's also one where the guy goes on and on about how he can't believe the groom is getting married because of how many women he's slept with

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