Maybe you’re reading this after a certain bride-to-be has sent this article to to you and all the other boys of the bridal party. It may be her way of saying 'don’t mess up my big day'. Perhaps you’ve taken it on yourself to learn what’s expected of you in this high ranking title, besides partaking in stag night festivities and hitting on the blonde bridesmaid during cocktail hour. (In which case, kudos – you savvy little dog, you). Either way, we couldn’t be happier that you’ve come to us seeking the wisdom every groomsman should know before standing next to his bro at the altar. Let’s get to it, shall we?
- 1. Don’t be late for anything. Ever. We know you’ve got a fancy watch somewhere, so slap it on your wrist and put it to good use. Do you really want to be that guy who keeps everyone waiting because he’s ‘always stuck in traffic’? This applies to any tux fittings, rehearsals, boys nights at the pub, and oh yeah – showing up to the venue. Plus, punctuality always impresses the lady folk. Wink, wink.
- 2. Do show your bro some love. Your main job is to support your main man, and it’s really not rocket science. If he’s in Monday night football withdrawal from spending too much time licking envelopes, rescue him. If he needs your opinion on red velvet vs. maple bacon cupcakes, always go with maple bacon. Always. (And no making fun of him for contemplating cupcake flavours, what do you think this is? A frat party?)
- 3. Don’t get totally inebriated. An open bar is not an all access pass to becoming the drunk guy at the wedding who staggers around the ballroom reciting the lyrics of Gangnam Style before it’s even cake slicing time yet. So, nurse those Gin & Tonics, wild boy.
Plus, punctuality always impresses the lady folk. Wink, wink.