Switch - Shockingly simple group payments Switch - Shockingly simple group payments

Campus Internship

Best Man Duties: A Guide to Nailing Your Role and Creating Unforgettable Memories

September 10, 2025

A person enjoying a beautiful beach sunset, with palm trees and waves crashing in the background.

Best Man Duties: A Guide to Nailing Your Role

Being asked to be the best man at a wedding is a huge honor, but it also comes with a lot of responsibilities. From delivering a memorable speech to organizing bachelor party festivities, there's a lot to consider when taking on the role of the best man. In this blog post, we'll walk you through everything you need to know to fulfill your duties as the best man.

By the end of this post, you'll learn:

  • The key responsibilities of the best man
  • Tips for delivering a killer best man speech
  • Gift ideas for the groom
  • How to choose the perfect best man outfit
  • A handy best man checklist to keep you organized
  • Expert advice for being the best best man

How To: Plan and Execute Your Best Man Duties Like a Pro

Being the best man means being there for the groom throughout the wedding planning process and on the big day. Here are the steps you can take to fulfill your duties:

1. Help with wedding planning

Assist the groom with various wedding planning tasks, such as finding vendors, organizing the guest list, and coordinating transportation. Be a reliable support system during this exciting but potentially stressful time.

2. Prepare an unforgettable best man speech

Craft a heartfelt and entertaining speech that pays tribute to the couple and brings laughter and tears to the room. We'll share tips on how to write and deliver a memorable best man speech that everyone will remember.

3. Coordinate the bachelor party

Plan an epic bachelor party that suits the groom's preferences and ensures a night to remember. From choosing the location to organizing activities, we'll provide guidance on how to throw a bachelor party that the groom and his friends will cherish.

4. Assist with wedding day preparations

Help the groom get ready on the wedding day, ensuring he looks his best. This may involve helping him get dressed, tying his tie, or calming any last-minute nerves.

5. Support the groom during the ceremony

Stand by the groom's side as he says his vows, offering moral support and assistance as needed. You may also be responsible for holding the rings or other important items during the ceremony.

6. Be the life of the party

As the best man, it's your responsibility to keep the energy high and the party going. Embrace your role as the master of ceremonies and encourage everyone to have a fantastic time throughout the reception.

7. Assist with wedding day logistics

Be prepared to handle any last-minute issues or tasks that may arise on the wedding day. This could include distributing boutonnieres, coordinating with vendors, or helping guests find their seats.

Create an Unforgettable Best Man Experience with Switch

Switch is the perfect tool to help you manage your best man duties efficiently and effectively. With Switch, you can easily collect and track funds for the bachelor party, share expenses with other groomsmen, and keep everyone organized with transparent money management. Say goodbye to the hassle of tracking IOUs and juggling multiple payment platforms. Switch streamlines the process, allowing you to focus on creating incredible experiences for the groom and the wedding party.

So, get ready to fulfill your best man responsibilities with ease and make lasting memories with Switch by your side.

Get the App

Get started in


Switch is a financial technology company and is not a bank. Banking services provided by Thread Bank; Member FDIC. The Switch Visa® Debit Card is issued by Thread Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and may be used anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

© 2023 Grink Inc.