Friends of the Groom


The organization of a wedding is a troublesome business, because you need to follow traditions and think through the nuances to make this solemn event unforgettable. If before, most of the problems fell on the shoulders of the newlyweds, turning a joyful event into a series of worries, «holiday for guests», now everything is starting to change, and the wedding chores are shared by relatives, friends of the bride and groom, who are not indifferent to the long-awaited happiness of the young. Therefore, at weddings, instead of the usual friend, or best man, more and more often you can meet several young men at once.

Stylish groom with mates

Who are they - friends of the groom?

Friends of the groom are the closest comrades, male relatives who are. These are the people who, at the wedding, during preparation for it bear «burdens» organization of the celebration. In other words, these are the people who make the event lively, cheerful, harmonious, organized. A new practice of inviting not one, but several several best men to a wedding, came to us from Europe (Great Britain) and quickly took root, helping to solve two big problems:

Harmony of friends' images

  1. Relieve the burden of the spouse and the witness. With the advent of several friends, the amount of wedding trouble began to be divided equally among all friends, and therefore the load on one person decreased markedly. This also applies to the division of material costs..
  2. Do not offend the groom's friends. With previous traditions, he had to allocate «the best best wishes» friend among the rest, appointing a friend. Now close friends can become them.

Young with friends

The new tradition has made weddings more fun, carefree, brighter. The groom at the wedding, where all his friends act as friends, feels more comfortable, more confident. Therefore, such assistants should be truly congenial people, but even with a large scope of the event, there should not be too many, ideally no more than ten.

Duties of the groom's friends at the wedding

The main, honorable function of best men is the comprehensive support of the groom. This is moral support, including stag party organization. Physical - help in organizing a wedding, in its holding. Financial - many expense items, such as decorating a wedding procession, lie on the shoulders of buddies. Without help, it would be difficult for the spouse to organize everything, keep track of everything, and several closest friends without discomfort, with pleasure, sharing the load among themselves, cope with their duties.

Friends of the young

The responsibilities of friends on the part of the husband include:

  • Moral support for a marriage partner.
  • Choose a wedding suit with the groom for him and for himself.
  • Delivery of suits on time if they were rented.
  • Decoration of the wedding procession and associated material costs.
  • Stag organization.
  • Attendance at wedding rehearsals, engagement parties.
  • Organization of competitions, entertainment at the wedding.
  • Help guests with accommodation and other issues.
  • Gift delivery to the newlyweds house.
  • Dancing with women who have come without a couple, organizing a common dance for all guests.
  • Organization of video, photography.
  • Participation in a photo shoot.
  • Support, assistance in organizational matters.

Groom with his team of friends

However, the presence of friends from the groom does not eliminate the need for a witness whose functions are slightly expanded. In addition to the above duties, which the best man shares with other friends, there are the most basic:

  1. Signing documents in the registry office.
  2. Participation in the wedding ceremony, if such a procession is provided.
  3. Storing rings until the right moment.

Therefore choose «the best best wishes» a friend of the future husband will have to, but the presence of the role of additional best men makes this need somewhat formal.

Friends and Witness

Clothing for the friends of the groom

The groom and comrades perform at the celebration as a single team, so the outfits should have a single character, a stylistic solution or have common details. The clothes of the young and friends can be the same or slightly distinguish the groom from the total mass. The more original the team of husband’s friends will look, the more fun, beautiful the wedding will seem. The image of a male company should not go beyond the general concept of a wedding. Therefore, the outfit of the groom, friends is also a kind of attribute to create the right atmosphere for the holiday.

Bright outfit of friends and pals

Here are a few options for creating a single original image for the husband’s team:

  • Butterflies Multi-colored or single color, young and friends. Groom's butterfly can stand out in size or tone.
  • Multi-colored socks for all representatives of the team.
  • Suspender.
  • Bowlers or hats.
  • Glasses.
  • Buttonholes, pocket scarves.
  • Checkered Blazers or Pants.
  • Multi-colored ties of the same style with the same boutonnieres.
  • Jackets of the same color, tone or material.
  • Lack of jackets.
  • Vests.
  • Costumes of the same style, theme, reproduction of one era.

Team of friends in striped socks.

When choosing costumes for friends and the future husband, it is worth considering the following points:

  • Comfort The nature of the costumes should be close to the groom, friends, outfits should emphasize the state of mind. In addition, suits, shoes should be comfortable and convenient..
  • Bright hues. If there is no thematic need, when choosing the color of the costumes, pay attention to light tones or blue, or try to dilute the image with bright shades so that the event does not look gloomy.
  • Brightness and originality. Bright details, stylistic decisions will help to make the wedding fun, memorable.

Friends organized wedding in the style of

  • Harmony. Costumes of friends should not only be included in the overall concept of the wedding, but also be combined with the outfits of friends. Then at the event, photographs there will be no aesthetic dissonance.
  • Children. If the groom or friends have a male child or younger brother, invite him to the groom's team. This will not only allow the boy to feel responsible, adult, but also add to the atmosphere teams of touching, reliability, comfort.

The combination of dresses of friends and costumes of friends

Friends of the groom in butterflies photo

A simple and always winning way to highlight the groom and the team - butterflies. Here are some examples of how these accessories enliven the image of friends and the atmosphere of the wedding, see photo below.

Butterfly Groom

Dance of the groom and his friends

Another fresh tradition at weddings was the groom's dance with friends. This dance is presented to the bride as a gift, a demonstration of fervor, the seriousness of the groom’s feelings, and therefore is often performed on the ransom. Friends of the groom, like faithful companions, support the young and help in the preparation. The dance performed by the guys is either improvisation or a small planned performance.

This is always a very funny, interesting sight, so the dance of the young with friends becomes one of the highlights of the celebration. Watch the video of one of these performances:

Happy friends are the key to a successful wedding

Competitions for friends of the groom

In addition to the groom’s dance with friends, there are many other contests in which friends of the newlywed are also attracted. To take part in such competitions is the immediate duty of friends, as well as the search for the host, compilation of entertainment, fun for guests. Contests with friends on the part of her husband are always a very fun, positive sight. It is good to attract the culprit in them. Carry out in the process of redemption, as a test, or during the feast itself. Here are some ideas for organizing such contests:

Friends-friends at a wedding

  • The art of shaving. Hand out to young comrades inflated balls, razors, foam. Participants must apply foam to the ball and «to shave» him without bursting. Secure the clothes of friends and other guests, because if the ball bursts, the foam will fly apart.
  • The right ball. Inflate a lot of balls, put notes in them, one of which says «key», if the buddies choose the wrong ball, the guys will have to pay the ransom, and so on, until they find the right word. If the competition is held not at the buyback, but during the feast, the wrong ball may mean fulfilling the desire of a friend.
  • Stairs. Make the future husband go to the beloved stairs without touching her, without using arms and legs. The solution to the puzzle will be to transfer a friend in his arms, which friends should do. If participants do not guess, they will be punished, for example, they will pay a fine.
  • An Apple. Blindfold a friend. Bring him three apples - red, white, green. The task of a friend, biting off each, guess the color. To make it more difficult, inject alcohol (brandy, wine or any other strong drink) with a syringe into one or all apples.

The groom’s comrades play the most important role at the wedding - they make it fun and interesting: entertain guests, fool around, support, help him, participate in competitions and organize them. They fill the wedding with the spirit of celebration, romance, fun and endless positive. If the groom has good cheerful friends, then the wedding will surely succeed.