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10 Tips To Nail The Best Man Speech

10 Tips To Nail The Best Man Speech It can be hard enough to stand up in front of a large group and speak, let alone relying solely on the words you have written to describe the love we see before us, what the couple mean to you, how good a best friend he is etc etc...all the while making sure the families are entertained and that they want to buy you a drink after the speech than throw one in your face. It's tough work, so here's 10 tips to nail the best man speech to cover all bases, get some laughs and maybe a few tears. 1. Don't Get Stupid Drunk I know, I know, this seems pretty straight forward but let's think about it for a second. It's an Irish wedding so the chances are the best man might be having a few drinks before the actual wedding with the groom...to emm...help with the nerves. He'll probably have one at the reception to keep himself hydrated while he has to take the obligatory wedding photos. Then there's the mingling before the meal and having one with the lads before sitting down to dinner which will have a bottle of wine on the table. So try not to go mad on the beer as you may all of a sudden dispatch with your cue cards and speech and try and come up with it of your head. This will only be drunk rambling and won't sound as good in your head as it does out loud. 2. Start the Speech Off Right There will be plenty of time to roast the groom good and proper but get the formalities out of the way first. Thank everyone for coming, celebrating the day, and reading any messages from friends abroad. Diving head first into mocking and an embarrassing story may leave people thinking you have a vendetta against the groom and probably shouldn't have been the best man in the first place. 3. What Not To Say In The Speech Do not mention his ex's name...ever Do not mention anything from the stag weekend that could land him in the doghouse just hours into his marriage. Do not mention any story that you wouldn't want told about yourself Do not mock the bride...ever...you are playing with fire if you do and you will get burnt   4. Language of Choice I like most Irishmen cursing is a big part of my vocabulary and we have a fantastic ability to drop in a curse word into a sentence that gives it a certain grace. But this is a time to really stay as tight lipped as possible. Certain families and especially parents aren't to fond of certain words. I know it will be tough but it's something to keep in mind.   5. Choice of Jokes This is a tricky one as most people feel that when they tell a joke in a speech that they will come across as a stand up comedian. I'm here to say you don't! Your jokes might not be that funny, so choose wisely and be so careful not go ridiculously inappropriate.   6. Humour Throughout This is key to any good best man speech. Humour keeps any the speech rolling along smoothly with a nice gentle hum of laughter. An idea would be to poke fun at some of the groom’s traits or his poor golf game, inability to dance, bad sense of direction, bad taste in music and similar. Avoid calling him a dumbass as his parents will probably be in the room and paid for his education. Also if any of his work colleagues are the may need to rethink any negative things you might be planning on saying about his work. My tip, always keep them smiling. 7. Complimenting the Bride Do not just give a token compliment to the bride. That's almost worse than no compliments. Talk about the great attributes she has, that she's kind, witty, beautiful and that she's looking stunning on the day. Give this part of the speech some time and thought for your best friend if nothing else. You don't want the bride to be giving out to him about the speech you did on the honeymoon. 8. Talk About Your Friendship This is a major part of the best man speech. It really cements the reason for you being the best man in the first place. This is were you show your true bromance and just how much you cherish his friendship, how he's been there for you and vice versa. Make it short sharp and to the point, a few lines about his great qualities and you're done. You don't want to make it awkward. 9. The Couple's Relationship This is the point in the speech where you just unload every wedding and happy couple cliché you were trying not to use earlier in the speech. Time to go proper Hallmark here with things like 'there love is enduring', 'they're perfect for each other', 'it was love at first sight', 'they've found their soul mate in each other'. Good god that was a bit hard to even write. The reality is that they might have met while drunk one night in a club, got the score, texted each other the following day, cinema or a date a few days later and that's where it started. This is the sort of stuff you don't say of course. Also avoid saying that they found the only person to put up with each others annoying habits and bad jokes. 10. The Toast Alright just don't go straight with "raise your glasses..", get everyone to stand up, thank everyone for coming, congratulate the happy couple and wish the well into the future. Congrats you have just delivered a great speech. And don't worry, if you're still struggling for a best man speech, just take the one from Sherlock.   Finally, contact us today for more information on booking a fantastic Stag Party weekend!   So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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12 things every Best Man Needs To Know

12 things every Best Man Needs To Know It's such an honour to be asked to be the best man so it's only natural that you want to do a really good job and with that comes great responsibilities! Here are the 12 things every Best Man Needs To Know. Don't freak out though because here at StagParty.ie we have you covered and we know all the tips and tricks to make sure that you fulfill your Best Man duties to a top notch standard.   1. The Stag Plan the stag do! Maybe get a few of the groomsmen in on this one as well to help out with the organising! Visit the StagParty.ie website or Facebook page for some ideas on what to do for a stag weekend from the locations to go to, the pranks to play and the best activities to do!   2. Organise! Organise! Organise! There is a lot that needs to be done so it is important that you are extremely organised for the months ahead. Pick up a diary so that you can make notes and keep track of important dates or telephone numbers such as the photographers and videographers that will be attending.   3. Inform Make sure that the groom and all the groomsmen know of any changes that you are making to the schedule, especially with regards to rehearsals or tux fittings.   4. Support Be a constant support for the groom as this is a nerve wracking time for him and he could do with moral support and advice to make him feel at ease. On the day of the wedding why not stand by the grooms side when he is waiting for the ceremony to commence and offer some words of encouragement before the bride walks down the aisle. As a nice gesture you can organise a gift for the groom and give it to him on the morning of the wedding which will make him feel more relaxed and calm about the day ahead.   5. Rehearsal It's important that all members attend rehearsals so that they know what the plan is for the day of the wedding. This can include the church rehearsals but also speech rehearsals. This will eliminate any confusion.   6. Tux Help the groom choose the tux. It's always nice to get a second opinion on what it looks like and what suits him best. Organise the tux fittings and double check that everyone can attend them as this is a very important part of the whole process. If everyone attends the tux fitting at the same time it will alleviate any issues with different tux's being bought or any issues with incorrect sizes. It also means that you can tick another item off the to-do list! On the day of the wedding you should help the groom get ready. This includes fixing the tie and making any last minute adjustments to the tux. You can also help him put the cufflinks on his suit.   7.  The Ring If you only do one thing right on the day at least make sure that you remember the ring! Also, if there is a ring bearer, the child should know what they are doing. It may be wise to attach the rings to the pillow. Of course if there is no ring bearer then you can hand the rings to the groom himself.   8. The Car Organise the departure from the home the morning of the wedding. Help decorate the car with banners but make sure to keep it classy.   9. Head Count When you arrive at the church do a quick headcount before going in just to make sure that all the groomsmen are there.   10. Mingle When you get to the hotel reception be friendly with the guests. Don't be shy! Offer food and drinks and mingle with the guests and make everyone feel welcome on the day. It might also help settle some of the pre speech jitters!   11. Round Up the Troops Once everyone has arrived at the hotel from the church, gather the groomsmen together and get prepared for professional photographs.   12. The Speech Make sure to organise who will be giving speeches at the wedding and know what order each person is speaking. And that's it!     These are just the 12 things every Best Man needs to know. I'm sure there are a few more that you can also add to the list. You will have worked so hard in the lead up to the big day so make sure that you relax too and have a great day!     So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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7 Do Not’s For The Best Man At A Wedding

7 Do Not's For The Best Man At A Wedding So, if you've just been asked to be your friends best man for his upcoming wedding a certain thing happens. I could say you should express to him that you feel proud, emotional and even overwhelmed. These emotions however are only masking the truth, that you are in fact shitting a brick. There are some many responsibilities involved in being the best man, but organising stuff like the stag party isn't what's scaring you, (because StagParty.ie have ya covered on that front), it's not looking like an idiot and remember what 'NOT' to do on the wedding day that has you sweating like a man on death row. Coming up are 7 Do Not's For The Best Man At A Wedding.   When asked by the groom are ok with everything involved you'll say "Yeah, it's grand" - code for "Feck, I'm goosed here". So with that in mind here are 7 Do Not's for the Best man at a wedding.   1. Don't get the groom wasted on the big day You've had plenty of time to do that on the Stag party lads. This is not one of those days. You'll probably be with him the morning of the wedding, getting him ready etc. I'm not saying he can't have one to calm his nerves but lashing into shots as soon he gets to the reception is a no go! He will have photos to take, a speech to make, have to dance in front of everyone and well it is his wedding night! 2. Don't lose the rings! God what ever you do on the day, do not lose the wedding rings. It's pretty much the reason you're there! And, as funny as it was in 'Four Weddings And A Funeral' when Hugh Grant forget them and got 2 stand in rings from people in the church. It was a movie and I guarantee the bride will not react the same way. 3. Don't space out during the wedding rehearsal. If the bride-to-be has organised a rehearsal, do pay attention. If she's the Monica from Friends planning type and you wreck her plan. Well you'll be in for a clattering. 4. Don't Balls up the speech. I know this one kinda goes without saying. But, there's no one asking you to have an award winning speech. You can get away with the basic 'safe' speech and it will be fondly remembered. I've been to a wedding where the speech was so bad that it had to be stopped. Christ I cringe when I think about it. Don't be that guy! 5. Don't forget the deodorant. Lads if it's a summer wedding or even a wedding abroad. Remember to bring deodorant. There are buttons on shirts that easily open to slide an arm in for a quick spray. Might also be worth having a little bottle of smellies the groom can splash on. Nothing worse then a smelly groom. 6. Don't Say.."This is the happiest day of my life" Eh...these words should not be coming out of your mouth. It's not your wedding day lad! You could be thrilled that your best friend has found the love of his life, but no need to get sappy! 7. Don't make an announcement  Do not use this highly public setting to make an announcement about yourself or even consider proposing to your significant other on your friends big day. It's happened where the best man has proposed to his partner in the middle of his best man speech. If you see this happening, run to the top table and give the best man a swift kick in the nuts. It's their day not his and the bride will thank you for it. So there you have it, a few tips of how not to look like a complete idiot on the wedding day and how to ensure you're not hated by your best friends future wife. That cannot be underestimated especially when you want to drag him off for a weekend away with the lads.     So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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Best Man Jokes

Best Man Jokes The Best Man Duties reads a pretty long list. There is a lot more to do that just organise the stag party and write a speech. But the reality is that of all the best man duties there are, you'll probably end up freaking out and sweating the most about the speech. The best man speech for some people is a very daunting task. It's not that they have anything nice to say about the couple but it's simply the fact of standing up in front of loads of strangers and speaking is a scary thought. As with any speech it's always good to have a few ice breaker jokes to lighten the mood. So we've put together some of our favourite best man jokes for you to use in your speech. Start of the Speech When John asked me to be his best man, he told me that he expected me to make a traditional speech to the bride and groom. No worries I thought but he forget to mention the hundred other people that would be present. Good Afternoon/Evening Ladies and Gentlemen. I won't lie I'm am little nervous right now. As the people sitting next to me will testify, you can really smell the fear. My name is Rob and I'm the best man. It really is impossible to praise the groom too highly. In fact, while writing this speech, I found it impossible to praise him at all. Hi everyone, my name is Rob. I'm the lad that John asked to be his helper and right hand man over the preparatory months and concluding day of his wedding celebrations. But I tell ya this, he's on his own tonight! Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen. I apologize in advance for not being a public speaker. If you see me looking down at this piece of paper again and again, it's not actually my notes, it's a picture of the massive drink I'm going to have as soon as this is over. Good Evening family and friends. I'm so happy to preside over the only 5 minutes the bride didn't plan. I read somewhere that a best man speech shouldn’t take any longer than it takes the groom to make love. So ladies and gentlemen – I give you Mr and Mrs Murphy. During the Speech Now it's time for a little participation from the bride and groom. Mary, if I can ask you to place your hand flat on the table. Now John, if you would place your hand directly on top of Mary's. Make the most of it, lad. That's the last time you'll ever have the upper hand. Mary, you're a wonderful woman, who deserves a wonderful husband. And I'm not going to rest until I get to the bottom of what's gone wrong here. John is the most generous friend anyone could ask for. Here is a man whose philanthropy knows no bounds. Magnanimous should be his middle name. He’ll do anything for me or anyone. He even wrote a section of this speech. I’d like to wish you a very happy marriage, and a memorable honeymoon. If anyone wants to know the proper definition of a honeymoon, it's that brief but cherished period between 'I do' and 'You’d better Closing the Speech If you could keep the clapping and yelling to a minimum today, I would appreciate it as I have a horrible hangover. I know it’s irresponsible to drink before such a big occasion, but I couldn’t let the groom drink alone. Today John you marry Miss right but as you know her 'always'. I leave you with this thought John for marriage, the most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once. Remember John, that it doesn’t matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss.   Hopefully these best man jokes will help you deliver the a fantastic best man speech. Finally, if there is anything else we can help. Don't hesitate to contact us!     So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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Stag Parties For Dummies Checklist

Stag Parties For Dummies Checklist Planning a wedding for a guy usually is a stressful time. They're usually out of their comfort zone with table arrangements, flowers and cakes. Ultimately more often than not it's his other half that makes the key decisions on the wedding day. So during this entire wedding planning process, the light at the end of tunnel if you will, is the knowledge that the groom will be going on a stag party weekend. If you're the best man and tasked with organising a stag party for the first time. Here is the Stag Parties For Dummies Checklist! The Stag Parties For Dummies Checklist is as follows: Best Man Duties Organise the guest list and all the lads into a whatsapp group. Find a weekend or date that suits everyone. Ask the groom where he'd actually like to go and what stag party activity he'd like to do. Call or email us, Stagparty.ie, on 051390383 or info@stagparty.ie to book and get the prices. Tell the lads we have an easy to pay option available (This will stop you hounding the lads for money). We'll set you up in top bars and clubs. But no hassle researching the place you're going for other good pubs, clubs and even a strip club. It's his stag at the end of the day! We'll send you all the details for the accommodation, activity, pubs and clubs. You just make sure the lads show up. Organise that the groom doesn't have to pay for a drink that night. Quick whip around and he'll be well oiled for the night. Always handy to pick up a few cans for pre drinks and munch for the room. Get the night started. Cigars are also a welcomed feature for later that night in the smoking area. Don't let the groom get arrested or die. If either happens bail him out or start learning how to use a defibrillator now. Other Guys On The Stag Party Duties Do ask the best man if he needs a hand. Keep the groom from getting sober until he's back in the arms of his fiancé. Some say let him win in any game, but you're competitive so humiliate him and make him drink those forfeits. Should you head to a strip club. Buy the groom a lap dance. Ensure he doesn't get too excited as he's under the influence. No talk whatsoever of wives and or girlfriends. No talk of depressing shit as it's only a mood killer. Get shots is always my answer. Grooms Duties on his Stag Fight the effects of the alcohol. You'll ultimately fail. Understand you're liver is in for a severe work out. Do not get 'handsy' with the lap dancers in the strip club Finally, try not to lose your wallet, phone, a limb or do anything to your general appearance that may affect the wedding photos on the big day. You don't want that talk with your other half.   So there you have it lads the Stag Parties for Dummies checklist. Get in touch with ourselves to organise a killer stag party weekend and tick off these boxes for an unforgettable stag party weekend.     So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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The Best Way To Calm The Groom

The Best Way To Calm The Groom A wedding like a stag party takes some plannnig. The major difference is that when the stag party weekend finally arrives the grooms nerves or apprehensions are more focused on the well being of his mind and body. His body will take a hell of alot of abuse over the next few days, that will see his liver tested and in some cases injured or lose an eyebrow. His mind may see things that once seen can never been unseen. Coming up is The Best Way To Calm The Groom.   The wedding day brings a whole different bags of nerves. All the planning, all the preparation for one day over the last couple of months or even years has arrived. Most men will say they don't have any nerves in the lead up to it but as the time draws near the beads of sweat get larger and panic might set in. So if you're the best man or groomsman here is the best way to calm the groom if he starts displaying any of these signs. Second Thoughts This is the most common sign that the groom is slipping into panic mode. He'll be thinking has he made the right decision. The rest of my life is a long time. I'm only going to be with this person forever. This is where you, as best man, step in. Explain to him that he has made the right decision or you wouldn't have made it this far. Also explain he wasn't exactly a hit with the ladies and bedding several different women a week. So get over yourself. Reiterate that this one person is the only one that puts up with your drunken antics. Be blunt, as men are, with the groom and he'll shake off any second thoughts. What If She Doesn't Show Up? If the groom comes out with this give him a light slap across the head (Wedding Photos...you don't want them ruined and experience the wrath of the bridezilla) and tell him to cop on. The bride will be late. The bride is always late and with all the planning she's put in, she ain't missing this day. It's your job and my job to make sure you're standing in the right spot when she eventually walks in. Simple! I Hope It All Goes To Plan This is always a genuine concern for couples. But as long as you are actually married come the end of the wedding day then it's deemed a success in my book. This needless worry about will the weather be nice or not, if the food is OK, that the cake is glorious and the speeches are great is energy that can be spent elsewhere. Explain to him that once everyone has a few drinks they'll be grand and it's going to be one hell of a celebration regardless of what happens. Regale Him Of Stories From The Stag Party This, in my opinion, always calms the groom. Nothing like a good old laugh at the misery and the state of yourself or others on the stag party weekend to cheer someone right up. Talk about you stag party night antics, who did what, who got stuck in the bidet in the hotel, or ended up losing the contents of their stomach all over the bouncer...and still managed to get in. It was his stag and all. Just a little side note, if you're getting married in a church best to maybe step outside for those stories. You may burst into flames otherwise. Dutch Courage Sometimes a calming drink can do wonders for a groom. So best man pick up a hip flask and fill it with some whiskey and explain to him that you got him covered. He Only Has To Remember Two Words If he's all worked up, grab him and say all you have to remember today is two words. Two words that's all. Those two words are "I DO". Explain that when he is asked anything just respond with 'I DO'. Would you like to go the church? 'I DO'. Do you take this woman...'I DO'. Do you want a beer, take a photo, have the speeches, have the first dance ...'I DO', 'I DO', 'I DO', 'I DO'. Don't complicated the day. Tell him these two words is all you need to remember and before you know it he'll be off on his honeymoon and your job as a best man will have been a success.   So there you have it The Best Way To Calm The Groom. StagParty.ie are always here to help!     So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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The Bromance And The Stag

The Bromance And The Stag The stag party really is a way showing how much your bromance means to each other. You head out on the stag party weekend to do stag party activities the stag enjoys, chill out with each other, party with each other and probably at the end of the night throw up with each other. So here is The Bromance And The Stag!   Their have been great bromance's down through the years. Batman and Robin, Joey and Chandler, Starsky and Hutch, Ant and Dec and even Paul O'Connell and Donnacha O'Callaghan. But if you're wondering if you're involved in a true bromance before the stag party weekend. Here's a few signs to help. The bride to be may worry too.   1. Bro Hug You're both not afraid to hug it out. When you haven't seen each other in a few days...Hug. If your team scores the winning goal...Hug. When one of your mates breaks up with that dope he was dating...Hug. And when you've realised that you get a free round of shots on your arrival into the bar courtesy of StagParty.ie...Hug! Free shots lad...   2. You Have Your Own Jokes and Language You speak in some sort of code. You'll have words or sayings only your group will know. You'll also have jokes within your close group of friends that only ye get. If someone was to over hear your conversations there would be genuine concern for you both being functioning members of society.   3. You Have Nicknames For Each Other There is usually a few nicknames for the lads in each group. It's the bromance version of pet names like 'sweetheart', 'babe', 'honey' etc. Although some are your usual surname variation but some can be more creative. And when you stroll into your local pub just before you head on the stag party weekend. They'll shout it at the top of their voice.   4. Ye Talk Some Amount Of Shite A true bromance among friends gives us a unique power to talk shite all day. Add in some beer on a stag party weekend and we'll talk shite all night about things like how many cream crackers you reckon it would take to choke a camel or just how comfy this seat is right now.   5. Wing Man Duties Include Back Up Dancing Most men will admit they're useless on the dancefloor. They resigned themselves to the fact they will never impress any member of the female population with their dance skills. The only 2 reasons men venture out onto a dance floor in a club is one, there is a song playing that only requires jumping up and down. And two, that some girl will take pity on them, thought you were handsome, walk to the bar in the hope you have some charm when speaking to her. Anyway, a good wing man and a true bromance will see you heading out on the dance floor and dance awkwardly. This might be how you met your fiancé and find yourself heading on the stag party.   6. You Have No Boundaries One of the reasons for the lack of boundaries could be the fact that you've probably showered naked together after a football match. But either way a bromance simply has no boundaries and you will be quiet comfortable sharing stuff with your bro before sharing it with your other half. Sometimes there are things you just can't tell or ask a woman.   7. You've Done Weird Shite Together This will definitely happen on the stag party weekend. Doing weird and crazy shite on stag party just happens. Nature just takes over really. You know the carry on. You and your bro in a new town or city have a few drinks, hit a late bar, nightclub, then end up on an island at a techno festival, before eventually waking up in a completely different hostel god knows where from the rest of the stag party group and doing it all over again.   8. You Feel Guilty When Haven't Seen Your Bro In A While This guilt will creep upon you either 1 of 2 ways. You'll either be chilling at home and think it's been a while since I just chilled out with my bro, had a few beers, talked shite and watched the football. The other is when you can't make a certain event because you promised to do something with the other half. You will be mocked unmercifully for this!   9. You've Been Through Thick And Thin This is the foundation of any good bromance. You've been through thick and thin. Awful ex girlfriends, being broke, losing jobs but you've always had your mates back. That's what good friends and a bromance is all about. They always make you feel like you're winning.   10. Sometimes You'll Fight Like any relationship there will be fights at times but unlike women we men get over our quarrels quiet quickly. It's amazing the power of a pint. Everything looks better sure after a few beers.   11. Lastly, You Tell Each Other "I Love You" Finally there's those three words that you tell all your best friends and confirm how much their bromance means to you. The only thing is that it will have 'man', 'mate', 'dude', 'lad' etc and the end, so as to avoid any awkward feelings that it might be more than bromance.     So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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The Fear The Best Man Goes Through

The Fear The Best Man Goes Through Everyone always talks about the groom sweating bullets on the big day. No one even considers or mentions the fear and emotional roller coaster the Best Man goes through from the moment he hears that his best friend has got engaged. So take a minute and appreciate the Fear The Best Man Goes Through. And for the love of god when you see the best man, give him a hug! The Thought Of Losing His Mate You'll hear something along these lines on a wedding day "A marriage is the start of a new life, together..." and so on. While that is true there is no mention of the ending of an era. An era where you drank the shit out of it, bad decisions were always good decisions and you didn't really have a care in the world. Except for cans! You and your mates have more than likely been friends with each other longer than the groom knows the bride. But not one mention of how you being the reason this new chapter in your mates life is happening. Sure you were the one that carried his drunk arse up to the club that night. Got him inside the door. Made sure he had a pint in hand. Then sent him on his merry way onto the dancefloor where he met his bride to be. Then proceeded to engage in a serious game of tonsil boxing. But, you won't hear that story on the day. The first time they met will be something that sounds far more romantic. So, take a minute to appreciate his sadness and fear that he'll be forgotten as the reason the couple are together. The Stag Party Weekend The Best Man is usually the lad who organises the stag party weekend. We help take the fear away of the stag party weekend being a total shambles here in Stagparty.ie. But the Best Man will be fearful everything goes smoothly on the stag weekend. Remember, he's the one that's responsible for the safe return of the groom. The fear that the groom will come back minus eyebrows, a head of hair, liver damage, scurvy or a limb is a real concern. The only thing that keeps him from tipping over the edge is knowing that we've sorted him top accommodation, a great stag party activity and a rake of shots! The Wedding Day If fearing for his own life on the stag party weekend wasn't enough. It's a return to that fearful state for the Best Man on his friends wedding day. The Fear the Best Man Goes Through on the wedding that can be split into a few categories. They are the fear of Forgetting, Insulting, Drinking, Ruining stuff, People Hating You, and The Speech. Let's take them one by one shall we. Forgetting The Best Man has so much to remember on the actual wedding day it can make your head spin and have you wake up in cold sweat. He must not forget the rings first off. As funny as it might be. The bride will cut you down where you stand. He must also not forget important people and names. Nothing worse than forgetting the bridesmaids names or the father of the bride. Drinking We all love a beer. Unlike the stag party where lashing into the beers is encouraged. You really have to watch your drinking on the wedding day until you're in the clear. The fear of striking the right balance of having a few dutch courage cans with the groom before the vows, followed by a swift pint in the local after the church just before the reception and then a few as everyone settles in for the dinner. The need for balance is very important, the Best Man has to stand up in a room in front of strangers and people he knows to deliver a speech. That's hard enough without sounding like you've reverted to cave man times and begin rambling. When you can finally relax and enjoy as much drink as you like, you'll feel like Obi Wan here! Ruining Stuff The fear of ruining stuff is real. As the Best Man this isn't your day to be fair. So when you're involved in so many key things during proceedings it can be hard not to get fearful of ruining something. Like not smiling properly in the wedding photos. If they turn out shite you're in big trouble with the bride. We've already mentioned forgetting the rings, getting pissed but you can also ruin a wedding by just being you. If the bride isn't your biggest fan and you left the groom close to deaths door after an epic stag party weekend. Then she's not going to be keen to have you up near the altar. Also if you ruin anything on the day there goes your hope of ever having a night out again with your mate. Scary thought! People Hating You This leads me nicely onto something else that the best man fears. He doesn't have this fear on a stag party weekend because it's all his mates going. And basically drinking and partying until they fall down. If that party lifestyle has led you to be more acquainted with a bridesmaid who now hates your guts. Or a family that didn't see the funny side of you and their son waking up in Galway after a night out in Cork. You're in for a long afternoon. The Speech and Insulting These two go hand in hand really. Having a open mic means you have to be so careful about what you say about the groom. You could end insulting a lot of people very quickly by what you say and even how you say it. Might want to work on not cursing so much. A real struggle for me. After that the actual speech is a mine field in it's own right. You wanna be funny but what if the joke drops like a lead balloon? Or you try and say something touching and just doesn't come out right? And what if your voice starts breaking and you're standing up there shaking like a shitting dog. It's a lot to deal with. It's only after the speeches can the Best Man really let loose. Starting to bring up the stag party weekend in a discreet corner with the lads later that night. Drink like he did on the stag party night and then settle into an all nighter with the lads in the residents bar. So next time you see the Best Man, tell him don't worry about the stag party. Stagparty.ie will sort it. But for everything else give him a hug and let him know everything will be cool. Book your Stag Party Weekend today on 051390383 and or email us on info@stagparty.ie for more details on all our stag party packages!      So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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The role of the Best Man

The role of the Best Man  So you’ve been asked to be the Best Man for your mate’s/family member’s Wedding. However, you’re not sure exactly what that entails. Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered! The Best Man traditionally has a lot more responsibilities than the standard Groom’s Man and while some of those roles are more important than others, remembering to fulfil all of them will ensure the Best Man lives up to the name and the honour. You might think that the Best Man role is a one day thing. Surprisingly, the job starts from the second you’re asked to be the Best Man!   Plan the Stag Party  This is the most commonly known role of being a Best Man and it’s the part that every Best Man dreams of! It’s the Groom’s final big night out with the lads and it’s your chance to make it a good one! Some top tips though: respect everyone’s budget and don’t plan anything that will put people under financial pressure. Set up a WhatsApp group so that everyone invited can be part of the loop and remember to plan the stag party to take place well in advance of the wedding day! Prepare a Best Man’s Speech  The Best Man’s speech can leave even the most confident of guys feeling nervous because it’s your mate’s big day and of course you want to deliver a great speech. Remember to compliment everyone on their appearance, thank everyone for coming, and deliver a few appropriate jokes every now and then (remember that a lot of the people in attendance will be family of the Bride and Groom so be careful not to cross boundaries). Practice the speech a lot before the big day! Keep the rings safe on the Wedding Day  Another of the Best Man’s key duties is to be the ring bearer until the time comes for them to go on the appropriate fingers. Guard them with your life!...We joke, it’s not really as dramatic as it sounds but you get the idea. It’s your job to make sure the rings get from A to B.      • The Extras  These are some of the most important duties of the Best Man but it doesn’t end there. Part of the job is to also do the following: Dance with the Maid of Honour after the First Dance. Make sure the Groom arrives at least 30 minutes before the wedding ceremony begins. Look after the Groom. Keep the cards and gifts safe. Help get everyone organised for the photography. Help with decorating the venue. Try to stay sober and coherent. Make sure everyone is having a good time.      All in all, it might sound like a lot of work but being asked to be the Best Man is both an honour and a privilege. It’s not as difficult as you might think and it’s actually a pretty enjoyable experience throughout. This might be the only time you’ll ever be asked to be a Best Man so enjoy it while it lasts and we have no doubt you’ll do an amazing job! Remember, the Groom chose you because he thinks you’re the right guy for the job. Now that you know exactly what that job entails, you can do it to the best of your ability!     So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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Top Best Man and Groomsmen Gifts

Top Best Man and Groomsmen Gifts You can't have a Stag Party really without you Best Man and Groomsmen can you. They're the ones tasked at making sure you have a memorable weekend and that you get a proper send off. Now they certainly get a helping hand in planning the Stag Party thanks to us. But, it's always nice to say thanks to you best mates for a job well done and for getting you to the big day. So, here are some the Top Best Man and Groomsmen Gifts! Leather Wash Bag It's classy, thoughtful and the messer will actually get some use out of it. Also, if he's a dirty bugger make sure to pop some shower gel in the bag too Hip Flask A great best man or groomsman gift in my opinion is a hip flask. You can also get it personalized which is always a nice touch. On the big day make sure to top it up with his favourite grog and tell him to enjoy throughout the day. Decanter Depending on his tipple this could be for whiskey, port or wine. Either way it's a great gift and the idea is that you enjoy a glass of something in a few weeks time to discuss the honeymoon. Cigar What goes great with Whiskey? Besides a Stag Party of course. A fine Cuban cigar. Pick up a couple for you, the best man and your groomsmen. Enjoy them after the dinner with a fine class of scotch. Trust me it will be one of your most memorable moments from the day. Budgy Smugglers Finally, if you're looking for something a little different and to make one hell of a photo op on the wedding. Get all the lads a pair of budgy smugglers. It's a great laugh and you're guests are going to love it! Plus you can use them again at the pool! Just have a look here!! So, there you have it lads. Our Top Best Man and Groomsmen Gifts suggestions. Is there anything you'd add to the list? Finally, if you haven't booked your Stag Party weekend yet. Make sure to drop us a line today on info@stagparty.ie!     So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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Top five tips for the Best Man speech

Top five tips for the Best Man speech Our Top five tips for the Best Man speech are killer. Being invited to be Best Man at a wedding is, as the Americans would say, pretty awesome man! Now, it could be that the groom is your brother or maybe an awkward old college friend who has appealed to your sense of duty to take on and perform the task. If he is like we describe, then the chances are that it’s a very small wedding and that the bride has a “man selection deficiency” and that the whole gig will be over quite fast. If that’s the case, keep it short. Welcome her into the family and do not thank her for taking him out of your mother’s hands. Say something nice about him. If you can’t think of a single thing, mention his suit and that he lent you his bicycle one day when you were kids. Make reference to how beautiful the bribe looks... even if you are lying through your teeth! Keep it short! Two or three lines at most. 1. Research, research and research The job of the best man is to chaperone the groom all day. To make sure that he and the new bride have a day to remember and that he does not have to get involved in the nuts and bolts. Of course one of the main things will be your speech. This can make grown men wet the bed with worry, so let’s get a few tips in order. The first one is research. Yeah, we know he is your brother or best friend and that you know him like the back of your hand. That counts for nothing. You’d be surprised how little you know when push comes to shove. You might know all his annoying habits and the clothes he likes to wear. His favourite tipple, where he prefers to go for his “bangers and mash” and what team he supports, but nobody cares. They want you to talk about “superman” so get studying the form and write it down. Talk to his other friends and work colleagues and those involve in his social life. Get the interesting bits and put them together. 2. Content The content of the speech is very important. While everyone will have their ears cocked to see if you come up with some juicy bits or some who will be hoping you drop a clanger. There will be others that don’t give a fiddle and will play a game on the amount of times you will use the word “thanks”. Remember you will not satisfy them all so don’t bother trying. Do not mention the times that the groom was plastered and you had to put him in the wheelbarrow to get him from the car to the house. Leave his personal failings at home behind the couch. There will be funny instances in his life that he may have forgotten about. Yeah, use them if they are suitable material. 3. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse Unless you make speeches for a living, then you must rehearse. Write down the headers and memorise them. Keep the notes for reference. Keep the speech to 12 minutes. Studies have shown that you begin to lose your audience after that. Speak slowly and clearly. 4. Do’s and Don’ts Don’t forget to mention the bride and her mother, and propose a toast. You may also have to read the congratulation cards from those unable to attend. Do stay sober, well until the meal and speeches are over. Remember to stay on point. Make a list of your duties before the wedding and stick to the plan. Don’t start talking through your arse because you like the sound of your own voice. There are many more but these are our top five tips for a best man speech. Enjoy!     So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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Witty And Funny Best Man Speech Openers

Witty And Funny Best Man Speech Openers The Best Man has a lot to contend with. He's the guy leading all the stag party planning with our goodselves of course. But, he also has the daunting task of delivering a funny, witty, side splitting best man speech that also doesn't offend anyone or see himself being shipped off in an early taxi home. With an great speech it's all about reeling them in at the start. So here a few Witty And Funny Best Man Speech Openers to warm up the crowd!   "Before I start ladies and gentleman. The bride and groom have kindly asked me to remove from my speech anything that resembles an innuendo. I may have missed some, so if I come across anything risque, I'll make sure to whip it out straight away"   "I'll just get a few formalities out of the way to start with ladies and gentleman. First off, if you have your mobile phone...keep it switched on and keep yourself entertained during this speech. Secondly, should anyone get a text with a good joke in it. Please do forward it on."   "Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentleman. I'm here to deliver a speech about the Groom. However, what can I say about him that hasn't already been a topic on the Jeremy Kyle show?"   "Evening all, it's been an emotional day so far...even the cake is in tiers"   “Good evening everyone. The bride and groom have asked that I don’t talk about the Stag Party weekend, some of the groom’s mishaps, embarrassing moments or ex-girlfriends. So, that’s all from me, thanks all for listening!”   "Everyone knows that the bride is looking stunning today. She's a wonderful woman and we can all agree she deserves the perfect man. Sadly, you don't always get what you deserve!"   "Evening all, I'm the Best Man. I'm not much of a public speaker to be honest. So, if you see me looking down at this piece of paper. I'm not checking notes, it's actually a picture of the drink I'm going to have afterwards"   "Being asked to be the Best Man is kinda like being called for jury duty. You don't really want to do it but you know you have too. You also have to dress up smartly and let's be honest pretend to be an upstanding member of the community. The only things is that I had no say in the life sentence given out today."   "Those of you that know me, know that I'm not real big on speeches"...(Sit down)   "Evening all, where do I start... (Grooms name) met the love of his life 20 years ago, when he met me"   "Hi everyone. (Grooms Name) didn't have an easy decision in choosing his best man. First, he called his most charming friend, and he said no. Second, he called his most trusted and smartest friend. He said no too. Then, he asked his most good looking friend, and he also said no. Then he gave me a call, and I said (Grooms Name), there is now way I can say no to you four times."   "One morning I found out that I was going to be the best man at my best friend's wedding. That wedding isn't until next summer! So, I agreed to be in this one for practice"     Hopefully, these will help break the ice when you kick off your Best Man speech. We love to look after all our stags, from the Stag Party weekend to the big day!     So lads, don’t forget to check out our website and also follow us on Facebook if you’re looking for more information for your Stag Party. Whether it’s activities, locations, ideas or tips, we’ve got it all!

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