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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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Best Man Speech

Preparing a Best Man Speech So you have been asked to be the best man for your mate. There are two things on your mind, the stag party and the best man speech. Well we have given you everything you need to know about the stag party. So now to the best man speech. The best man speech is the way for the best friend/brother of the groom to share a few stories of their childhood/antics and to of course send plenty compliments the bride’s way. The best man speech must include a few jokes about the groom, thanks to the guests and parents of the bride and groom and how lovely the bride looks. It is important to keep everything pretty PG for the speech. Especially no inside jokes, everyone should understand what you’re talking about. Be sure to share some stories of your friendship and how you first were introduced to the bride. Keep these genuine and from the heart. The best man speech doesn’t have to be all jokes, include some sentimental stuff as well. Make sure to prepare the speech well in advance and practice, practice, practice! You can never be too familiar with the speech. There are loads of different types of best man speeches on YouTube to help you along the way. Nobody comes to the wedding to hear the speeches so be sure to keep it short, yet long enough to tell a story or two, a few thank yous and some jokes. Around 5 minutes should cut it. It is important not to drink too much before your best man speech, the bride and groom will not appreciate a drunken speech. (Some dutch courage is definitely okay!) So most importantly enjoy the speech and the day and once that's over sit back and relax.   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 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 Roles of the Groomsmen

Why are the Roles of the Groomsmen important? The groomsmen have some pretty important roles both in the lead up to the wedding and on the wedding day. You’ve been chosen to be a close part of the Bride and Groom’s big day so a handful of duties come along with that honour and we’ve got a list of the most important roles that you’ll need to accomplish. Use this piece as a guide on how to be the best groomsman you can be. With our help you’ll do just fine! So let’s get straight into the list and let’s get you ready to live up to the task.   The Roles of the Groomsmen: Attend the suit fittings There will be a few suit fittings in the months coming up to the wedding and it would be helpful to everyone if you turned up when needed.   Be a part of the stag party planning Normally the Best Man organises the stag party but that doesn’t mean he can’t have help. Offer some ideas on stuff to do, places to go or ways for everyone to get to the destination.   Attend all the pre-wedding events Including the suit fittings, wedding rehearsals and more, turning up to a number of different events is part of the role of being a groomsman.   Get ready with the groom Another part of the role of being a groomsman is for the groom and his groomsmen to all get ready at the same place on the morning of the wedding. Whether you stay there the night before or not, what matters is that he's got you all by his side on the day.   Make sure the groom arrives on time A groom is never late...he arrives precisely when he means to! We’re not sure that line would hold up with the bride. That means that it’s your job to make sure the groom isn’t late for his wedding (at least 30 minutes before the wedding ceremony begins).   Decorate the wedding car Enlist the help of the bridesmaids and use the added brainpower to decorate the wedding car in a way that would make both the bride and groom happy.   Round the guests up for photos The photographer will need some help to get everyone organised for the group photos, bridal party photos, etc. That’s where you come in.   Roles of the Groomsmen - Bonus tip: A bonus tip to ensure you do the best you can is to help out in any way possible. The bride might need help decorating. Some furniture may need to be moved around. Whatever comes up, make sure you offer a helping hand.     The roles of the groomsmen are pretty straightforward and it can be a lot of fun living up to the honour. The most important thing to remember is to enjoy the experience! You’ll do great if you follow these simple tips.   For more tips and guides, as well as information on all of our stag party packages, visit our website here. You can 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 5 Wedding Surprises

The traditional wedding goes a little bit like this...first off you’ll have the wedding ceremony with your family and friends. Then the bride and groom and their bridal party will head away to get some pictures taken. Meanwhile the guests head to the reception area and await the arrival of the newlyweds. Then the speeches and the meal come along. Finally, they're followed by the First Dance and after that the party really starts! Sometimes the order may be different, but that’s the main gist of how the traditional wedding goes. It’s all pretty routine. So here are our Top 5 Wedding Surprises!    Every now and then, people like to surprise their guests by throwing a spanner into the works and they do something that adds a modern twist that slightly breaks away from the tradition. We’ve come up with 5 of the best wedding surprises to really make your wedding stand out among the rest and leave a lasting memory in your own minds as well as your guests’.     1. Perform a Dance with the Groomsmen If you want to really surprise your wife and guests and you’re usually the quiet type, then this idea is perfect for you! You and your Groomsmen must book a few dancing lessons from a choreographer in the build-up to the wedding, learn a dance routine and perform it on the wedding night...preferably after the First Dance! It’ll get the whole room into the dancing mood and if you are usually the quiet type then it’ll show people your fun side too.   2. Have a Funny First Dance Similar to the previous idea, this one requires you to learn a dance routine with your wife to be. Instead of the traditional First Dance that’s normally a slow dance done to a slow song, you could change it up and surprise your guests by choosing a more upbeat song that’ll require your finest dancing shoes.   3. Write and/or Sing a Song If you’re the musical type then everyone will know it. But if you’ve kept it a bit of a secret or if it's just never came up, then maybe this is your chance to really surprise people and blow them out of the water by showing them what you can do. Your wife will love it, especially if she doesn’t expect it. Your guests might even join in and sing along with you.   4. Organise a Photobooth This one is the perfect surprise to plan for when you, the bride, and the bridal party are off getting your wedding photos done. Organise a photobooth to be there and ready to go while you’re away. That way, your guests can get their own little photo shoot done. It’s a great way to pass the time while the guests wait around for the bridal party to get back.   5. Order a Caricature Artist This one is also a perfect filler for when the bridal party is away taking their photos. Bring in a caricature artist to let the guests have their pictures reimagined in a really exaggerated style. It’s a great way to get the laughs going and to set the mood for the night ahead.     Whether it’s performing a dance with your wife or groomsmen, or organising a photobooth for your guests, we think these are some great ideas to include as surprises on your wedding day. Include one in your wedding. You’ll be guaranteeing your guests will have a great surprise. And it’ll be something they won’t forget anytime soon.       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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What Not to Wear to the Wedding

The standard wedding attire is pretty common knowledge but there’s some room to play with. You can choose a fancy three piece suit with a nice shirt, tie and shoes, or go a bit more casual with a plain shirt, pants, shoes and an optional tie or dickie bow. Even though the appropriate attire is common knowledge, people still turn up in the strangest outfits that could be thought of! So if you’re struggling to choose what to wear to the upcoming wedding and you want to stay within the lines of what’s acceptable or not, then this guide is for you. Here’s what not to wear to the wedding.     Jeans Jeans might look good on a night out with the lads but it’s definitely not appropriate for a wedding. Ditch the jeans and if a suit pants is an absolute no-no for you then at least swap the jeans with a pair of chinos.   Trainers This is one to avoid at all costs. You don’t want to look like you’re ready for a wedding at 4pm and a run at 8pm. While comfort is important, there are more ways to be more comfortable than just wearing trainers.   Shorts & Tshirt Even if the wedding is in a foreign location with plenty of heat and sun, wearing shorts and a T-shirt is still strictly forbidden!    A black Tux Avoiding a Black Tux is important for three reasons. 1) you don’t want to upstage the Groom. 2) it’s a wedding, not a ballroom dance. 3) the role of 007 is already taken!   Crocs/Sandals/Flip-flops Even in everyday life Crocs are frowned upon so they’re definitely ones to avoid for a wedding. Sandals and flip-flops may be fine for walking around the pool at the gym or walking along the beach, but they have no place at a wedding. And definitely not with socks!   All black It’s not a funeral. Add a bit of colour to signify the happiness of the day and you’ll be absolutely fine!   Distressed Clothing While the ripped jeans look is very much in right now, it’s still not appropriate for a wedding and shouldn’t even be thought about. Not only will you look appropriate but your knees will be warm too, lads!   Anything against the dress code Sometimes the dress code is stated on the wedding invitations so you definitely don’t want to go against what it says because the bride and groom spent enough time thinking about it to specify on the invitations.     The only time any of the above are acceptable for a wedding is if the dress code specifies for them. So keep that in mind when choosing your outfit.   Sticking to a three piece suit is always a safe bet for a wedding. Or even just a shirt and pants! It’ll help you to avoid feeling under or over dressed.   We hope this guide on what not to wear to the wedding helps you to make a safe choice.     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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