The Congrats / Setting the Stage
Congratulations on your engagement! I am incredibly excited and honored to help you out along the way. I appreciate you putting your trust in me to help you make this life milestone special. You know I’ve been in at least a half dozen wedding parties – I got your back. Now, let’s get down to the brass tacks.
Take care of your wedding parties. In your case: take care of your groomsmen. As the groom, I asked a lot out of my guys: their personal time, their significant others’ personal time, the cost of those sharp tuxedoes, their donations and contributions to the stag party and/or bachelor party, and of course don’t overlook their wedding gifts. Don’t get me wrong – this is the social contract we enter when we decide to be a groomsman. After all, some of these people have already had you stand in their weddings, or you will be in the future. The point being: take care of your people.
It is an honor to be involved in your friend’s wedding. “True love is the soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in another.” (Wedding Crashers) That love extends to your best man, your groomsmen, your ring bearer…your entire wedding party. Think of something that speaks to you. The gift could be an engraved keepsake, a themed gift that triggers a memory, a personalized creation of your own, or just something they flat out love. Whatever it is, find a way to show your love and appreciation for those unsung people and moments that make weddings awesome.
We still have more bases to cover, but I also have a checklist for that. For now, enjoy the celebration of love and bask in that joy. I’ll reach out to start planning the upcoming months’ events. Congrats again – so glad to be a part of your special day.
Love ya pal,
Your Best Man Matt