The Best Man is responsible for a variety of tasks for the wedding, not just his best man wedding speech. Because they can vary, be sure to talk to the Groom about what you should do. The Best Man probably has most of his miscellaneous duties before the actual wedding. One of the most important is being a source or moral support for the groom.
Your most important job, however, is to just provide a good source of moral support for the Groom. Even though weddings are supposed to be blissful and relaxed, they can be overwhelming. So sometimes you need to be a Best Friend before the Best Man. You want to provide a good system of reinforcement for your Groom and help make his special day even better. The wedding planning process will also give you a good opportunity to find material for your best man speeches brother.
First, help him decide on a date for the actual wedding. Weddings are commonly held on weekends, but a weekday wedding isn’t unheard of. Make sure to include relatives that have to fly from out of town in your planning, they will want to be part of the wedding too. Make sure the date is sufficiently in the future so people can get plane tickets for cheaper, as well as allowing people to get time off of work. The location and the date of the wedding tie very closely hand in hand. Don’t hold a wedding on the beach during the summer when it’s 90 degrees. You don’t want the Groom to pass out from heat exhaustion.
If the Bride and Groom have already decided on a location for the wedding, make sure you have a physical address available for people who aren’t local.
If the Bride and Groom have a someone special in mind that they want to perform the service, be sure to talk to him in advance to see when he is available, or look around for a clergyman that is available on the wedding date.