Who's the Best Man

In bygone days when the groom would "capture" his bride the best man was there to help him meet any resistance from the girl's family or other suitors.

It is the duty of the best man to protect the groom from bad luck. He must ensure that once the groom has begun his journey to the church he does not return for any reason. He must also ensure that the groom carries a small charm or small mascot in his jacket pocket on his wedding day. The best man should pay the church minister an odd fee to bring good luck to the happy couple.

Fast forward to modern times and the Best Man's role is just as important with his speech being one of the key (and most dreaded) duties.