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Being the Best Man For Dummies - UK, 2nd UK Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-65043-1
192 pages
May 2013
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If you're looking for practical, straight-talking advice on getting things right, look no further.

Being the Best Man For Dummies is a perfect one-stop guide to being the ideal best man. This newly updated edition includes:

  • Advice on organising the stag night (or weekend), including a guide to the best destinations, activities, and organisers, with contact information.
  • An outline of your wedding day responsibilities (in the morning, at the church, during the reception, and all points in between) plus tips on how not to screw things up.
  • A guide to writing a delivering a great speech, including opening lines, jokes, quotes, and more.
  • Ten wedding-day nightmare scenarios to avoid.
  • Guidance on how to dress to impress.

All that in one convenient package that also doubles as a terrific prop for the reception speech.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 

Part I: Getting Started with Being the Best Man 5

Chapter 1: Best Man Basics 7

Chapter 2: Stag Do’s and Stag Don’ts 15

Chapter 3: The Stag Party 33

Part II: Wedding Preparations and the Big Day 43

Chapter 4: The Build-Up to the Big Day 45

Chapter 5: The Morning of the Wedding 61

Chapter 6: The Actual Ceremony 69

Chapter 7: The Wedding Reception 79

Part III: The Speech 87

Chapter 8: Writing the Speech 89

Chapter 9: Delivering and Presenting Your Speech 109

Part IV: The Part of Tens 125

Chapter 10: Ten Great Ideas for the Stag Do 127

Chapter 11: Ten Best Stag Do Destinations 133

Chapter 12: Ten Wedding Nightmare Scenarios 139

Chapter 13: Ten Great Budget Stag Tips 143

Chapter 14: Ten Great Drinking Games 149

Appendix: Surfing the Best Man Web 155

Index 165

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Author Information

Dominic Bliss has been a freelance journalist for the last 20 years. He writes for magazines and newspapers on men's interest, sport and travel. He was founding editor of the men's wedding magazine, Stag & Groom.

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