Strictly speaking, a best man has only one task: to help sign the marriage certificate. Traditionally, “Will you be my best man?” is also synonymous with “Why don’t you organise my bachelor party and say something funny at the wedding dinner”.
For the ladies, the task is a little more serious. There, the best woman also has to oversee the ceremonial fitting and choosing of the wedding dress and ensure that the bride still fits into it on the wedding day. On the day itself, the best woman guides the bride through the preparations. From applying make-up to zipping up the dress.
However, the question “Will you be my best man?” is actually one of the most beautiful signs of trust, friendship and respect. Admit it, you would love to hear someone say it to you: you are my best man or you are my maid of honor.