For once the mighty internet is not giving me the answers I need. Obviously I haven’t been paying enough attention to all those wedding scenes in films and TV - this feels like something I should know, dammit.
As if you needed to ask, it’s due South related. Because I want to write a thing with Fraser as Ray Vecchio’s best man when he marries Stella, but now I don’t know if there’s even such a thing. But it’s like bromance gold, asking someone to be your best man, so I really, really, really want it to exist in America.
So is there a best man? Like, the groom’s brother or best friend, who looks after the rings, hands them over at the right time in the ceremony, and then makes a speech after dinner which traditionally contains rude jokes and/or embarrassing stories about the groom? I know there are groomsmen - are they instead of one best man? Could a small wedding just have one of them? Who could be Fraser and he gets to make a speech? Only his would be very polite? Please?