It is a testament of faith and a matter of honor when the soon to be married man appoints one of his best friends, if not, his most trusted ally and bosom buddy, to be the best man at his wedding. The testament of faith is not just between the groom and his bride. It extends to the chose best man as well. So too, to the bridesmaid, a curious title, if ever there was one. It becomes a matter of honor for the chosen one, when the blessed one, the man about to be married chooses a gentleman among many to be at his side at the altar.
The best man becomes the bride groom’s pillar of strength and a towering symbol of moral support. It also entails a fair degree of responsibility for the groom’s best man. A Stag Party of note becomes one surprising area where the best man needs to exercise moral rectitude and humane responsibility. The sentiment that denotes surprise is related to the traditional notion that stag parties have always been raucous and sordid affairs.
It may be a surprise to some women, through no fault of their own, that men have matured over the years. There is also the matter of culture and religious affiliations to be taken into account when bachelor parties need to be arranged. Reassuringly, the best man does not need to rely on the so-called flesh trade to create an authentic and personal theme for his bachelor of honor. There can be, and should be, and usually is song and dance.
Because most men who bond together on a regular basis choose the playing fields for their get-togethers, sport popularly comes into the reckoning. And of course, lots of food must be included.