How To Be a Wedding Wingman
As the groom’s go-to guy, you should plan to do more than just party hard and deliver a killer toast, says Anja Winikka, site director for TheKnot.com. Add these tasks to your to-do list before the wedding bells chime, and be the man people remember – for the right reasons.
Although the term is most commonly used for romantic scenarios, a wingman should be there no matter what, even outside of a bar or club. A wingman is your best friend, your partner in crime- the Goose to your Maverick.
Make a too-grand gesture
If your wedding party has the bank, buy one big gift. Look for an item the couple might need that they didn’t register for, such as a TV or a high-end braai.
For 24 hours, you’re the event mastermind yes it falls on your shoulders so memorise the timing and location of events. Point guests to the reception; overflow the parking area or men’s room.
Take on whatever the groom can’t leave to kayak.com, help negotiate a group hotel rate for out-of-town guests, and coordinate airport pick-ups.
Dole Out the Dough
For one day in his life, your buddy should not have to worry about money. That’s where you come in. “Help the groom with any day-of payments”, says Winikka. This includes tips for vendors like the caterer, the florist, the musicians and even the altar servers.
Other cool wingmen are:
Dr. John Watson to Sherlock Holmes, Chewbecca to Han Solo, Barney Stinson to Ted Mosby and who can forget Batman to Robin.
– Alice Paulse