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The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Groomsman

When someone asks you to be a groomsman in their wedding party it is something most consider to be a real honor. It means that your friend values your friendship so much that they want you to be there for them every step of the way prior, and to be standing by them on one of the biggest days of their lives. That's pretty dang special if you ask us.

Just like most things with great reward comes great responsibility. There are a lot of expectations that come with the duty of being a groomsmen. It's one of the more exciting things about being in a wedding, but it can also be a lot of work. Having someone respect and trust you enough to be apart of their special day is one of those unforgettable and memorable bonds that will last a lifetime!

In-between all of the excitement and events and partying, there is a lot to manage and remember. That's why as your residential "all things wedding" advisors, we thought breaking down a list of do's and don'ts when it comes to being a groomsmen will help to prepare, educate and keep you in check as you take your groomsman duties. 


  • Attend all pre-wedding events
  • Help with preparations, heavy lifting and organization
  • Be a killer friend and groomsman for the groom
  • Wear an appropriate wedding suit or tuxedo
  • Get along with other groomsmen and wedding party
  • Help the best man with any needs and bachelor party ideas
  • Dance the night away
  • Be ready and prepared to usher guests and take action should any unexpected events occur


  • Wait until the last second to order and get your tuxedo fitted
  • Be late for pre-wedding and wedding events
  • Forget appropriate wedding attire and accessories: neckwear, cufflinks and studs, socks, etc.
  • Make a scene or drink an excessive amount of alcohol (remember, it's not your day)
  • Encourage poor behavior from the groom or your fellow groomsmen
  • Worry about returning your rented tux at the last second because you now OWN a stylish and well-fitted tuxedo from BLACKTIE.