Other than the best man speech there are other best man duties during the wedding.
The honor attendants are the energizers for the wedding. It is the responsibility of everyone in the wedding party to make sure guests are having a good time and that they feel beautiful. Be generous with compliments, be helpful and be willing to assist in any way possible.
The Best Man should visit the reception room and party room (if possible) to make sure there are no potential issues with the space. It is much better to be proactive and head off any minor crisis.
If guests deliver gifts to the wedding ceremony site, the Best Man is responsible for delivering those gifts to the reception site. There should be a table in the receiving area of the church for gifts and a guest book.
If the reception food is being served buffet style, volunteer to get a plate of food and drink for the bride and groom.
MY BEST MAN ADVICE: If the food sits for a while, return it to the wait staff and refresh it with warm food.
Just before or just after the reception dinner, the Best Man is expected to give the first toast to the couple. Humor and sincerity are always the best approaches for this stellar moment. You want to capture the importance of the occasion, the significance of your friendship and your genuine good wishes for the Bride and Groom. At most receptions, the Maid of Honor and the Best Man dance at least once together. If both of you have significant others who attend the ceremony and reception as your dates, simply explain that the dance is a tradition.
MY BEST MAN ADVICE: If you find yourself in a tense situation, dance only part of the song with the Maid of Honor, then politely break away to dance with your significant other.
If tips are required for servers, busboys, disc jockeys, musicians or anyone else who provided services, the Best Man makes sure they’re paid at the end of the evening.
MY BEST MAN ADVICE: If this creates a financial strain for you, make sure you talk it over far in advance of the reception with the other groomsmen to see who is willing and able to pitch in. It is always easier to be up front about what you can responsibly handle paying for, and ask for help when you need it. According to most industry experts, Best Men pay between $400 and $1,000 for wedding expenses, including tuxedo rentals, the bachelor party and other incidental costs like traveling and hotel accommodations.
The Best Man and Maid of Honor are responsible for making sure all gifts and boxes are delivered to the bride and groom’s home when
the reception is over.
The Best Man coordinates transportation for the Bride and Groom or personally drives them to the wedding night hotel or the airport so that they can take off for their honeymoon.
MY BEST MAN ADVICE: If you do the driving yourself, be sure not to drink during the ceremony.
If the couple drives away in their own car, it will be your responsibility to decorate the car with peel away “Just Married” decals or window/glass markers. Use decorations that won’t destroy the paint on the car or make the windows permanently blurred.
These are other best man duties after the wedding in addition to best man speeches.