(Closed) Two best men – How do we distinguish them both?

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
6240 posts
Bee Keeper

My husband had his two best pals as his best men. We didn’t do a programme but there wasn’t a need to distingush them. They had buttonholes similar to the grooms and were obvious key players and both on the top table and both gave speeches etc. 

Post # 3
10517 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’ve been to a couple weddings where there were two best men – they all just called them both “Best Man” I don’t think there’s really a way (or a need) to call them anything else. Thier role is as best man, there just happens to be two of them. 

Post # 4
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We had 2 best men, and a maid & a matron of honor (plus a bridesmaid and a groomswoman)

We just called them “best man” and “best man”, it wasn’t a big deal.

One of them stood beside my husband and signed as a witness, and the other had the rings. They wore their own suits but had the same pocket squares and ties. If someone thought it was weird, nobody said anything *shrug* 

Post # 5
9832 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Fiance will be having two best men, and possibly one groomsman as well. I will be having one maid of honour, possibly a bridesmaid as well. We will just call them best man and best man, in the programs as well as in general.

Perhaps you could have them both in the same suit, but one that is different from those of the groomsmen or groom, and different ties or vice versa. If one is married and one single, maybe call them mister best man (married) and master best man (single). Sounds odd I know!

Post # 6
393 posts
Helper bee

If you really need to distinguish them then perhaps in the boutoniere. But now a days the Best man isn’t that much differen than the groomsman other than he may give a speech.  In fact you may find a more helpful groomsan than best man.  But I honestly think you can just put best man for both.  And i woldn’t distinguish them really from the other groomsmen.  Unless you have a group of six or more guys it is going to look ratherr awkward or craweded.  They know you are good friends with you.  tie a ribbon around their boutoniere or use a different flower if you must.  I am tempted to say to modern brides and groom why distinguish friends a simple Best Men and Maids of Honor is perfect.  The best title makes it sound like a beauty contest or a competition.  To be honest two best men and one groomsmen for example is extremely awkward.  FEel bad for the groomsman who didn’t make the cut as it becomes more clear – in other words if you must then pubt best man beside both guys  but do not differentiate them from one groomsman.

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