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By John-Paul Ford Rojas.

Having more Best man single or married one best man can have some practical benefitsenabling the daunting responsibilities to be shared. It can also enable a groom to avoid making a tricky and potentially upsetting choice of one good friend or family member over another. However, couples preparing to go down the aisle are advised to think carefully about the numbers involved in the ceremony before inviting too many people into the key role.

Happiness is an enduring marriage and an affair with lots of sex. Husbands are driving their wives to drink. John Cleese marries for the fourth time. In joy and sorrow, the pews are packed. Men more likely to die after losing their spouse. But it is the rise in the number of best men that is much more noticeable, according to Georgina Way, of the Wedding Planner School in Bristol.

Miss Way said that one of the key reasons was to allow grooms to avoid having to pick one man out of their two or three best friends. The potential risk of wedding guests having to sit through an extra speech would be offset by having two heads to work out what one or both best men should say. There would also be two people to carry out the all-important task of making sure the rings were in a safe place.

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Nowadays the task is more complicated since the party is often extended over the course of a weekend abroad — and an extra person to help out with the logistics could also help. Newly-married Tom Holmes, 37, of Birmingham, said: He even sang a song at the reception which was terrible.

If I could do it again I'd definitely consider sharing the job out between two or three mates. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation.

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