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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groomsman

A groomsman (North America), or usher (British Isles) is one of the male attendants to the groom in a wedding ceremony. Usually, the groom selects close friends and relatives to serve as groomsmen, and it is considered an honor to be selected. From his groomsmen, the groom usually chooses one to serve as best man. .... United States; United Kingdom: England and Wales, Scotland, history ...

mentalfloss.com/article/57821/21-historical-roles-and-responsibilities-wedding-party

Dec 18, 2016 ... 21 Surprising Historical Duties of the Wedding Party ... The tradition of the “best man” is thought to have originated with the Germanic Goths of ...

medium.com/@ryanstr/a-history-of-the-best-man-31f58f5b44d6

Jan 17, 2016 ... A history of the best man. How did this all start? (Day#13). Today, my best friend is getting married. Wow. I really could not more be more happy ...

www.thebestmanspeech.com/Submission.cfm

Advice and examples on how to incorporate 'On This Day' gags into your Best Man speech.

historywedding.blogspot.com/2015/10/historical-roles-of-best-man-and.html

Oct 2, 2015 ... History of Best Man. Centuries ago, the Best Man served as armed backup for the groom just in case he was forced to kidnap his intended bride ...

classicspeeches.com/origins-of-the-best-man

Many years ago, pre medieval times, the grooms best man stood beside the bride at the altar. He assumed his position at the side of the bride as protection ...

www.countryliving.com/life/news/a40344/origin-of-best-man-weddings

Oct 29, 2016 ... Ever wondered why there's a best man at weddings? Here's why.

www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/06/27/wedding.traditions/index.html

Jun 27, 2008 ... ... not take a moment to reflect on rich history of marriage celebrations and ... Talk about your runaway brides -- the original duty of a "Best Man" ...

www.johnpaulodonnell.co.uk/the-history-of-the-best-man

Nov 22, 2014 ... Probably the Greatest honour a friend can give you as a Man Is The Privilege of being his Best Man. The History of The Best Man. A lot has ...