Seeing as how this is Saturday, I thought this one would be appropriate. Why is there a “Best Man” in a wedding?
A long time ago, when young men went to neighboring villages for their wives-to-be, it was not unusual for a young man to encounter heavy resistance from the girl’s relatives or perhaps other suitors.
To help overcome this resistance, it was customary to take a strong and faithful friend. It was the friend’s job to help ward off attackers during the abduction and stand guard by the couple during the wedding. This friend became known as the groom’s best man.