Wedding Traditions from Amazing Alterations: The Groomsmen

Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding

In ancient times, men sometimes captured their brides. A man would take along his strongest and most trusted friend to help him fight the woman’s resisting family. This friend was considered the “best man.” In England, the best man accompanied the groom up the aisle to help defend the bride.

Today, the role of the best man and groomsmen is not quite as dangerous. The groomsmen are usually the groom’s friends or brothers. They attend the wedding and help plan wedding-related activities, such as the bachelor party. The best man is typically responsible for taking care of the wedding rings until they are needed at the ceremony, directing the ushers, acting as a legal witness of the marriage, and making a speech.

At Amazing Alterations, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible when supporting your friend or brother. We offer affordable suit and tuxedo alterations, and can alter your formal attire in as little as one or two days for no extra cost if you have last-minute needs. Call us at 763-432-5243 or email us at to set up your free consultation with our expert tailors. Stay tuned to learn about the tradition of giving away the bride!