So you have popped the all important question to the love of your life, but we hate to tell you that you are going to need to do it all over again. This time to ask your brother from another mother (or perhaps just you actual brother from the same mother), will you be my best man?
From cute cards to personalised gifts, we have rounded up some of the best ways to ask you BFF to be your best man. If you want to keep things low key then think about a simple card or a hip flask, or why not go all out with a best man proposal gift box filled with goodies?
Will You Be My Best Man Cards
Keep things simple with a card – you might want to go for something funny, something personalised or something sentimental. If you have a few things you want to say to your best man but don’t think you could quite get the words out, a card is also a lovely way to show how much you care for them. Take a look at our favourite best man proposal cards.
Rustic Best Man Card – £3, Norma & Dorothy
If you are planning a rustic wedding day then you could embrace that style and choose this pretty kraft finish card from Norma and Dorothy. The same style of card is also available for groomsmen, page boys and ushers so you can use the same design for everyone.
Best Man Gold Foil Card – £3.50, Eliza May Prints
This stylish card with gold foil detailing is an elegant way to ‘propose’ to your best man. The card is available in navy or white and is blank inside so you can write your own special message.
Scratch Card Best Man Proposal Card – £2.75, With Puns
Add a fun element to your best man proposal with this unique card from With Puns. We love how the card can be personalised with your best man’s name and then they have to scratch off the gold heart to reveal the hidden message.
Funny Best Man Card – £3.50, Wordplay Design
Keep things light hearted with this funny ‘will you be my best man?’ card from Wordplay Design. It’s bright, fun and the perfect way to ask your BFF if he’ll be there for you on your wedding day.
Gold Foil Best Man Card – £2.26, Zazzle
Keep things simple and elegant with this gold detail card from Zazzle. We love the flexibility of this design, you can choose the same style on a range of card shapes and also add your own personalisation on the outside of the card and have your own special message printed on the inside.
Best Man Definition Card – £3.95, The New Witty
If you think your best man is a bit of a novice when it comes to the world of weddings then this best man definition card from The New Witty would be a funny way to let him know just what is expected of him and the varying expectations of the role.
Will You Be My Best Man Gift Ideas
Perhaps you want to splash out a bit for your best man? If so there are plenty of fun gift ideas that will make that best man proposal moment even more special…or funny. Take a look at some of our favourite gift ideas – there is something for every budget.
Personalised Best Man Bottle Tags – £5, Yellow Stone Art Boutique
Do you want a low key way to pop that all important question? Then next time you are grabbing a beer from the fridge for your pal, add this tag from Yellow Stone Art Boutique to the bottle and wait to see the look on his face when he reads the all important message.
Personalised Shot Glass – £9.99, Getting Personal
Toast to your best man’s new role by gifting him with a personalised shot glass from Getting Personal, we like the cute top hat detail and you also have the choice of adding a miniature of his favourite tipple to the order.
Best Man Hip Flask – £19.99, Getting Personal
Giving an engraved hip flask to your best man would be a thoughtful gift that he can then use on the big day (and it will look pretty good in your wedding photos too!). We love this stainless steel design from Getting Personal that is so elegant.
Best Man Pint Glass – £7.50, Personalised Gift Shop
For a fun and budget friendly gift – this ‘will you be my best man?’ pint glass is ideal if you want to pop that all important question over a low key night with a beer. There are a range of different designs you can choose from but we think this top hat design is a cute one.
Be My Best Man Socks – £4.83, No Cold Feet Co
Keep cold feet at bay by having you, your best man and your groomsmen all in matching socks. Starting at under £5 a pair, it’s a thoughtful gesture that won’t blow your wedding budget. We also love that you could then wear these socks on the wedding day and create a fun photo opportunity.
Groomsmen Cigar Gift Box – £32.16, Swanky Badger
If you plan to keep your gift giving traditional then this wooden cigar box is a beautiful keepsake that will last for years to come as a special reminder of the wedding, engraved with the year and the best man’s name. If you want to add something extra then you could fill it with cigars that you can use on the big day.
Hugo Boss Gift Set – £229, Goldsmiths
Do you want to splash out on your best man gift? Then this Hugo Boss gift set from Goldsmiths includes a watch and a leather wallet. Both have a timeless and classic design that we think your bestie will adore.
Walnut Wood Sunglasses – £11.96, Pongs Art
You, your best man and your groomsmen will all look super stylish with matching rustic sunglasses on the big day. These walnut wooden glasses from Pongs Art come with your choice of lense colour and a personalised box that will be something to treasure.
Stainless Steel and Navy Cufflinks – £25, Ernest Jones
If you are having a blue shade at your wedding then we think these stainless steel and navy blue cufflinks from Ernest Jones would be the perfect nod to your colour scheme and, at £25, they won’t blow your wedding budget.
Luggage Tag Set – £25, Ted Baker
Are you planning a destination wedding? Then we think gifting your best man with his own leather luggage tags would be a fun way for you to both be excited about the upcoming trip.
Suede Belt – £55, Ted Baker
For a best man gift that would add style and sophistication to their wedding look, we think this suede belt would be perfect. Available in dark red or dark green, it would beautifully suit a rustic themed wedding day.
Personalised Whiskey Tumbler – £39, Mijmoj
We are a little bit in love with this wooden personalised whiskey tumbler from Mijmoj. If you plan on toasting with your best man then we think a duo of these wooden tumblers and a bottle of great whiskey would be the ideal gift.
Groomsman Gift Box – £38, Vanilla Retro Stationery
If you can’t decide what to gift your best man then don’t settle for just one thing, this best man goodie bag is filled with all the things he could need to be your best man – a trusty pair of best man socks and a hip flask.
Personalised Collar Stiffeners – £35, Man Gun Bear
These personalised collar stiffeners from Man Gun Bear can be engraved with your own unique message and come in a smart leather case so they can be kept safely until the big day. They would also be great gifts for your groomsmen.
Best Man Bottle Opener – £6, House of Harman Wedding
If you are searching for a best man proposal gift on a budget then this engraved best man bottle opener is a complete bargain at just £6. If you and your BFF love nothing more than a beer together then we suggested you hand his this opener next time he’s opening a bottle as a subtle way to ask the all important question.
Brushed Silver Pocket Watch – £35.99, Vintage Belle Wedding
A silver pocket watch is a gift that your best man will treasure and this one from Vintage Belle Wedding looks great but also won’t blow the gift section of your wedding budget. You also have the option to personalise the case with up to 12 letters.
Thea Wall Mounted Wine Rack – £28, Anthropologie
If your best man-to-be (yes, that’s a thing) is a fine wine drinker then what better gift for him than a stylish way for him to store his most treasured bottles. Available in a copper or black finish, this stylish geometric wine rack is ideal for someone who loves modern details in their home.
Personalised Wooden Box – £22, Dust and Things
Just watch your friend’s face light up when he reads the message on the front of this wooden box from Dust and Things. You can then fill it with a bottle of his favourite drink…if you’re lucky he might crack it open and share it with you there and then.
Best Man Ceramic Coaster – £10, Juliet Reeves Designs
We love the fun yet meaningful sentiment of the message of this ceramic coaster gift. If your best mate is going to be your best man then we couldn’t think of a more appropriate gift idea.
Best Man Leather Wash Bag – £45, Vida Vida
This leather wash bag would add some style and sophistication to any bathroom and is available in tan or chocolate brown. Have the bag embossed with the words ‘best man’ or personalise with their name or initials.
Whether you want to ask in a funny way or do something thoughtful with some added sentiment, one of these ideas is sure to suit him. Whether you are about the be a best man or about to ask your BFF to be your best man, our latest articles can help with every question.