NO, says Dave Thorn­ton, co-host of Hit Net­work’s Fifi, Dave & Fev

Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - THE BOYS -

“A great man once said, ‘Plan for the best but ex­pect the worst.’ Was it Con­fu­cius? It could’ve been Yogi Bear. Ei­ther way, it’s the best ad­vice you can get for a wed­ding. That and ‘Say “yes” to any­thing the cel­e­brant asks you.’ Peo­ple want to plan for a per­fect day but some­thing’s al­ways go­ing to go wrong. That’s just life, isn’t it? It goes wrong. That’s also the rule with mates – they can go wrong from time to time. And if she wants a say in the grooms­men, odds are she’s wor­ried one of them might make the wed­ding go wrong.

Some his­tory: grooms­men were once needed at a wed­ding to ward off any­one who wanted to at­tack the groom and steal his bride. The idea was that En­emy No. 1 turns up, sees the big cheese is rollin’ with his sword-wield­ing posse and then cow­ardly retreats. These days, we don’t hang out with guys who’d kill for us, but ones who’ve sup­ported us.

Don’t get me wrong – these are prob­a­bly also the same guys who’ve drawn on our faces while we’ve been passed out. They might be a lit­tle rough round the edges or social hand grenades, but they’ve been there for us and, while the bride may not be fans of theirs, we are. If her man’s happy, that should make her happy. So tell her not to stress*.

*How­ever, with all rules, there are ex­cep­tions. She can have a say about who the grooms­men are if:

1. There are too many guys. You’ve got to cap it at some point.

2. One’s sleazed on to her be­fore. Ain’t no­body got time for that.

3. They’re Don­ald Trump.”

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