Who is The Best Man?
Typically he or she is closest and dearest to the groom. The Best Man has three distinct responsibilities: the stag night, the ring and the speech. Besides that, the he should keep an eye out for potential mishaps before and during the wedding, and be prepared to assist the bride and groom.
Best Man or Best Person?
Traditionally, the Best Man or Person is a male. If a woman is assigned to this role, the term Best Person or Best Lady is used.