Marriage or Civil Partnership – Which is Right for You?

On the 29th of March, 2014, the landscape of marriages in the UK changed forever. The legalisation of same-sex unions saw the number of civil partnerships drop tremendously; 2014 saw a 70% decrease in overall civil partnerships formed when compared with just a year prior. There’s good reason for this, as the two are not…

10 Best Foreign Wedding Destinations

As of this writing, 16 countries, 17 US states, and the District of Columbia all allow for legal same-sex marriage. Getting married in Britain has its charms, but when compared with tying the knot atop a glacier, next to a volcano, or on some Scandinavian hillside, it’s hard not to dream of the possibilities. We’ve…

Who Gives Away Whom? A Guide to Gay Wedding Etiquette

A same-sex wedding is going to come with some situations unique to the format. You’ll find yourself facing questions like: who gives away the bride when there is no bride? Does one of you stand and wait for the other at the altar, or do you both procene down it at similar times? How and…

10 Quirky Ideas to Make Your Queer Wedding Stand Out

No matter how many times we watch well-meaning men utterly misjudge what their fiancé’s want on Don’t tell the Bride, by the end of the programme the women always seem to be over the moon, regardless of what their now-husbands have put them through. This could be down to them just being happy they’re married…

Men’s Makeup isn’t just for Queens

Over the last decade, the men’s cosmetics trend has seen a meteoric rise in popularity. Whether this is due to a general increase in male grooming habits – or let’s be honest, a general begrudging of the beauty options a woman has at her disposal 24/7 – it’s hard to say, but the good news…

Majesty, Music, and Make-up: The Sheffield Pride 2017 Experience

Even several hundred metres away from Endcliffe Park, this year’s location for Sheffield’s annual Pride Festival, the electricity in the air is palpable. Music can be heard blasting through the streets, rainbows flags are draped over shoulders and, for once this summer, the sun is shining. Or, at least, it’s not currently raining. People are…

Choosing the right kilt

You have decided that you want to wear a kilt for your wedding, but don’t know the next steps to take. Here at Best Man, we have something that may help the process that bit easier and get the ball rolling. There are so many different companies across the country that provide kilts and the…

The Best suit to wear on your wedding day

It is the most important and memorable days you will ever have and you want to look you best and quite rightly so. But where do you go to get that all important suit? You can either go to the high street to buy your suit, where there are many designer and luxury brands. Or…

Wedding gift ideas for your fiancé

The big day is slowly approaching and you are thinking about what to get your other half for that all important wedding day gift. But what do you get? Here are some ideas of what you could buy for your fiancé as a wedding present. Jewellery and Accessories Jewellery is probably one of the most…

How to grow the Best beard

Thinking about sporting the hottest grooming trend for your big day? Here are some top tips from Murdock Master Barber,  Alex Glover: Start from afresh If you’re looking to start growing a new beard, be sure to start from nothing. Set aside some time and have a proper shave so that your skin is fresh…

Twists to make your wedding unique

Everyone wants their wedding to be special, but thinking of a way to stand out from the crowd can be a nightmare. Having a unique wedding doesn’t mean that everything has to be out there or non-traditional though; a few small tweaks can transform a typical wedding into an experience you and your guests won’t…