This is the email I used to ask some friends and relatives to be in my wedding party. Oh, did I forget to mention that I’m about to get married? (Okay, I actually used their name instead of “Groomsman Candidate”.)
Dear Groomsman Candidate,
You are invited to go through this nightmare/wedding-planning-time with me. I am offering you the role of groomsman. I believe you either have experience playing this role or have seen other people fail at trying to do so. I have done pretty much everything at a wedding except be the groom, so I’m going to be the groom this time. We are wearing suits and ties, also shoes. No, you cannot use the goods or services that I owe you as leverage to become the groom instead. Thank you for understanding.
P.S. – You may also have to sign a form stating that you are not liable for lying when the officiator asks if anyone has anything to speak now or hold their peace about.
P.P.S. – I promise we will have a party, or at least go to a restaurant and watch other people partying.
Let me know if I need to rent a cardboard cutout of Jabba the Hutt instead.
I mean this in a very serious way.