You will find some examples of best man speeches in this article. If it’s going to be your first time to deliver a speech in front of a crowd, then this will be very helpful to you. It is such an honor to be asked to be a best man. That is why you need to give the best speech possible.
Before anything else, here are some basic tips.
- Plan your best man speech well in advance
- speak from the heart
- share thoughts and experiences
- you can share some humorous incidents concering the time running up to the wedding but make very sure you do not embarrass either the groom or the bride.
- Treat the bride and groom with utmost respect especially in front of the whole crowd
- your speech should only last for about 5 minutes.
Here is the outline that you should follow for your best man speech:
- start by welcoming the guest to the wedding especially if you’re the first speaker
- thank the groom for giving and trusting you with the responsibility of best man
- compliment the bride
- talk about your relationship with the groom. This will also be the ideal time for humorous anecdotes about the groom but do not embarrass him.
- Mention some of the incidents running up to the wedding
- talk about the bride and keep it sincere and complimentary
- conclude with a toast on the bride and the groom
Here’s an example of a best man’s speech:
Hello everyone. I am (your name). I have known (groom’s name) since he was born. He was the only guy I knew that could (insert your own comment here). I remember the time when we were (keep this clean and neutral). When he met (bride’s name) he totally changed (like he always put the toilet seat down etc. ) I can tell (groom’s name) and (bride’s name) are very much in love and will have many happy years together. I would like to tell them both that it was a special honor for me to be asked to be a part of this wonderful day for them both. I and the rest of the wedding guests would like to propose a toast to the happy couple and wish them years upon years of blissful happiness and our best wishes.
There are many examples of best man speeches that you can find through the internet. However, these examples should only serve as your guide because it is very important that you create you own because it will be more appreciated. Check out some examples of best man speeches as well through the World Wide Web.