As the best man, you are the one who has to deliver a speech at the wedding. It’s an important task and of course, you want to make sure that you do it right. You may be wondering what are some best man speech ideas that have done well at other past events. We’ve created a list with some examples to get you started and well on your way to a toast the happy couple will long remember.
The first thing that you need to do is think about the relationship you have with the groom. If it’s a close one, you could choose something funny or personal to open up your speech. These types of stories are always hit and keep the crowd engaged as you segway into the more sentimental part of the speech. If you have more of a professional relationship with the groom, then try something more serious and formal but that still makes light of what a special experience it is to be part of their big day.
A good best-man speech should have a few things:
– A joke or two (you can definitely turn to Google for best-man jokes if you need some inspiration)
– A few sentimental moments that show the audience who you are and what your relationship is like with the groom
– Give thanks to all the people who made this wedding possible (bridal party, parents) and to attendees for all coming together to celebrate the new union.
Open with a Joke
A joke is a great way to start off your speech and lighten the mood. It can be something that’s funny to you and your audience, but it can also be a personal story that has meaning behind it. If you need inspiration for something to open a quick online search will also provide tons of inspiration.
Don’t Forget to Be Sentimental
The best man speech is a momentous occasion in the lives of both bride and groom. It’s also an opportunity for you to reflect on the love between the couple and to express how happy you are that they have found each other, how much joy their union brings you, and how much you look forward to seeing them grow together.
Always End By Giving Thanks
Always end your speech by thanking the bride and groom for including you in their special day. This is also your chance to thank everyone who has helped make this day possible—the bride and groom, their families, and friends who are celebrating with them today. To keep the crowd engaged you can even mention a few of the guests by name.