Once the honor of being Best Man has been bestowed upon you, your heart will probably flutter at the thought of delivering the Best Man speech. The agony of trying to captivate the wedding guests with a sensational Best Man speech for up to 5 minutes will cause many sleepless nights unless action is taken on your part to ensure you are fully prepared to give an outstanding Best Man speech.
Knowing the popular topics for a Best Man speech will be a starting point for you to write your speech or perhaps take the easier option of buying some ready-made funny Best Man speeches and automatically feel the weight lifted off your shoulders.
The Best Man’s speech is, for most people, the most anticipated of all the wedding speeches so embarrassing yourself is not an option, so make sure you are aware of the top 10 Best Man don’ts to avoid making mistakes during your toast.
You should be aware of the format of a Best Man speech and given that humor plays an integral part in Best Man speeches, be sure to include a funny wedding joke or two in your speech. Aside from humor another great way to have the audience eating out of the palm of your hand (metaphorically speaking of course) is to praise often throughout your toast. Apart from the Bride and Groom, flattering comments should also be reserved for the Bridesmaids, Maid Of Honor, and the newlywed’s families amongst others. Be sure to spend a minute talking about the love the Bride and Groom share, how they make such a great couple, and mention the positive impact the Bride has had on the Groom since meeting her.
Apart from everything else it is important that you enjoy your time as Best Man, the Bachelor Party will be a fun event and I am sure you will have a few nights out with the Groom and your buddies before the day of the wedding. The Best Man speech will be the culmination of a memorable time for you so don’t spent the joyful months in the build-up to the wedding exasperated with worry over the speech. One final post that I advise reading is the top 5 items the Best Man should have with him on the wedding day to ensure no last minute hiccups on the morning of the wedding.