This is probably one of the most daunting and honored tasks someone can be given by a friend who is getting married. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, but it’s also a major part of the couple’s special day. Thankfully, there have been enough best man speeches in the past to know that there are a few things you just can’t forget in your own speech.
This is such a simple step that it is sometimes totally overlooked. It’s essential to introduce yourself because the groom’s second cousin’s on his mom’s side probably don’t know who you are. To avoid any confusion, it’s always best to start the speech with a quippy way of explaining who you are.
Thanking The Guests For Attending
Sadly, it’s not just a chance to tell embarrassing stories about the groom, but it’s also about the people who have attended the wedding. People like to be recognized and many of the people who have attended probably had something to do with the wedding, or the couple at some point. Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t be there! However, it’s still nice to thank them all the same.
Kind Words For The Bride And Groom
People are there to witness the coming together of two people who love each other. While they may want to roll on the floor laughing at some incredible jokes, they also want to shed a tear in awe for the loving couple. Sure, it might sound corny, but the couple will remember this moment for the rest of their lives.
Making Terribly Good Jokes
If you’re a naturally witty person, then we’re pretty sure you’ll already have a list of amazing jokes to make in your speech. However, if hilarity is a tougher thing for you and you need a little help, then the internet is your best friend. There are also plenty of examples of brilliant best man speeches and jokes to tell.
Announcements And Toast
If you have been told that there is an announcement that needs to be made, then make sure you remember to include it within your speech. Also, it is vital to include a toast at the end of the speech, as it’s a lovely way to conclude that the speeches are now over.
Just remember not to panic and that everything is going to be okay. Do your best and double check everything and you’ll be good to go!