Trust us, it’s easy! Just follow our wedding speech guide.
If you have been chosen to be best man at a wedding, you are probably privately cursing the day you ever met the groom as you think about the horror of having to make a great speech at his wedding!
Standing up in front of a room full of people and being expected to make them laugh, sigh and maybe even shed a tear is really terrifying, but it really is a doddle to do and you’ll find everything you need, from choosing the best material for your speech, to what traditional sections to include, how to get your delivery right, what toasts to say and what props to use right here in our handy guide.
Plus there’s a whole host of sample material to help get you started and you can also consult our useful book on the best man’s speech and duties.
How to ensure the traditional parts of a best man’s wedding speech are included – tick off our handy checklist of wedding speech essentials. As best man and with a (hopefully) witty, amusing, moving speech to give at the wedding, you will no doubt have already consulted our Best Man Guides to everything from choosing the best… read more
Rose Bourke from website, The Best Best Man offers some top speech writing tips / best man speech advice. You want to give a best man’s speech that will leave people smiling and hopefully laughing along with your well thought out anecdotes. Image courtesy of Sarah Young The best speeches start by thinking about the audience and what… read more
The speech etiquette for weddings has changed. It’s no good referring to that tattered etiquette book from the 90s you found lurking in the bookcase, people expect different things these days. Luckily the Speechy experts have developed the ultimate modern etiquette guide. The general rule is be polite, be grateful but don’t be tied down… read more
When it comes to making a speech, you could follow convention: tell some anecdotes and throw in a few crowd pleasing one-liners, or really push the boat out and deliver something different, entertaining, or even inspiring. Here are some ideas for unusual wedding speeches to make it memorable for all the right reasons. Song or Rap Tom Fletcher,… read more
Let’s be clear. I am not Oliver Cromwell and I am not suggesting that we ban Christmas. Obviously, the best man speech should be funny and a degree of good-natured teasing of the groom is absolutely necessary. However, the most effective best man speeches will be original, carefully planned and accessible to the entire audience.… read more
The worst kind of best man actually believes he IS the best man. He is convinced that he is the funniest, most attractive and interesting man in the room. His speech will be a collection of disconnected accounts of “laddish” excess. It will be interspersed with exhausted wedding jokes about the mother-in-law (“first time I saw… read more
Leave your guests speechless with these creative ideas for unusual wedding speeches and turn your wedding reception from predictable to truly legendary. 1. The song Tom Fletcher (above), the lead singer of boy band, McFly did it, complete with a backing choir of school children, and if you can sing karaoke, then you can do it… read more
The best man’s speech can be the highlight of the wedding reception, just make sure it’s memorable for all the right reasons! Here’s your essential list of what to avoid in the best man’s speech, and some top tips on how to make it truly legendary. Swearing Swear words are a definite no-go area. You… read more
Everyone looks forward to the best man’s speech because it’s likely to be the most fun and generate the most laughs. But you need to be sure that your audience is laughing with you, rather than at you. So for good measure, you could add some games and jokes to your speech and have the audience… read more
Best Man speeches are notoriously funny but they can often be let down by poor structure and a serious lack of comic timing. In this practical guide, Robin Kermode, Europe’s leading communication coach, identifies what you can do to maximise your laughs to ensure your best man speech really does pack a punch! The prospect of… read more