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Even the most talented public speaker can get nervous about giving the best man's speech at a wedding. Being the best man is one of the biggest honors you can receive at a wedding, and you're expected to give a speech that respects that honor, makes the crowd laugh and cry, and pays tribute to the special couple on the most important day of their lives. The important thing to do when making a best man's speech is to thank people for being there, describe your connection to the groom, and to make people laugh while avoiding any cringe-inducing comments.
If you want to know how to write a moving and memorable best man's speech, then see Step 1 to get started. Be yourself and don't worry about giving some formal speech that doesn't reflect you. Though it's important to stick to some conventions, what's most important is that you stay true to your relationship with the groom — even if it's a PG-rated version of your relationship. You don't want to sound too stuffy or like someone who is nothing like you.
At the end of the day, what's most important is that you say some heartfelt words and stay true to yourself. • For example, most best man speeches have a bit of humor in them for levity and to get the crowd going. But if this really isn't for you and making jokes just feels too forced, you don't have to follow that convention. • On the other hand, if you're known for your humor and sarcasm, you don't have to force yourself to be overly sentimental.
Just a few words of honest sentiment would get the message across without making you feel like you're faking it. • If public speaking is not for you, don't be nervous about it. You can even make a joke about how much you love public speaking, or about how this is the groom's way of punishing you/getting you back for that time you made him push your car up a hill. Keep it short. You don't want to just say "Cheers" or deliver a one-liner, but you also don't want to ramble on and on; this day is not about you.
Your speech should be long enough to say what you want to say and no longer. As a rule of thumb, try to keep the toast between 2 and 4 minutes; most people won’t have patience for anything over 5 minutes. The groom and bride may even have an idea of how long they want speeches to be, so don't be afraid of asking them. • Though your speech should be well prepared in advance, take a look at the crowd; if people are particularly restless or eager to drink and dance, then you may want to cut out that second anecdote you weren't sure about.
• Though it's typical for the best man and maid of honor to give a speech, there may be other speeches given out there. The father of the bride sometimes speaks, and there may be two maids of honor and thus, two speeches.
And maybe even drunk Uncle Bertie will try to say a few words. If there are a number of speeches, then it's especially important to keep it short so the crowd doesn't spend all night listening to people talk. Write and practice your speech in advance. The sooner you get it written, the more time you'll have to practice and perfect it, which will boost your confidence when you have to get up in front of everybody. Don't think that you'll just gather some liquid courage and start spouting things off about the newly married couple.
In fact, this is one of the worst ideas you can have, because you may end up saying something you deeply regret or may just completely lose your train of thought. It's important to be well-prepared in advance so your big speech goes off without a hitch. • Don't be embarrassed about keeping a written version of your speech with you when you go up there during your big moment. Even if you don't use it as a reference, just having it there can make you feel more confident about not making any mistakes.
Look for inspiration. If you're really struggling, there's no shame in going on YouTube and checking out the thousands of great best men speeches that people have videotaped and posted there. You may get an idea that you wouldn't have thought of otherwise when you sit down to write your speech. You can also search for written versions of speeches on-line, or even ask friends or family members who had given those speeches if they can give you a copy of what they'd written or even give you some words of advice.
Stay sober enough to do a good job. Though each wedding is different, the best man typically gives his speech some time during dinner, when the guests are seated and hopefully are able to give their attention to the speaker. This means that a few hours can go by between the end of the wedding ceremony and your speech.
There may be a cocktail hour as well as a fair amount of time that goes by before you are called to the microphone. This means that you may have to show some self restraint and not drink too much, or you will risk embarrassing yourself. Once you give your speech, you can let loose a bit, if you like! • Remember that people often videotape best man's speeches. You don't want yourself looking sloppy on camera for all of eternity. Ask the audience to give you their attention.
You may face a rowdy crowd and may have to hit the tines of your fork against your wine glass a few times, or to wait for people to settle down before you begin your speech. Since the first thing you'll do is introduce yourself, it's important that people are listening so that they know who the heck you are and how you're connected to the groom. Just say something simple like, "Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like a moment of your time." • Depending on how the reception goes, someone else may introduce you and you won't have to do this part.
But be prepared in advance in case you're given the microphone and find that your audience isn't exactly rapt. Introduce yourself. The first thing you should do is to tell the audience who you are. Though many of them will probably notice that you're the best man by now, after the wedding ceremony, it's still important to say who you are and how you know the groom and bride. It's likely that not everybody present will know you, so you should say who you are, how you met the bride and groom, and how long you've known them.
Even if you haven't memorized your speech, try to memorize the opening lines so you can begin sincerely. Here are some easy ways to introduce yourself: • "For those of you who don't know me, I'm Brian, [groom's name here]'s little brother." • "I'm Jake, [groom's name here]'s best friend. I've known him since the seventh grade, and I've known [bride's name here] ever since their second date." • "I'm Danny, [groom's name here]'s best friend. I've known [groom's name] and [bride's name] ever since our freshman year of college.
We all lived in the same hall." Express gratitude. While it's traditional to thank the people paying for the wedding, usually the bride's parents, be subtle. Don't thank them for "paying for" the celebration, but rather, for helping to make it possible. You can say something about how beautiful the wedding and wedding venue are, and what an amazing time everyone is having.
This is a way of thanking the bride's family for making it possible without being too obvious about it. Just keep in mind that, with the changing culture, often the bride and groom's family split the cost of the wedding, so don't short-change anyone who helped make it possible. • It's also nice to thank the guests for being there. You can also thank the bridal party. • Optionally, you can also thank the bridesmaids.
Mention what great friends they have been for the bride and tell them how lovely they look. You can play this for laughs a bit as long as you don't come off sounding like a total creep. You can say something about the lovely color of the dresses, how big of a help they've been during the wedding, and whatever else you can say that is quick and tasteful.
Make a light-hearted joke at the groom's expense. A good best man usually shares a joke involving the groom, giving everyone a peek at the groom’s personality. If you want to throw in a classy but funny quote, consider Oscar Wilde’s "Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence." You shouldn't be offensive, but you can make a joke about how shy/outgoing/perfection-oriented the groom is. It's best if it's a trait that most people can recognize about the groom so people don't feel like you're making an inside joke.
• Remember that half of the people in the room may not know each other. People should be able to find your speech funny and moving without knowing the groom or hearing an excessive amount of detail about someone they don't know. Of course, if it's a more intimate wedding and it seems like most people do know each other, then you can go into a bit more detail, if you like.
• If you're the groom's brother, you can joke around about how he used to tease you mercilessly when you were little, or how you used to give him a hard time.
You can also make a joke about how not much has changed in that regard. • Remember to keep up a nice emotional balance. You should have as many sweet and heartfelt comments about the groom as jokes. Tell a touching story about the groom.
The main part of your speech should be a brief story about the groom and, possibly, the bride. While the goal of the story is to give your speech a more personal touch, avoid dredging up unpleasant details from the past. The story should be able to show why the couple is meant for each other, or why the groom's personality is perfect for being with the bride. Here are some ways to go about it: • Tell a funny story.
This will not only break up the formality of the ceremony, but also help endear the couple to the audience. A great way to grab everyone’s attention would be to introduce it by saying “I'm about to let you in on a secret about the groom" or "the groom begged me not to include this story in my speech but I simply had to." • Alternatively, tell a touching story.
A particularly appropriate story might describe how the bride and groom met or something sweet that helped move their relationship forward. Since you are the groom’s best friend, this might be a good place to describe how you watched him fall head-over-heels for the bride.
• If you can't think of any appropriate stories or don't know the bride well enough to include her in one, make some observations about love or marriage in general, or about the groom's feelings for the bride. Even if you haven't spent a lot of time with the bride, you can make observations about the first time the groom told you about the bride, or what the groom said about their first date.
Avoid mentioning any sensitive subjects. Though you may think it's funny to make fun of the groom's annoying ex-girlfriend or to talk about that time he spent a night in jail for public drunkenness, the groom, his bride, and their families will definitely not think this is funny. Your jokes should be harmless and tasteful and should only be slightly edgy if you're one hundred percent convinced that everyone in the audience, happy couple included, would truly appreciate them.
• Though you want to choose a humorous anecdote, make sure it is appropriate for everyone; the last thing you want is to come across as humiliating or mean-spirited. • If you mention that time when the groom and bride broke off their engagement for three weeks or talk about how much more fun your best friend used to be before he got with his "ball and chain," then his wife may never forgive you.
You don't want to sever your relationship, or put it in question, over something like saying a few thoughtless words in a speech. • Don't make it a speech about how you first really didn't like your buddy's wife and then came around, either. • And lastly, do not think it's funny to insult the venue or the food. Someone shelled out a lot of hard-earned cash for what you might think are tacky Christmas lights or rubbery chicken. Expand on the groom's virtues. For example, talk about his loyalty, his compassion, or the fact that you know how much he loves the bride and that he’ll make a great husband.
In a way, you can think of yourself as a salesman selling the groom to members of the bride's family, who may not know him as well as you do. Let them know how much he means to you, how he's helped you out in the past, or how you couldn't have gotten through a difficult period of your life without him. • You can talk about something the groom did for you. Say something like, "I'll never forget the time Mark helped me move across the country to follow my dream.
I couldn't have done it without him." • It's completely normal to find this part a little embarrassing. Just remember that this is your buddy's day, and no one's going to laugh at you for getting a little sappy. Don't forget to pay homage to the bride. You don't want to give the impression that you don't know why this wonderful guy is marrying her. In fact, you can even talk about how much more outgoing/happier/calmer/more laid back the groom has become since meeting his bride.
You can say something like, "After Jeff met Mary, his tendency to over-analyze and worry about everything began to disappear..." • If you don't know the bride very well, that's okay.
Instead of saying that bluntly, you can say something like, "Though I haven't spent as much time with Mary as I would have liked, I could tell right away that she was right for Jeff." Give a compliment about the bride and groom's relationship. This can add a nice touch to the end of the speech, especially if you've spent a lot of it poking fun at the groom.
There are a number of ways of complimenting their relationship, from talking about how compatible they are, how they work together as a team, how they really balance each other out, or how you can tell just by looking at them that they are completely in love. • Say something like, "Even when Mary and Jeff are on the opposite side of a room, you can feel them looking out for each other. They don't have to be glued together to have such a strong, incredible bond." • You can also make a comment about how much you admire their relationship and have always looked for a love as strong as theirs (if you're single).
If you're married, you can share some thoughts on marriage and why the groom and bride are a great match. • You don't have to overdo it and say they are a perfect pair, meant for each other, soul mates, or the like, if you don't really feel that way. You can mention the strengths of their relationship without making it sound too forced. Wrap it up with a quote. Though you don't have to use a quote, they can serve as nice bookends between talking about the groom and bride and proposing a toast.
You can search for inspiration on-line or use a commonly loved quote about marriage, such as the words, “Marriage is not about finding a person you can live with, it’s about finding the person you can’t live without.” You can even relate the quote to the bride and groom, if it's possible. • Don't force yourself to do this unless you find one that's really fitting. There's another one that goes, "Marriage isn't about looking at each other. It's about looking outward in the same direction." Propose a toast.
Wishing the couple the best in their lives together is the most important part of the speech. This should wrap up your speech and bringing everyone together. Raise your glass of champagne and will the other guests to toast to the happy couple. You should ask the guests kindly to join you in raising their glasses, and to wish the best for the newlywed couples. • You can say something like, "Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to propose a toast to Mary and Jeff.
May they have years of joy, happiness, and health ahead of them." • You can also say something like, "Here's to a lifetime of happiness for Mary and Jeff." • If the bride took the groom's last name, you can propose the toast to "Mr. and Mrs. Thompson." If possible, make your speech a blend of sincerity and humor.
Tasteful humor tends to go over well in most speeches, and a best man's toast is no exception. A good joke is especially valuable as an icebreaker at the beginning of your speech, and some comic relief is always welcome after a sappy, heartwarming story.
Unless you're certain that you know all of the guests and their tastes, do not let your speech get off-color.
Skip the dirty jokes, the suggestive remarks about the honeymoon, and the stories about the groom's ex-girlfriend. They probably aren't appropriate. This isn't a locker room. Even if the groom and his friends find them funny, the bride and her mother probably won't. Don't force humor. If you don't like speaking in public and aren't confident in your ability to be funny, it's much better to read a serious speech off index cards than to try to become a comedian for one night.
Most jokes from "Best Jokes for Weddings" books or web sites are not funny. No one will be mad at you for not being funny enough, but every single person in the room will cringe if you suddenly transform into Michael Scott. To write a best man's speech, try to keep your speech around 2-4 minutes so you don't lose everyone's attention. Start your speech by introducing yourself and saying how you know the groom and bride. Then, share a touching story about the groom and maybe even throw in a light-hearted joke.
You should also compliment the bride as well as the bride and groom's relationship. Finally, wrap up your speech with a nice quote and propose a toast. To see examples of a best man's speech, keep reading!
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21 Shares If you are reading this article, then you have probably been asked to be someone’s Best Man for their upcoming wedding. You might feel incredibly honored to be such an important part of such a special day. Being the Best Man comes with a few responsibilities, including preparing and delivering a speech for the big wedding day at the reception. If you have not been to many weddings, you might be unsure of how to prepare and format your speech.
Best Man Template Guide While the speech that the Best Man gives is often expected to be a little bit lighthearted and fun compared to the other speeches, you will still want to remember that this is a wedding. You might want to poke a little fun at the groom, but at the same time you do not want to embarrass him in front of his co-workers, family, and friends. Therefore there are some things you will want to keep in mind when writing up your speech. Some things that you should probably avoid talking about in your Best Man speech include details about past relationships, and talking about any serious shortcoming that the groom might have.
If you are ever feeling in doubt, you can recite your speech to another person to get their opinion. Doing so will help give you a fresh perspective on whether or not your speech is appropriate for your targeted audience.
If you are struggling to figure out how to format your Best Man speech, you have come to the right place. First, introduce yourself to the guests and state your relationship to the bride and groom.
You will want to greet the crowd and have an opening line that reels everyone in. The guests should want to listen to you rather than continue to talk amongst themselves. You should also thank the other speakers who have gone before you. There are many ways to make your speech enjoyable for the guests. You might even want to use some humor in the beginning to break the ice. Below, you will find some funny quotes that can be used in your Best Man speech. Think about what you want your style to be.
Would you rather have a goofy, funny speech or one that is a little more polished and formal? You will also want to consider the bride and groom’s senses of humor as well as the crowd that you will be speaking to in the room. Thinking about these factors will help you make a Best Man speech that is enjoyable while being appropriate at the same time.
While there is no set way for you to outline your Best Man speech, here are a few ideas that will help you put together a memorable speech that everyone will appreciate. Talk about good qualities of the groom and compliment the bride. At the same time, be careful on how you compliment the bride. You do not want to go overboard and seem inappropriate.
Are there important people who could not make it to the wedding? You might want to include them and even get a quote or a message from those loved ones.
Including that in your speech can make it even more heartfelt and personal and it is something that the bride and groom will be sure to appreciate. Last but not least, do not forget to propose a toast. You can toast to the bride and groom, to their marriage, their love and happiness, or you can toast to all of the above. To sum it up, introduce yourself, thank everyone for coming, and let everyone know how you know the bride and groom.
Include an anecdote about the groom and if you can, a story of how you got to know the bride. Be sure to compliment the bride as well and do not forget to end your speech with a toast to the newlyweds. This is more or less what is expected in a Best Man’s speech.
Starting a speech, even when it has a good opening line, is not always easy, even when you have all of the words written down on paper. Public speaking can be difficult and nerve-wracking for most people so you will want to prepare yourself for the occasion.
Instead of rushing to speak, take a deep breath and allow yourself a moment to calm your nerves. Instead of looking past the people in the crowd, try to make eye content with some of them, including the bride and groom. Doing this will make your speech delivery much more genuine. These are just a few ways that you can prepare and deliver an amazing and memorable Best Man speech. Use the Best Man speech examples below to help you put together a unique and special speech that the bride, groom, and guests will remember and appreciate.
Best Man Speech Examples 1. [Groom] has always been a great guy for as long as I have known him. It wasn’t until he met [bride] that we all realized that something had been missing all along. With [bride,] he is complete and he is even better than before. 2. [Groom] is a really special guy with a heart of gold. And I am so happy that he found someone as wonderful as he is to share his life with.
3. Love is the 8 th wonder of the world. And I am so happy that [bride] and [groom] found it in each other. 4. Let us toast to a long and merry life for the bride and groom.
May they continue to find joy together, grow old together, and laugh together for many, many years to come. 5. [Bride] and [groom,] may the love that you share for each other continue to grow with each and every year that passes. Never forget this wonderful day that made you husband and wife. I know it will be a special, unforgettable day for all of us as well.
Funny Best Man Speeches 6. Since I have never been a best man before, I decided to do some research to find out more about what one talks about in his speech. I learned that the best man is supposed to sing the praises of the groom and talk about his many great qualities.
Well, I cannot sing and I certainly won’t lie to you all. 7. [Groom,] I am sure you already know how lucky you are today, because you get to leave with such a beautiful, loving, kind, and caring woman. And [bride,] you’re lucky too. You get too leave this party with a gorgeous dress and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. 8. [Groom,] I never got to thank you for giving me the honor of being your best man.
I don’t think I have ever told you this, but you are like the little brother that I never wanted. 9. It is a funny thing that when a guy has nothing that he needs to worry about, he then decides to go off and get married. 10. I was asked to give a speech today and as you all know, such speeches end with a toast. And as it so happens, [groom] is the toast to [bride’s] butter. They are great apart, but together they are even better. Together, they are the perfect pair. 11. The most valuable possession that a man can ever have in this world is a woman’s heart.
12. I cannot tell you all how honored I am to be bride and groom’s Best Man. Watching their love blossom has made me hopeful for what my future holds. As this wedding has been approaching I have been thinking how nice it would be to have someone who truly gets me and wants to be stuck with me for the rest of their life. Who knows, maybe by the end of the night you will all see me catching the bouquet!
13. [Bride,] you are a truly remarkable woman you only deserve the best when it comes to having a husband.
And I promise you that I will get to the bottom of what has gone wrong here. 14. What is the difference between in-laws and out-laws? Out-laws are actually wanted!
15. How can I adequately describe [groom?] He is handsome, smart, very generous, and…I’m sorry, [groom] I can’t read this part that you wrote, you will have to tell me what it says later.
16. [Groom] is the kindest, most helpful guy that I know. He would do anything for his friends and family. In fact, he even wrote this part of the speech for me! 17. Hello everyone, I am [groom’s] best man. He asked me to stand here today and make a speech.
I actually promised [groom] that I would not talk about anything controversial or embarrassing that has to do with him. So that being said, I thank you all for being here tonight and thank you for your time. *sits down* 18. I don’t know if anyone else has heard this story, but [groom] actually proposed to [bride] in a bar.
It was actually quite romantic. He got up on one knee and everything. 19. It has been a very emotional day, hasn’t it? Even the beautiful wedding cake is in tiers. 20. So what is there for me to tell you about the groom? He is dashingly handsome, witty, generous, full of charisma, oh wait, sorry everyone, this speech is for a different wedding that I’m going to later. I knew I was talking about the wrong guy! 21. Now of course you all know that I am [groom’s] best man.
But for those of you who don’t know how we met, it’s a great story that has made us the best of friends. We actually met for the first time by chance outside of the venue two hours ago, and he asked me to give this speech! He even gave me a hundred bucks to do it but hey, what are friends for? 22. So I know [groom] well as a family member and friend, but for perspective on what he is like as a work colleague, I decided to acquaint myself with some of his co-workers to get a sense of what he is like at the workplace.
It turns out that his nickname at work is “The God,’ because it is a complete miracle if he gets anything done! 23. Wise beyond his years, dashingly handsome, full of charm, and extremely generous, a man who many people here admire and adore. But enough about me, I am here to talk about the groom. 24. Hello everyone, I am the best man and I am here to talk about the groom. My parents always told me that if I don’t have anything nice to say, then it is sometimes better to not say anything at all.
*Sits down* 25. On their very first date, [groom] wooed [bride] by promising to treat her to a delicious seven course meal. She wasn’t too pleased when it turned out to be a burger and a six pack of beer. 26. Good evening, family and friends of the bride and groom. I am proud to preside over the only 5 minutes of this wedding that the bride did not plan. 27. Watching the bride walk down the aisle today, I think I am not alone when I say that she looked absolutely stunning.
The groom, meanwhile, looked absolutely stunned. 28. Hello, everyone. I am the groom’s best man. That, of course, means that one of my responsibilities is giving a speech here tonight. I have been very nervous about it, but not to worry, the groom has assured me that our friendship will continue depending on how well I do tonight.
29. I have to say that I am not sure why they call it being the Best Man. If I am the Best Man, then why is [groom] the one who got to get married? 30. This part of my speech requires some participation from the bride and groom. [Bride,] I am going to ask you to place your hand on this table.
[Groom,] now put your hand on top of hers. I hope you enjoyed that because it is the last time in this marriage that you are going to have the upper hand. 31. I would like to inform you all that tonight, we won’t have to worry about [groom’s] ex-girlfriends showing up at this wedding unannounced. In fact, I have just found out that they are all out celebrating. 32. There are two things that a man can never hide: the fact that he is drink and the fact that he is in love.
From the day [groom] fell in love, we all knew it and we were so happy for him. 33. There is a funny saying about marriage. At the beginning, all you need is two hearts and a diamond. But by the end of it, you will find yourself wishing that you had a club and a spade. But looking at [bride] and [groom,] I know that all they will ever need is each other. 34. They say that marriage is the lasting commitment made between two grown-ups, but what marriage really is is the process of adopting an overgrown male child whose parents can no longer handle or take care of him.
So congratulations, [groom.] And tough luck, [bride.] 35. I love weddings, they’re always really fun. There was one wedding were I had a speech prepared. I asked all of the married men in the room to stand next to the person who has made their life worth living.
Unfortunately, the bartender nearly got crushed to death. So I’m not going to do that ever again. You’re welcome, bartender.
36. So as the Best Man at this wedding I know my place. You see, being a Best Man at a wedding is sort of like being the dead body at the funeral.
Sure, you are expected to be there. But goodness forbid you start to say too much, because if you do, then all the guests will start to freak out. 37. Good evening, all. As you all may have figured out by now, I am the Best Man at this wedding.
38. Hi everyone, I am [bride] and [groom’s] Best Man. And as you all know, for somebody to be a Best Man, they must be reliable, good-lucking, organized, charming, and funny. And yes, for those of you who are wondering, I am single and still looking.
Anyone who is interested can give their number to [groom] and I will be in touch. But enough about little old me, we are all here for the wedding of [bride] and [groom,] two very special people who happened to fall in love.
39. I have been asked by [bride] and [groom] to be the Best Man for this wedding. Now, this decision was no shock to me as I have known [bride] and [groom] for many years. Throughout the years I have seen them make some great decisions, but tonight I wanted to congratulate them on the best decision that they have made in their entire lives, which is making me their Best Man! 40. Marriages are made in heaven. But so are thunder, hail, and tornadoes.
I am only joking. Anyone who has seen [bride] and [groom] together knows that they were destined to be husband and wife. 41. I just want to congratulate [bride] and [groom] on such a lovely wedding ceremony and for finally tying the knot.
But [groom,] I want you to know that when [bride] said “I do,” that does not mean that she agrees to do all of the household laundry and dishes for the rest of your lives. Trust me. 42. A real marriage begins when man and wife become one.
The trouble is deciding which one the two of you will become. This is where a good old-fashioned arm wrestling match will come in handy. 43. So [bride] and [groom] have finally tied the knot. Or as I, a video gaming nerd like to call it: Game Over. 44. [Bride] and [groom,] I just wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your marriage. And I also wanted to ask [bride]: do you have any friends that might take a chance on a lonely, handsome bachelor such as myself?
45. While I am the Best Man, [groom] is really like a brother to me. So I wanted to have the chance to say: [bride,] you take good care of him. The guy is sweet and generous, but if you make him cook his own food, there is no way that he will be able to last the year. Religious Best Man Speeches 46. There is a saying that I learned over the years. It goes something like this: seek a godly man, a man who places Christ at the center of his life.
As someone who has known the groom for years, I can firmly say that this is how he lives his life. 47. I would like to thank the bride and groom for asking me to be the Best Man for their wedding. It has truly been an honor and a blessing. As the two of you newlyweds embark on your new life together as husband and wife, I want you to remember this: God is love, and whoever dwells in love also dwells in God.
48. [Groom,] if you remember anything in your marriage it should be this: remember to always love your wife as much as Christ loved the church. Give unto your wife that same eternal devotion. 49. Contrary to popular belief, marriage takes three.
Sure, it takes the husband and wife to make a marriage work and last. But it also takes a commitment to God to strengthen that marriage and see it through the good times and bad.
And knowing these two, I am confident that they are more than ready for the adventure that lies in marriage. Just remember this, [bride] and [groom,] the closer you move toward God, the closer you move towards each other.
50. To [bride] and [groom,] my wish for you is that your marriage is incredibly blessed. Let us all raise a glass to the happy newlyweds. Best Man Speeches For Brother 51. Only the best brothers in the world get promoted to Best Man. 52. Being my brother, [groom] has been such a huge influence in my life. He has taught me so much. So you will have to forgive me if my speech isn’t all that funny. I get my sense of humor from my brother. 53. Hello, everyone.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am the Best Man and I am also [groom’s] younger brother. Growing up, I was kind of [groom’s] shadow. I wanted to do everything he wanted to do and be everything that he wanted to be.
And even now, knowing that he got to marry the girl of his dreams today, he will always be someone that I will continue to look up to no matter how old we get. I know that [groom] and [bride] will be so happy together.
Let us all raise a glass to this new chapter in their life together. 54. I am the Best Man at this wedding, though most of you know me as [groom’s] big brother. Ever since he was born, I wanted to protect my little brother and take care of him. When I met [bride,] I knew that my little brother was in good hands.
Thank you, [bride,] for making [groom’s] complete. I know that you will take good care of him. Cheers to the bride and groom.
55. Hi, everyone, I am the Best Man. [Groom] is many things to me: a brother, a best friend, a confidante, and someone that I could always rely on. I can count on him to make me laugh, see me through hard times, and we have made so many great memories together over the years.
I am honored that I got to stand next to you today as you exchanged your vows with [bride.] That will go down in my memory as one of my favorite memories of you, because you got to marry the woman you love. I am so proud of you, my brother, and I wish you and [bride] many amazing adventures in this new life that you have built together. Check out our 56. [Groom,] as your Best Man as brother I feel like I have a certain duty to you. Sure, I helped you plan for the wedding, threw you a bachelor party, and helped you pick out a tuxedo.
I even helped make sure you got to the wedding on time. But I think I should share with you a few tips about married life. Marriage is not easy.
It is a compromise. Sometimes you will have to say that you’re sorry and you won’t always get things your way. But at the same time, being married to the love of your life also means getting to spend the rest of your life with your best friend. Being married can truly be a blessing and I hope that this marriage blesses you and [bride] in the same way that it has bene a blessing for me and my wife.
Let us all raise a glass to the newlyweds. 57. My brother, my best friend, so dear to my heart. Growing up, were never apart. But the years have gone by and now we are grown. And you have happily found a love of your own. When I look at you and your chosen mate, You’re perfect together, it’s like it was fate. What was once two people has now become one, And I know that you will have lots of fun.
As years go by, as man and wife, I know you will have an amazing life. 58. When I was a little boy, God blessed me with a brother, who you all know as [groom.] He was my best friend, my little buddy who I was always very protective of. Having a brother was the best and we had some great times together, with occasionally some arguments and tears.
But I really have been truly blessed to have my brother in my life. And now that [bride] is a part of our family as of today, I feel even more blessed to be able to call her my sister.
Welcome to the family, [bride,] I hope that we make you feel welcome and like you are a part of the clan. 59. I always thought that having a brother was enough for me.
I was very content to have my playmate and partner in crime throughout the years. But now that I have gotten to know [bride,] I am glad to have a sister in the mix as well. As I like to say, the more the merrier. 60. There is a saying that when you look at your life, the greatest sources of happiness are the ones that come from family.
I can personally attest to that. From our parents to my brother [groom,] I have to say that some of my happiest memories come from family. And today, a new family was made when [bride] and [groom] tied the knot. [Bride] and [groom,] you were lovebirds and now that you are husband and wife, you are each other’s family. Congratulations to the two of you as you continue down the happy road of matrimony. Luvze is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2018 You’ve been chosen as the best man. Congratulations! It’s a great feeling to know that your friend or relative wants you to take part as his right-hand man in one of the best days of his life. One of the most important is the best man speech. Traditionally the speech is given during the reception before the guests eat.
Whether you are great with public speaking or a little intimidated by standing in front of a large group, we have all the tools you need in order to be best prepared, so don’t sweat it. A Simple Best Man Speech Outline If you want a speech that is short, sweet and simple that is perfectly acceptable as well. This works well for smaller wedding receptions, weddings that will have more than two speakers or those that are a little more private.
Following these simple steps will ensure a great and memorable speech: • Opening line • Introduce yourself • Talk about groom/Compliment bride • Propose a toast • Thank the couple Short and simple speech Since I have everyone’s attention I’d love to say a few words to this amazing couple sitting right in front of me.
For those who don’t know me, I’m Ed. Mike’s closest friend and sidekick. We’ve known each other for about 11 years and have been on many adventures together. During that time, I got to know him well and can honestly say, he is the most selfless and stand-up guy I’ve ever met. I am thrilled to be standing here and celebrating him and his beautiful bride, Linda.
I am sure this union between two honest and caring people makes you all smile. Let’s raise a glass for everlasting love! Thanks for making us all part of this beautiful day. Best Man Speech Template Typically, a best man speech should last about 4-7 minutes depending on the party. While short and sweet is welcomed, a best man speech can also include more details such as how you know the groom and the bride, funny jokes, heartfelt stories and your well wishes.
Whether you want your speech to make the crowd laugh or shed a little tear, you may be wondering how to get started.
We’ve pointed out several tips in our template below. Remember, a speech should always come from the heart. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. It’s lovely to see some familiar faces. On behalf of the gorgeous bridesmaids and not so gorgeous groomsmen, we’d like to thank you all for coming.
It’s amazing to see how far people will travel for free cocktails. For those who don’t know me, my name is Adam. I am the best man and Sam’s very best friend. It’s an honor to be here and to be part of such a beautiful event. I met Sam 20 years ago. We grew up together as neighbors in San Diego and attended the same school all throughout college. He was the nice kid on the block who would go home and do his homework while all of us were out doing, well, the things we shouldn’t be doing.
Can you believe it took me two months to convince him to toilet paper Mrs. Carter’s house? Mrs. Carter isn’t here, is she? Luckily, as we grew up, he started making better decisions; one of them being this very special day. He is marrying his best friend and the most beautiful girl he’s ever laid eyes on.
Sarah, he said this to me just the other night and I promise no more than three drinks were involved. When Sam introduced us to Sarah, we knew right away she was the one.
For starters, she made him get rid of that horrible, beer-stained couch that he had since college. That alone got our stamp of approval. But mostly, we saw how happy she made him and how every time he talked about her, he would have a huge smile. We started seeing a little less of him, but that’s okay because we were getting tired of buying his drinks anyway.
For that reason, and the reason we are all here today, I’d like to raise a glass to Sam and Sarah. May you have the life you always dreamed of, continue to fight over the remote and cherish making beautiful memories together. Find joy in the small things like Portlandia and expensive coffee and may sparks continue to fly forever. Thank you guys for allowing me to be part of this special day and for trusting me not to ruin this beautiful moment (phew!).
I’d also love to give a huge thanks to the staff who have helped make this night memorable. Cheers, everyone! Continue to have a great night and come hang out with me on the dance floor. • Good evening, hope everyone is having a good time tonight. I feel very privileged and honored to be standing here tonight celebrating this lovely union.
Two years ago, Matt gave the best man speech at my wedding and made a lot of awkward jokes. So needless to say, I’ve been waiting for this moment for a really long time! For those who don’t know, I am Matt’s brother, Mike. I first met Matt when I was two years old at our parent’s house in Boston.
To be quite honest, I wasn’t thrilled because I really wanted a sister. And I think he knew because Matt would do ridiculous things like throw my toothbrush in the toilet, pour water at me when I was asleep and run across the room naked when I had any friends over. This made me less popular than I already was. Matt always excelled in school, was captain of the debate team (apologies to Cara, but he can argue his way out of anything!) and can make a mean steak.
The truth is, despite him being an annoying brother at the time, I came out winning in the end. Because of him and this beautiful night, I am getting the sister I always wanted.
Cara, you’re beautiful and our family loves you so much. Thank you for making my brother so happy. Let’s celebrate this amazing union and raise a glass to the newlyweds! On behalf of the groomsmen and bridesmaids, we’d like to wish you a life full of love, happiness, and joy. To everyone who made tonight happen, thank you. You’ve made this night very special. Sentimental Best Man Speech If I can have your attention everybody, I’d like to say a few words.
Thank you all for being here to celebrate this lovely couple. Now I would like you all to take out some tissues, because you are going to need them after this. For those of you who have not met me I am Rich, Joe’s best man. Rich and I have known each other for over 30 years, we met when we were both just two years old. We lived on the same street and our mothers were friends so naturally we also became friends.
I am an only child so Joe was like a brother to me. We became inseparable. We played in T-ball together and then graduated on to baseball throughout high school.
When we weren’t throwing the ball we were skateboarding, watching movies or challenging each other in video games. Joe was always hanging out at my house and I grew up thinking he was just part of the family. I remember asking my mom why Joe never goes home and mom would always say “Rich, Joe is the brother you never had, take good care of each other.” What my mom didn’t tell me at the time was that Joe’s mom was really sick and his dad worked double shifts just to stay afloat with all the medical bills.
So, having Joe around was our way of helping out. Even though we were only in high school, Joe made it very clear that he wanted to have a wife and family of his own.
His mother’s death at such a young age was really challenging and in some ways, he learned to cherish the women he had in his life more. He knew he wanted a strong, nurturing and kind woman to be his wife. When Joe met Sarah he almost broke it off with her because he was afraid of losing her. I remember Joe coming to me and saying, “I’m in trouble, I’ve met the one but don’t know what to do.” “Scared is good”, I said, “It means you won’t mess this up”.
Sarah’s greatest strength comes from losing her father to cancer at a young age. When Joe and Sarah met, their commonalities bonded them immediately. Both missing the connection with their parents and understanding each other’s experiences brought them very close. I’ve never seen two people more meant for each other. From the moment they met in college, there has been an incredible and magical bond.
When I look at both of you I can see how your experiences have led you to one another. It’s as if your parents were orchestrating this all along. Even though your parents are not here with us tonight, they are in spirit and will continue to guide you in the right direction and are so very proud of you. As we all gather here to enjoy this dinner tonight, I’d like to make a toast to Joe and Sarah.
Two souls meant to meet and fall in love. I want you to know that mom misses you hanging out at the house and she told me to tell you that you are always welcome in her home. Joe, thank you for being my friend and brother all these years.
You are the very best friend a guy could ever have and I love you so much. Sarah, Thank you for loving this great man and for taking Joe to be your husband. I know you both will take care of each other and keep the memories of your parents alive together. Now that our napkins need replacing, I’d like to thank all the staff and event coordinators for taking care of this beautiful event. Cheers to everyone, enjoy your night and if you have a chance, come find me and say hi.
Funny Best Man Speech Ladies and gentlemen if I can have your attention for a few moments, I would like to give a toast to Mark and Melissa. I was a little surprised that Mark asked me to be his best man, after all, he knows how much I love to embarrass him. I’m thinking, “what a great time to leave a lasting impression of who Mark really is” in front of all his closest friends and family.
If for some reason you did not know, Mark was chosen as the class clown in high school. He even got his picture immortalized in our class yearbook for this very title. Let me tell you, having Mark as a best friend was very entertaining! He was always laughing, pulling pranks, and sometimes getting us in trouble (I certainly won’t tell them how we barely made it out of jail because you thought streaking through the grocery store parking lot was a good dare).
We all had a bit of clowning around within us, but the one thing Mark always had over any of us was his way of making girls laugh. And I mean really laugh, not just a quick chuckle but downright laugh out loud, spit-up-your-drink kind of laugh. While we were all worried about how we looked to girls, Mark’s concern was always how to make them crack up. I remember Mark saying “how come you get all the girls and I don’t?” I never had a straight answer for him.
Looking back now though, my track record only lasted a few months and for Mark? Well, what he didn’t know was that his “clowning around” was preparing him for the show of his life.
When Mark introduced me to Melissa I knew she was special. I knew this was who Mark was going to marry. She not only has a very infectious laugh, but she gets Mark to laugh just as much. They say a marriage can’t truly survive without laughter and I don’t believe there will be a shortage of that with these two. Mark, remember when you asked me why you don’t get all the girls? Well, the answer is right there next to you.
While you were out figuring out jokes and funny one-liners, Melissa was saving up for the greatest show on earth! If anyone tells you that you’re a bunch a clowns just smile and say….who’s got the last laugh now? Let’s raise our glass to Mark and Melissa! Here’s to a lifetime of love and laughter! You are both class acts and I am proud to call you my best friends.
I love you both very much and thank you for having me here. To all who were in charge of organizing this awesome night, great job on making this wedding shine. I challenge everyone to a dance-off later tonight. Hopefully these tips will have you on your way to writing a heartfelt speech.
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