It’s a great honor for someone to be asked to be the best man in the wedding of a close friend. However, almost every guy is afraid to take on the role! Why is it so? This is because there is fear of that duty of a best man to get up and speak in front of a large crowd a beautifully crafted best man speech before toasting the bride and groom. A lot of pressure is given to the individual who has accepted the role. There is the pressure of not messing up the couple’s big day and all but when you look at it on the point of view of a good friend being asked a big favor (and a great honor of taking on the best man role), it really is an easy task.
A lot of creativity is required when writing a really good best man speech. It also asks for a little patience, a bit of hard work and a bit of ingenuity on the individual.
So someone thought you would make a good best man for his wedding then have faith in yourself and in your ability to be able to say words that would wish them all the best in their married life!
Here are a few tips that would guide you in writing the ideal best man speech for your favorite couple.
Begin by putting down on paper and ink freely what you know about the bride and group and how you get along with them, rather, your relationship with them.
An example of a guide question to consider is: how well do you know the couple? There are still other questions to guide you in freely composing your speech.
When this is done, you are now ready to unify those ideas to one entertaining and heartfelt best man speech!
Begin the speech by introducing yourself in a gentlemanly manner. You don’t really have to write this down but keep it in mind that you have to be classy and respectful in interrupting what is supposed to be a fine evening of dining and joyous celebrating. Then if you still have trouble getting the attention of others in the table or the reception venue, then you can throw in quick jokes to entertain the people—of course it has to have something to do with marriage. Before you delve deeper into your speech, remember to thank those who contributed in making the event a success.
The middle of your speech is where the things you’ve noted come into play. You can narrate funny (and not humiliating) stories about the groom or then give your insights on marriages and love or tell the story of how the groom and the bride met and fell in love. Do not leave out the bride’s side of the story even though you know much more about the groom. Make sure that you balance them out by the end of your heartfelt speech.
Cap your best man speech with the toast, be it in the form of a wish or a blessing for the couple.