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Best Man Speech #1 (Funny)
Everyone – please raise your glasses and join me in toasting Joanna and Kevin. As I begin this wedding speech one of the first thoughts that come to mind is… if I’m the best man… than why is Joanna getting married to Kevin? (Pause when people laugh) I guess because today, I am just an average man and Kevin is the best man. (pause) In my extensive research to find out how to deliver a great best man speech, I learned that I am expected to sing the praises of the groom and tell you what a wonderful guy Kevin is. Unfortunately, I’m a bad singer and a bad liar. (Pause when people laugh) Kevin… Joanna is a wonderful, beautiful, kind and good hearted person who deserves a great husband. Thank goodness you snapped her up before she found one. (Pause when people laugh) All kidding aside – I’m honored to be here today… I love you both and wish you many years of happy marriage. Cheers!
Best Man Speech #2
Ladies and gentlemen. It takes a strong and intelligent man to realize his dreams and achieve his goals in life and love. A man that is not afraid to live life to its fullest and embrace what is truly important. But enough about me… I’m here to talk about John and Katherine. Two people who have come together today to form a union that will surely last forever. [raise your glass and face the bride] Katherine… you look absolutely beautiful. John is lucky to have found such a wonderful gal to share his life with. John is my best friend and I’m honored that he chose me to be his best man on this most important day in your lives. I wish you both peace and happiness in your new life together and may God bless your union.
Best Man Speech #3
Ladies and gentleman. I met John in 1990. We have been friends for over 17 years. In that time, he has proven himself to be not only a great friend, but a truly good man as well. I value my friendship with John and I look forward to having the same great friendship with his lovely new bride Katherine. I know one important thing about Katherine. She has made John happier then I have ever seen him. Today is a day of joy and happiness for all of us. But it is not just a day… it’s the very special beginning of a new life between John and Katherine. I wish you both health and happiness and may God bless your marriage.
Best Man Speech #4
To my friends – old and new. It’s an honor for me to be here… to celebrate this very special day for John and Katherine. Dale Carnegie once said: “Don’t ask a man what is important to him. Watch how he spends his time.” I’ve watched John spend his time, and I can see what’s important to him. It’s Katherine. She has made John a happy man… a man with a new focus… a man with a new appreciation for love and life. I’ve known John and Katherine for 8 years and I can honestly say that they are perfect for one another. They were both fantastic people when they met. Now as a team, they will embark on a new adventure together as man and wife. John and Katherine [raise glass) I toast you, and wish you both peace, health and happiness.
Best Man Speech #5
John & Katherine - I stand here today to toast you. To celebrate your new union together. You have now become part of the most important team. Team McDonald [bride & groom's last name]. All your joys will now be magnified by two because you can share them together. All your trials and tribulations have now been halved – because you can now solve them together. In marriage, you promise to care about everything. The good things, the bad things and the mundane. You promise to each other that life will not go unwitnessed, because you will witness it with each other. John & Katherine…this is just the beginning. The best is yet to come.
Best Man Speech #6
John & Katherine. The truest meaning of marriage is the magic of being needed by just one person. The two of you have come together to share your lives and realize your dreams. Today you are husband and wife. This is day one of a great adventure and I’m honored to be able to share it with you. Remember that great opportunities to help each other seldom come… but small ones will surround you everyday. I toast you… and wish you a long marriage filled with love and above all, laughter.
Best Man Speech #7
Karen & Jim – every great relationship starts with rings. In the beginning, the phone would ring and the just the thought of speaking to one another was exciting. Your love grew and so did your commitment to each other. The engagement ring soon came after. There were no doubts… your love was true. The engagement ring has now turned into a wedding ring and we are all here today to celebrate your marriage. Now of course… the suffer-ring begins. (smile and raise your glass) Peace and happiness to the new bride and groom!
Best Man Speech #8
Bill & Mary – What a great day to get married! Marriage carries new responsibilities. Mary – from now on, you should never argue or disagree with Bill, because he is now the head of the family and the king of his castle. You will be expected to keep your hair and makeup perfect at all times – to dress in a way that pleases Bill. You should cook his favorite meals every night and encourage him to go out with his friends on a regular basis. Do these simple things and your marriage will be blessed with many years of happiness. Mary – I know that Bill loves you very much… because he spent a long time writing this speech for me. Congratulations to the both of you!
Keep your speech as short as possible. Talk about the bride and groom, not yourself.
If you have a story that compliments the bride or groom then by all means include it in your speech.
If you like the bride or groom’s parents and know why, then mention it – but keep it short.
If the bride looks stunning or beautiful then mention it – but don’t say: “You look beautiful today” Saying “today” implies that she does not normally look beautiful.
Avoid telling stories about you and the groom going drinking or partying.
Never mention the brides body in any way. Whether she is large, skinny or otherwise do not mention weight. Never make comments on the bride’s anatomy such as cleavage or legs or anything that may be considered a sexual reference.
If the bride is pregnant – do not mention it.
Never mention past relationships of the bride or groom in your speech.
Avoid telling too many jokes. Although you may think something is funny, chances are there will be dozens of people that did not think it was amusing.
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