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Best Man Speech!

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Best man at my brothers wedding in two weeks time. Just putting a speech together now. Just wondering if anyone could post some jokes or points to add to a speech. Never done this before, or even saw it been done!! (not since i was 3/4!)

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Think a speech should be your own BUT good luck - When I got married I had to let my best man off with doing a speech as he was nearly having an heart attack.

Failing that try http://www.thebestmanspeech.com/?gclid=CObi5cLE25MCFQpLQwodRk08Zw
#2
cheers. Been looking about and got quite a few ideas going. Just got to make sure they suit this wedding and thebride and groom!

How long do these usually last? i am probably thinking 3-5 minutes as my brother isn't a big speaker, and neither is the brides father so don't want to make it too long.
#3
http://www.thebestmanspeech.com

but my advice would be to say what you feel rather than what you think people expect you to say. good luck.
#4
length is probably about right - main pointers are a couple of jokes, thanks and a toast.

If you are Ok with public speaking you will be fine.
#5
A man walks in to B&Q and asks "can i order 1,250 bricks please,
"certainly" the assistant replies "follow me"
so as he walks down the ilsle she turns and says "thats alot of bricks you building an house"
"no" says the the guy "I'm building a barbecue"
the assistant replies "A barbecue? why do you need 1,250 bricks for a barbecue?"
"Because a live on the 7th floor."
#6
How about, i'd like to say "thanks for coming, but i'd be lying, see ya" ??? Lol only jesting, good luck matey
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Make the jokes as personal as possible. It's your chance to have a few laughs at him, tongue-in-cheek!

Maybe there's an amusing story from when the groom was young, when he met, during the relationship. Something funny, but that's not going to get anyone into any trouble at all. Maybe even ask some of his friends for suggestions if you can, or obviously other people in the family, but try not to give away too much about your speech.

After you've had a pop at the groom, which is always fun, try to turn it around a little bit... it wouldn't hurt to have a big funny story and loads of little jokes then quickly turn it around and look towards the future, offering a more sentimental view. The best speech would be the one that gets people laughing at the beginning and close to tears at the end.

As I say, make it personal. Those sites are good for ideas, but I wouldn't advise anyone to ever use the jokes on them. Most are really poor, and this is an occassion where you should really be making jokes about the groom rather than weddings in general, etc.

Good luck!!
#8
duckmagicuk2
Make the jokes as personal as possible. It's your chance to have a few laughs at him, tongue-in-cheek!

Maybe there's an amusing story from when the groom was young, when he met, during the relationship. Something funny, but that's not going to get anyone into any trouble at all. Maybe even ask some of his friends for suggestions if you can, or obviously other people in the family, but try not to give away too much about your speech.

After you've had a pop at the groom, which is always fun, try to turn it around a little bit... it wouldn't hurt to have a big funny story and loads of little jokes then quickly turn it around and look towards the future, offering a more sentimental view. The best speech would be the one that gets people laughing at the beginning and close to tears at the end.

As I say, make it personal. Those sites are good for ideas, but I wouldn't advise anyone to ever use the jokes on them. Most are really poor, and this is an occassion where you should really be making jokes about the groom rather than weddings in general, etc.

Good luck!!

I second this - awesome advice!!!
#9
enjoy it... i was dreading it when I was asked:w00t:,, but you need a few drinks before, and some for during as you will find you 'dry' up ! :thumbsup:

if you need 'notes' when you do the speech make sure you use a font that you can read when youv'e had a few ! also big enough to read off, when placed on the table in front of you!

try and gauge the 'guests' prior and then you can edit your speech accordingly.
good luck
#10
just get really drunk and talk about anything at all the first thing that comes into your head
#11
andyc240
just get really drunk and talk about anything at all the first thing that comes into your head


Really good advice :whistling:
#12
Cheers for the advice so far (on the whole :-p), especially duckmagicuk2. Thanks!

Quite confident at speaking once i get in to it. I think it's just getting the right balance on the types of jokes to pop in there really!
#13
think o a woman like you think o a good bar.....


liquor at the front and poker at the rear........boom boom.....lol
#14
Just be yourself and try to add some funny stories etc from your shared past, try and keep things personnal and not too embrassing!

Good luck and please let us know how you get on :thumbsup:
#15
you can be a little bit riské if you think people will find it funny - obviuosly keep the humour clean, expecially if there are kids and elderly people there, but definately no swearing.

it all depends on the bride and groom's sense of humour - something like "groom met bride when they were at school, but she was called Brian then" always gets a chuckle (at least at the last 7 weddings i've been to!)


i wouldn't worry too much about the content, as long as you mention how lovely the bride looks, thank the bridesmaids and complement them too. mention any recently departed and anybody who couldn't be there at the start, a story of two about when your brother was a kid, silly things he did, things he was in to (power rangers, barbie etc etc).

the main thing is to be relaxed and to know your speech off by heart - nothing is better than a best man's speech that sounds natural and confident (have some notes on little cards to refer back to). on the flip side, nothing sounds worse and more awkward than a speech that is robotic and monotone - this will make the "audience" feel awkward too. just chill, don't get drunk beforehand, and keep smiling, looking people in the eye when you talk.

good luck mate!
#16
A good one my mate came out with was as follows...

"I hope -insert names here- have a great time in North Wales. I presume that's where the honeymoon is, as when I asked -groom- what he was planning after the wedding, he said he was going to Bangor for a few days"
#17
I made them laugh at the start of the speech with the line saying that i had been told a good speech should be like a ladies dress, short enough to be interesting , yet contain enough material to cover the essentials :) it relaxed me and got the room on my side.
After that make some remarks about the bride +groom the witter the better and don't
forget to thank the bridesmaids!!!
GOOD LUCK:thumbsup:
#18
Thanks for everyones help. Wedding was week gone Saturday. All went very well, extremely nice day, and the speech went really well too. Got plenty of laughs and also made it very sentimental etc. Went down very well! :-)

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