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Best Man Speeches - What You Can Do To Ensure a Great Wedding Speech

Updated on May 3, 2011

Have you been to weddings before and had to sit through horrible best man speeches?  You know when you hear that speech that makes you want to get a pillow and go to bed because its so boring.  Or even worse when the guy giving the best man speeches is completely clueless and he has no idea that he has offended the entire wedding party with his poor choice of words and crude language.

Well this happens all the time because of the fact that people giving these best man speeches probably did not take any time to think about how their words would impact the audience.  The most common cause of poor best man speeches is trying to just throw some words together on the spot and believing that you will sound like a professional public speaker after you've had five drinks.

Wouldn't you love to make the entire wedding party laugh with hilarious Best Man Speeches?

Best Man Speeches websites are good places for more tips on writing funny wedding speeches.

Writing a Good Speech Takes Careful Planning

Anyway none of this is a good idea and if these guys would have known as you are about to find out, writing best man speeches takes some work and a lot of practice.  It is good that you are taking the time to prepare for the best man speeches in advance and that you are willing to learn how to write quality best man speeches.  Here are some tips to help you get started.

We've already covered practice and planning so the next tip is the content.  Jokes in best man speeches are not all bad.  You can include a few jokes as long as they are tasteful and don't go too far with making fun of anyone.  You should balance out jokes with a little bit of seriousness by wishing the bride and groom a happy life together and also to let them know how much you care about them and are happy to have them in your life.

Also talk about how beautiful the wedding turned out in order to pay complements to those that put so much time into planning the event and also make sure that you thank the groom for choosing you as his best man.  You are in a great position of honor because it is a big deal for the groom to select you as a best man and you need to show how humble you are for that to have happened.

Giving a Toast to the Bride and Groom

The last thing that you can do to close out your wedding speech is to give a toast to the bride and groom. This is a great way to end any wedding speech and the best man's speech is no exception to this. Make the toast to a happy life for a bride and groom or something similar.

If you balance out the tone of the best man speeches between seriousness, fun and gratitude you are sure to deliver a great wedding speech. Just make sure to keep it brief at about 5 minutes long and you will be sure to have a winner. If you follow the tips from this article for giving best man speeches you won't end up looking foolish like those other guys that you've seen at other weddings.

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