How to make a great best man’s wedding speech

Moving on from my earlier articles on wedding speeches – a general overview, plus some tips for the father of the bride (or whoever performs this role) – let’s now take a look at some ideas and guidance for the best man’s speech.

What are the best man’s “must haves?”

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Whether, as best man, you make your speech funny or not depends on you – your personality, and your own style.

He thanks the bridegroom for his speech and – on behalf of the bridal attendants – for his toast. He talks about the groom, and his relationship with him. He then reads out any telemessages and cards that have accumulated, and ends by proposing a toast to the bride and groom.

The following is how your best man’s speech can work out – and it would also make a sensible running order for you to use.

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