Writing a Best Man Speech - What You Should Know and How to Do it Right


by James Nardel - Date: 2008-06-18 - Word Count: 530 Share This!

Oh man, I have been there before. I am certainly not one of those kinds of guys that wanted to step up to the plate and deliver a speech to the huge crowd at my brothers wedding. However, I wanted to try to lighten the mood with my speech. I find them nice only when they are informative and rarely any "hidden meanings" within them. So, I tried to accomplish this as well with my own speech. I would highly recommend the same route to others.

Let's face it. The married couple probably invited as many people as they could so that they could receive all the items that they wanted for their new house. So, you now that you know there are going to be people there that may have never met you, you should start with a little introduction about yourself. This is mainly for the people that are not brothers, and perhaps even if you are, you should introduce yourself as such. Things like how long you have known him or how you guys originally met would be great ones.

The next thing can be something to draw people in. A couple of humorous and short stories about the groom will bring people in and not make it feel quite so sappy as it might if you went straight to how much the groom means to you. But try to avoid things like, "I remember watching Tom chase girls around the pool table at the bars a few years back."

Last, but certainly not least, you should end it with something sappy. Everyone will probably start to tear about this time, particularly the mother of the groom. But it is fine; you should tell them how the relationship has changed him. How they are perfect for one another. Talk about their relationship in general and perhaps their future plans.

In the end, try to keep it short. Keep your stories directly to the point. And do not hesitate writing your Best Man Speech down and reading it. It is better than trying to memorize it or getting stage fright and completely forgetting what you wanted to say.The next thing can be something to draw people in. A couple of humorous and short stories about the groom will bring people in and not make it feel quite so sappy as it might if you went straight to how much the groom means to you. But try to avoid things like, "I remember watching Tom chase girls around the pool table at the bars a few years back."

Last, but certainly not least, you should end it with something sappy. Everyone will probably start to tear about this time, particularly the mother of the groom. But it is fine; you should tell them how the relationship has changed him. How they are perfect for one another. Talk about their relationship in general and perhaps their future plans.

In the end, try to keep it short. Keep your stories directly to the point. And do not hesitate writing your Best Man Speech down and reading it. It is better than trying to memorize it or getting stage fright and completely forgetting what you wanted to say.


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