Grooms and best mans speech at wedding in Caer Llan

How to give a perfect best mans speech

Jitters,butterflies what about panicking? Does this sound like the feelings you’re experiencing while you think and prepare for your best mans speech? Don’t panic, it will be all good, whatever you do don’t panic! Here’s a step by step guide on planning and writing your perfect toast to the newly crowned married couple…


The 10 tips to win your way to the best mans speech ever!

1 – It’s important that your mind set is in the right place(pssssstttt – best mans speech contains light hearted fun jokes and laughs), it’s not the monthly meeting with the board members, it’s a social event in front of lots of friend and family in a relaxed & casual atmosphere.


2 – Prepare, plan ahead and rehearse your best mans speech and know what you have to say, don’t be that guy to give an impromptu speech slurring, mumbling and wishing your life away very quickly. Get ahead of yourself and recall vital parts of your bond with each other, write jokes, heck why not write a poem, that’s sure to go down well!


3 – There are thousands of YouTube videos, advice and books full of idea’s, inspiration and relief of disaster wedding speeches, hearing their reactions can give you a firm bench mark of what works well and what doesn’t.. but don’t forget to tailor it to your groom’s wedding!


4 – Break it down…

1 – Introductions and Ice breakers

2 – Anecdote & Praises

3 – Congratulations

4 – Toasting the couple


5 – Everyone Likes humor and that’s no exception for weddings! Try to drop in some one liners, maybe a funny slideshow, it should break the ice and take the pressure off you for a few moments. Funny stories are sure to go down a storm with the bride and groom!


6 – Keep your speech shot and sweet, quality than quantity and all that! Don’t overdue it, no more than 5-10 minutes or the guests will be eyeing up the exit!


7 – Don’t forget the bride! The best man speech is completely aimed at humoring the groom but be sure to pay a little gesture to the beautiful bride sat next to the very person your aiming your jokes at!


8 – Don’t drink too much, a little Dutch courage is ok, but you don’t want to embarrass yourself by falling over or begin… yeah, let’s leave that thought there, You can drink all the beers after just not before, concentration and the right moment is key if you want your punch line to go down well with lots of laughter!


9 – Practice your speech, find a quiet spot at the local park or beach and practice saying your speech out loud, you will become more natural on the day rather than slightly wooden and having to revisiting your notes every other word.


10 – Relax and have a beer once it’s over, you won’t have to even pull your wallet out as everyone will be wanting to buy you a beverage for smashing it!



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There are plenty of websites available, I highly recommend TheBestManSpeech Full of ideas, advice, inspiration and there is a fantastic tool to really tailor your speech to truly blow away the guests and hit a home run!

Best of luck!

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