Follow our best man speech template to structure your speech and you’ll soon be on your way to delivering an awesome best man speech!
Introduction – It’s tempting to go straight in with a killer opening line, but first things first – don’t forget to introduce yourself to your fellow wedding guests and how you came to be best friends with the groom.
Formalities – Thank the bride and groom on behalf of the wider wedding party for any gifts received.
The bride – Before launching into the embarrassing stories and one liners, don’t forget to mention the reason why your best friend is here today – the bride!
The groom – Formalities complete, now’s the time to get down to business and get the guests laughing with those best man speech jokes you’ve been planning for months!
From the heart – A fantastic speech includes light and shade – you can get away with crude jokes (not too crude mind you!) and THAT funny story as long as you also include some words from the heart about the bride and groom on their wedding day, in particular what makes the groom a great guy and a great friend.
Postman – Traditionally, the best man speech is the time for any messages to be read out from absent friends and family who haven’t been able to make it to your friend’s wedding.
Toast – The best man toast – wish your fellow wedding guests a good evening and raise a toast to the bride and groom on their wedding day.
And finally – Breathe a sigh of relief. You’re done – all the wedding speeches are over – and it’s time to hit the dance floor!