How to Write the Best Man Speech

A best man speech is a speech given by the best man at a wedding reception, typically after the wedding ceremony. The purpose of the speech is to honour the couple, share stories and memories, and offer congratulations and well wishes for the future. 

Here are some tips for delivering a great best man speech: 

  1. Start by thanking the wedding party and guests for attending the wedding. 

  1. Share a few personal stories or memories about the groom. Keep the stories light-hearted and appropriate for all audiences. 

  1. Offer congratulations to the couple and well wishes for their future together. 

  1. Use humour appropriately but avoid telling jokes or stories that may be inappropriate or offensive. 

  1. Keep the speech brief and to the point. Aim for a speech that is 5-10 minutes long. 

  1. Practice your speech beforehand to ensure that you are comfortable and confident when delivering it. 

  1. Use proper etiquette and avoid making inappropriate or offensive comments or jokes. 

By following these tips, you can deliver a great best man speech that honours the couple and helps celebrate their special day.