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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Who has been a Bestman before?

I was wondering if anyone has any good idea's or tips for the
speech I have to give. I have written most of the speech. I just don't
know If I am ready yet. This is one time I wish I could of just passed the
speech on to someone else.

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Re: Who has been a Bestman before?

I'm a DJ, so I hear a lot of good/bad speeches from Maid's of Honor and Bestmen. Tips??

Most guys bring up a favorite memory of the two of you. They talk about the groom's character. They talk about how lucky they are to land such a great woman, blah, blah. Any specifics your looking for?


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Re: Who has been a Bestman before?

Simple basics:

Say something nice/funny about the groom, say something nice about the bride, say something nice about them together.

Don't forget to say "cheers" or something to that effect at the end, most people seem to forget to close it out properly.


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lol dont bring up any memories of past college parties or college life, like for example how the groom was real toasted and slept with 3 different girls one night and two of which were sisters lol, and try to not call the bride a slut or insult here in any non-direct way, it happened at a wedding i attended and it wasn't very pretty thereafter lol


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Wow. Someone really called the bride a slut? That must have been some wedding. I just feel my speech isn't the best.
I feel like I'm missing something. I start off by saying that it's an honor to be part of my buddy's wedding day.
After that I talk about how they met, Since I kind of hooked them up. I mention how his wife helps him stay on the right track.
Then I close the speech by say a toast to the bride and groom. What do you guys think? I really hate giving speeches. :?

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Re: Who has been a Bestman before?

Sounds good already so no worries. Keep it short and personal and heartfelt. since u kinda hooked them up, make a joke that it's time for them to return the 'favour'.


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Re: Who has been a Bestman before?

I was a best man for my step father when he married my mom. Its really no big deal to get up and give a speech, just keep it short if you are not good at public speaking...if I can do it when I was 14 I am sure you can now. Honestly going by what you got now it sounds like a pretty terrible speech. Try not to give a cookie cutter speech like you got planned out, and don't mention anything about how she keeps him on track.

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Our bestman had nothing planned. No speech or anything. He just went up there and said what was in his heart. And it was very nice. Actually sort of embarrassing for him....telling a silly story from when we all first met.

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Re: Who has been a Bestman before?

Leave the long speechs for the father of the bride or the maid of honor (better yet, pray they don't happen at all). Unless you are truely gifted at speech giving or really think you have an awsome speech keep it to a minute or less. If you think it might be longer try running it by one of the other groomsman to see what they think.

As was mentioned talk about the groom, in fact it is even okay if more then half the speech is about them, it is asumed that you know the groom better then the bride (especially if the groom is a brother or cousin). DO NOT FORGET TO TALK ABOUT THE BRIDE and the bride and groom as a couple though, and make it more then a scentence.

Often times start with talking about the groom. Maybe a quick funny story about them, but don't make it anything that is crass or could be really embaressing...that is what bachelor parties are for, NOT wedding receptions. Maybe talk about how great of a guy the groom is and why you think it (because you have been best buds since the begining of time and he has always been there for you or whatever).

Then talk about the bride who wonderful you think she is. Then maybe a quick story about how they met or something like that and just close by saying how wonderful you think the two of them are together and the many long and joyous years they have together...oh and how much you hope you won't have to be your friend/brother's best man ever again (I am joking about the last part, for the love of God don't say that part).
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Re: Who has been a Bestman before?

Thanks for all the info. I feel less worried about this now than I did.

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