How to write a best man's speech

When it comes to giving a best man speech, there are no hard and fast rules. However, there are a few things you can do to make sure your speech is memorable, funny, and heartfelt. Read on for our  top tips on How to write a best man’s speech.


Start by making notes

We think a great way of starting any speech is to brainstorm some ideas and make lots of notes.

To start, think about what makes the groom special to you. What are some of your favourite memories together? What will make him a great husband? Maybe think of some embarrassing but not too outrageous moments that other people might not know about. Use these anecdotes and reflections to craft your speech.


How to write a best man's speech - write some notes

Personal touches

Next, consider adding a personal touch. Perhaps you have a funny story about the first time you met the groom or when he proposed. These kinds of stories will help add levity to your speech and get everyone laughing.

An idea that is a bit different that can make a speech interesting is something we like to call “On this day”. With a little research you can find a lot of information about various big event, birth days of famous people etc that have taken place on the same day as your best friend’s wedding throughout history. These can be wound together into some sort of joke. 



There are some classic best-man jokes, that are overused and stopped being funny about 15 years ago, steer clear of them and try something personal to the groom. Everyone has heard the same old jokes time and time again, like: “even the cake was in tiers” and it is very obvious if you have copied a joke.


Good starting points for writing these jokes:


  1. Exaggeration of characteristics and mannerisms. (Tightness, not being able to handle his drink etc.)
  2. Embarrassing photos of the groom growing up.
  3. Embarrassing moments in the grooms life.


Ending the speech

Finally, end your speech with a sincere toast to the happy couple. Wishing them all the love and happiness in the world is a beautiful way to finish off your best man speech. Best of luck!

Congratulate them on finding each other and express how lucky you feel to have them in your life.


By following these tips, you can write a best man speech that is sure to be a hit at the wedding.

Best of luck!

How to write a best man's speech - raising a toast

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