Best Man

Latest Speech Guides

Below, we've got tips and advice for crafting your content, maximising your ideas and delivering your speech. Our guides have been created to help you get the most out of every line. You'll find practical step-by-step direction on every aspect of the best man speech.

PIPPA MIDDLETON WEDDING - BEST MAN SPEECH

Lewd best man speech jokes at a high profile wedding

May 2017

WHEN YOUR BEST MAN IS YOUR TWIN

Using twin-status to provide the basis for best man speech jokes

May 2017

POKING FUN AT WEDDING DAY FINERY

Poking fun at your wedding day outfit is a way to lighten the tone

February 2017

ROASTED GROOM WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS

Funny is good, but cruel is bad… and the other rules of a comedy roast

January 2017

CHRISTMAS BEST MAN SPEECH HUMOUR

How to add a festive and seasonal twist to your best man speech

December 2016

WRAP UP WITH A WEDDING GIFT!

Using the wedding gifts as the hook for best man speech jokes

November 2016

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Raising a smile at the expense of family members in a wedding speech

October 2016

FAMOUS FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES

Balancing in-jokes with more general gags and observations

September 2016

OVERCOMING WEDDING SPEECH WRITERS BLOCK

A guide to creating touching and amusing best man speech ideas when faced with an empty sheet of paper

August 2016

THEMED WEDDING SPEECHES - HOW TO DO THEM PROPERLY

Giving your wedding speech an overarching without overdoing it

July 2016

USHERS - THE PERFECT WEDDING SPEECH FALL GUYS

Wedding ushers are great fodder for fun wedding speech material

June 2016

A BEST MAN SPEECH FOR BROTHERS

Suggestions to create a brother's best man speech that pulls no punches

May 2016

WEDDING SPEECH VERBAL HUMOUR

Expert guide to the various different ways of conveying verbal humour

April 2016

Writing your Best Man speech - a special guide for BROTHERS of the groom

If you're the groom's brother people will expect a little light-hearted teasing. Learn how to bring the house down

Show Me The Funny - Using Humour To Your Advantage

Some things work, some things don't. Learn which things are what things

Creating A Compelling Opening Line

If you're stuck before you've started, this should get the wheels turning for you

Introducing Yourself - Best Man Speech Style

A well-crafted explanation of who you are is a critical part of building rapport with the audience

Building Up To The Character Assassination

See how to get the audience on side and rooting for you

Planning The Assault

If you're already brimming with ideas, this will turn them into real wedding speech material

Weaving In Compliments

Learn how to include at least one genuinely nice thing about the groom

Finishing On A High

Lean how to tailor an ending for both the audience and newlyweds

The Art of Best Man Speech Story-Telling

Hone your storytelling skills with these vital tips

Best Man Speech Rules

The list of Do's and Don'ts every best man should adhere to

Unleash Your Inner Stand-Up

The audience expect you to make them laugh. Stick to this simple guide and you'll have them rolling in the isles

Best Man's Speeches - The Top 10 Mistakes

Speaking too quickly, milking it, reciting long anecdotes - pay close attention to keep out of trouble

Grit Your Teeth And Bare Your Heart

Learn how to convey the bond you share with the groom

Controlling Speech Nerves

It's normal to be nervous. Here are eight things you can do to help take the pressure off

Writing Topical Best Man Speech Icebreakers

See how to create last-minute topical additions to your speech

BEST MAN-UP!

What are the acceptable subjects for a best man who wants to roast the groom?

SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED, PINK

Appropriate material for a same sex wedding speech

VIVE LA RESOLUTION

Tailor-made New Year's Resolutions for the Best Man

And You Can Quote Me ...

See how careful use of quotations can add much to your best man's speech

On This Day - Best Man Jokes

Information for crafting 'on this day in history' wedding speech jokes

Musical Wedding Speeches

Listen to a discussion on BBC Radio Scotland on the topic of the musical wedding speech