One of the most important days in a person’s life is the day of their wedding, and if you are asked to be the best man for your brother’s wedding, it’s a pretty important day for you too. It’s great when your brother asks you to be his best man. Other than planning the whole bachelor party or practising your dance moves, you have an essential job to perform: giving the best man’s speech.
This article is here to help you curate a short and sweet best man speech. Let’s get cracking!
Structure For The Best Man Speech
Here is how you can write an immaculate, heart-touching speech:
1. Introduce Yourself
Everyone might already know that you are the groom’s brother, but a few might still not. So, introduce yourself. Also, add a captivating opening line that can be simple or funny. Here are some examples –
I’m Paul, John’s best man and also his younger brother. I think it says a lot about a person when he chooses his brother to be his best man… Mostly, of course, it means: “I don’t have friends!”
It is an honour to be John’s best man here today. Following the brotherly traditions, I would like to say a few things for my brother…
2. Mention Your Parents And The Bride
It would be lovely if you included your parents in the speech; after all, you are brothers with the same parents. Also, mention the bride so that she feels belonged.
Add something sweet or spice things up but do not go overboard:
…He always had my back. I was sixteen when John found me smoking in the backyard. He ensured that our parents did not find out. One time when mum asked, “What’s that smell?” John instantly blurted, “Ah! uh well, that is my Biology experiment.” and mum asked, “Your experiment involves cigarettes?” John gave her a serious look and replied, “Well, yes. I was checking if they can actually cause cancer.” Poor fella tried his best but forgot that he was sitting with mum when that happened. Busted!
…I don’t think anyone is as happy as our parents to see my brother get married. They’ve been a fantastic role model for both of us, and they’re the true example of what true love looks like. What we are today is because of them. The four of us are happy together. The only person that was missing until now was Elizabeth. We are so happy that you are a part of our family now.
3. Crack Some Jokes
Cracking a witty, brilliant joke can leavebrother’s bursting with laughter and joy. Pull your brother’s leg, and anyone’sr creativity. Ensure the joke does not hurt anyone’s sentiment. Know your audience well before you say it. Here are some jokes you can use or come up with your own:
A recent analysis has revealed that 68% of individuals in the US are addicted to puzzles – which suggests that two-thirds of you must be trying to understand what on earth Elizabeth sees in John.
We all know Elizabeth is a remarkable woman who deserves the perfect man. Too bad you do not always get what you deserve.
I do have to say, though, John, just how blessed you are. You will leave here today with a wife who is warm, caring, and loving. And Elizabeth, how lucky you are as well. You leave here today having gained a beautiful dress and a fabulous bouquet of flowers.
4. End On A Good Note
End your speech with a light and lovely line for your brotheDon’t his bride. It must be sweet and heartwarming. Don’t force it but keep the ending original and show how your brother means the world to you.
Check out some ideas for your wedding toast here.
Short Sample Speech
“Good Evening, Everyone. I am [your name]. For those who don’t know me, I am the groom’s brother and his best man. When I was 6, I asked my mother to get me a pet; instead, they got me a brother. But seriously, when we were kids, [the groom] would always follow me around like a lost puppy and sneak into my room to steal my Xbox DVDs. We grew up fighting over who gets to play.
I can’t emphasize enough how grateful I am to watch you grow into a kind-hearted soul and the most lovable human being. You are the best brother anyone could have. [Bride], you and my brother are perfect together and radiate so much warmth and love. I feel the luckiest today that now I have a sister! So glad that I didn’t get a puppy that day.
I love you, little brother. Let us raise our glasses to the beautiful couple and wish them all the happiness and joy of a lifetime together.”
- Keep it short; nobody likes long speeches.
- Start with an attention-catching opening line. Don’t make everything about yourself. Focus on the bride and the groom.
- You can tease your brother for some light comedy. Do not go overboard or hurt someone’s sentiments.
- Pen it down on paper.
- If you are nervous, practice in front of the mirror while looking at yourself. If possible, record yourself giving the speech.
So, make it fun, make it heartwarming and stay positive. Fill the room with joy, and above all, have fun!
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