A wedding involves a lot of careful planning and expense. There are many things to arrange and people find them very stressful. But when the big day becomes close nothing becomes any more stressful than preparing your wedding speech. The bride’s father, the groom and the best man will all have to deliver a speech after the wedding. It is usually carried out at the reception and after the meals. The bride’s father will usually thank everyone for coming and welcome the groom into the family. The groom will then do his speech saying how he is so fortunate to have married the bride and joined into such a caring family. The best man’s speech is one which usually causes the most fear. He must include various humour as well as seriousness in his speech. The problem he has is that his sense of humour may not be the same as the other people in the room and he must try to be very careful with the jokes he chooses.
This goes the same way if he chooses to bring up something from the groom’s past as many best men do. Either an ex-girlfriend or drunken stunt is usually mentioned by the best man. But he must be very careful not to offend anyone and of course not to get the groom in too much trouble with his new wife. So getting the balance just right is a very worrying thing for the best man. The length of the speech really depends on how much you want to include. It shouldn’t be too short so people don’t remember it but on the same token it shouldn’t go on forever and be very boring to the people listening. You should try to aim for about five minutes. This should give you enough time to include all the important things as well as some humour.
The main things you need to include are to thank the groom for allowing you to be his best man. You must also thank the bridesmaids and pageboys for doing a great job. As long as you include these main points then you can work the funny parts of your speech around this. Although your wedding speech is very important, you really shouldn’t worry about it too much as it’ll make you even more nervous on the big day.