Best mans speeches

Doing one of sunday - :grimacing:

not really used to public speaking tbh

got any tips?

coming in at about 5 mins - sounds about right?

Good luck Budgie, always a sympathetic crowd, you’ll be fine

3 Likes

Are you going to do the joke?

2 Likes

Even the cake is crying!

15 Likes

Do have a couple of drinks beforehand

Do not have loads of drinks beforehand

9 Likes

Probably just wing it tbh, I’m sure it will be fine.

5 mins sounds good.

My opener was to get everyone standing up with their hands together above their heads. I took a few photos then got everyone to sit back down. Told them it was photographic proof I got a standing ovation. That went down pretty well.

40 Likes

its not big on jokes - it’s more wry really

It might be a good chance to speak about a cause you’re passionate about.

12 Likes

i am not doing that

2 Likes

Oh man, imagine going full ‘people’s vote’ in a speech at a wedding :confounded:

12 Likes

Do it improv style, ask for a location from the crowd, then an object and then a character and deliver the speech that way.

7 Likes

I’ve got one next year for my best friend (groom). Weighing up whether to mention the fact me and the bride once had a snog against a tree 8 years ago. It might get a laugh, but could well backfire.

8 Likes

is this supposed to be in the brexit thread?

Aye alright, maybe stay away from jokes.

2 Likes

I think if I ever had to do a best man’s speech (which I’m confident won’t happen) I would try and create a really awkward uncomfortable atmosphere on accounts of how poor and bumbling my delivery and content would be and hope that there was some level of cringe humour inherent in that.

2 Likes

It sounds like a really nice romantic memory. I think it would good to mention.

2 Likes

It’s been an emotional day. Even the cake’s in tyres!

I wouldn’t be able to breath.