Being asked to be a Best Man at your friend’s wedding is a huge honor and responsibility. Certainly, planning the bachelor party will be the thing you enjoy the most, and delivering the best man speech may spark nerves and fear. With so many different things to handle the range of feelings and emotions can be a little like a roller coaster. And you’re not even the one getting married.
Rather than stress over your best man speech, we have put together some wonderful ideas and examples of how you can write and deliver a rockstar best man speech. And we even have several funny best man speech examples that are sure to kick your writer’s block to the curb. Ready to kill your best man speech and wow the crowd?
Love them or hate them, jokes are always at the heart of any good best man’s speech.
Whether you’re planning to give the groom a full roasting or you just want a few good one-liners to entertain the crowd, we’ve got you covered. Here are some examples of funny best man speeches.
HOW TO WRITE A BEST MAN SPEECH
Before we give you some incredible ideas on how to make your best man speech we think it’s important to know how to write a best man speech. Here are a few things to include in your best man speech.
Oh! And before you let your nerves get the best of you about public speaking, experts say it’s best to keep your best man speech short, under 5 minutes is ideal.
THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR BEST MAN SPEECH
- Share how you know the groom.
- Why they chose you as the best man (great opportunity to throw in some funnies)
- Describe the bride and groom
- Describe the groom before he met the bride. And how he has changed
- Quick story of how they met and how he shared his feelings for her with you
- If you are married, you can share advice you have received or things you have learned
- Include some amusing anecdotes that illustrate who the bride and/or groom is
- A few jabs at the groom are accepting and probably expected but don’t go overboard
These are the base for your best man speech and including them should create a great framework for a killer best man speech.
FUNNY BEST MAN TOAST EXAMPLES
THREE REASONS TO MARRY THE GROOM SPEECH INTRO
“How ya’ll doing tonight? I trust that you’re enjoying racking up the bar tab. Sorry about that, Mr. & Mrs. [brides parents name].
Everyone knows, that the best man toast is typically known for throwing out some of the most embarrassing activities from the groom’s past. Funny stories from middle school, childhood, or mentioning bad haircuts, but that’s not really my style. Instead, I’d rather explain to everyone why [Bride] has decided to marry [Groom].
There are three rather simple reasons.
Firstly, he has really great taste. After all, he did choose me as the best man. He even decided to dress the same as me today.
Secondly, when he loves, he loves hard. There ain’t anything this man wouldn’t do for me. In fact, he’s spent the past 20 years actually doing nothing for me. See what you have to look forward to [Bride]?
And finally, he is definitely a handsome fellow. Although standing here looking at him next to [Bride], you could have done a bit better, hun.”
HILARIOUS ONE-LINER ABOUT THE BRIDESMAIDS IN THIS FUNNY BEST MAN SPEECH
This first best man speech video is an example of a funny, light-hearted, the best opening line and a tad bit of a groom roast – with lots of toasts (we mean drinking). You’re going to love it!
FUNNY OPENING FOR BEST MAN SPEECH
“When Paul asked me to be his best man, stories, and superlatives starting flooding into my head. I saw this as an opportunity to talk about a hero of mine; a handsome, kind-hearted, a quite brilliant man admired by all who encounter him. But when I showed the speech to my wife, she tore it up and told me the idea of a best man speech was to focus on the groom, not myself.”
FUNNY BEST MAN SPEECH WITH THE BEST OPENING LINE
If you are a guy with a dry sense of humor you will love this best man toast. It is a combination of lifelong experiences from a brother’s perspective and some gentle jabs at both the bride and groom. Overall funny and unexpected at times.
HILARIOUS BROTHER/BEST MAN TOAST, OR SHOULD WE SAY ROAST
This best man speech is delivered by the groom’s younger brother and is funny from beginning to end. A great way to share funny quirks and stories but still keep it tasteful and loving.