The crucial part of the best man duties- the toast and words to flatter the bride and groom

You’re hired as best man! How flattering does this sound it implies a lot of responsibilities. But nothing compares with everyone’s expectations and mostly important the couple’s expectation for the toast and speech time. Even though comes from the groom’s side the best man should speak about them two as a couple. And it’s not easy at all to successfully complete the best man toast task.

First of all, the best man toast is the big test for you so don’t let down your friend, the groom. It is a mixture of feelings and at the same time ingredients from attitude to what to say for keeping you on a high stand appreciation at the end of all. A few tips might help you be more organize and cross the t’s and dot the i’s.

  • Politely start with an introduction of yours and then thanking as for invitation as for having this honor. It doesn’t matter your manner to do this it is a must for the start.
  • Best man toast is often preceded by a speech but not a story. So anything you want to say has to be a resumed saying. You don’t want people to get bored of listening to you and not be observant of the main parts when you say about the couple.
  • Bet on something catchy. Some are serious but emotional in their saying, others go on something hilarious, a funny note, some combine them both. It can be your starting point, the introduction with a quote or telling a story you and the groom shared, make a prank etc.
  • Don’t forget about the wish part, long lasting marriage, happiness, kids and prosperity in their life in two. This comes as last part before the toast.


How challenging can it be since it is just a toast so by its definition it shouldn’t be more than 4 minutes to say something? Yet even with a well prepared speech and written on paper it is about the emotional time to speak in front of so many people and in front of the bride and groom when in the restaurant it is a quietness which scares you in a measure. Exactly this is one of the best man requests, to be an open minded person, snappy.

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