You've already organized and planned your best friend's bachelor party, but have you given any thought to what you'll say in your best man speech? Sure, it isn't as fun as gearing up for a big boys' night out or a raucous trip to Vegas, but it's definitely more important. What you say to your friend and his new bride will live in their memories of their special day for years to come. We've already given you a rundown of the best drinking toasts for all occasions, but your best man speech needs to truly shine.
According to WeddingWire, the best way to write a best man speech is to "talk about what a great match the newlyweds make," "let the groom know how much he means to you," tell a funny speech (but don't mention exes or past drunken debauchery), and congratulate the couple. The best man speech is about 2-3 minutes long and typically ends with a toast.
If you're in need of a unique and funny drinking toast for your best friend or brother's special day, we've got you covered. There's something for every kind of best man—everything from heartfelt and sincere to silly and fun. Here are the 10 best drinking toasts for your Best Man speech.
Here are the 10 Best Man drinking toasts:
- "To the two things that make a great marriage – having a good sense of humor and selective hearing.”
- “I’d like you all to join me in wishing the happy couple all the wealth, health and happiness in the world. To the bride and groom.”
- "Today has been a very emotional day – even the cake is in tiers.”
- "May you always be friends as well as lovers.”
- "[Bride,] you are an amazing woman who deserves a wonderful husband. And I promise you I won’t rest until I get to the bottom of what’s gone wrong here.”
- "Before I finish, I’d like you to turn to face each other. You’re now looking into the eyes of the person who is statistically most likely to murder you. To the bride and groom!”
- "You have no idea how long I've waited for this day. [Groom] has finally admitted that I am in fact the best man."
- “I'd like to leave you with some wise words from Socrates: ‘My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.’ To the bride and groom!”
- "Apparently, as Best Man, I’m supposed to sing the Groom’s praises and talk about his good qualities. Unfortunately, I can’t sing and I won’t lie.”
- "If things don't work out between you two, you know where to find me, [Bride]."