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Best Man Wedding Speech Tips

Here are some Best Man Wedding Speech Tips so that you can smash it on the day.

If you’ve been lucky enough to have been chosen as the best man, congratulations! This is an exciting role and a chance to celebrate your friend’s relationship. However, if you’re feeling daunted by the impending speech, you’re not alone.

Keep It Short

The first of our Best Man Wedding Speech Tips.

No doubt there will be several speeches at the reception.

We recommend keeping things short and sweet so that your speech doesn’t drag on.

If you’re unsure how long the speech is, time yourself beforehand so you can end your speech on a high.

Keep It About The Couple

Many best men like to start off their speech with an anecdote about their friendship with the groom.

While this is a great idea (and often results in plenty of laughs), make sure to keep the focus of the speech about the couple.

Best Man Wedding Speech Tips - Ballara - Melbourne
Best Man Wedding Speech Tips - Ballara - Melbourne

Keep It Genuine

Often best men struggle to choose between a funny speech or keeping it more serious.

Stick to your instincts, but generally, a combination of the two is the way to go.

When in doubt, the more genuine the speech the better.

Keep It Appropriate

While there will be plenty of friends in attendance, there will probably also be family members and potentially children.

Keep things family-friendly in your speech and everyone will go home happy. Save those more outrageous stories for the Bucks Night.

Keep Practicing

We’re not all natural public-speakers. If you’re feeling a bit anxious about speaking in front of a crowd, practice is key.

Practice on your own, with friends or other members of the groom’s party.

Getting feedback from others beforehand can also be super helpful and help you relax on the day.

At the end of the day, being the best man is lots of fun, so be sure to enjoy yourself and you’ll be fine!

For more Best Man Wedding Speech Tips or information about our venue, contact the team at Ballara Receptions today.