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The Main Elements to Writing a Best Man Speech
The main elements to writing a successful and effective Best Man Speech are to convey a sense fun, past memories and best wishes to the happy couple :
Brevity - Less than 5 minutes. Don't bore the Wedding guests and remember the quotes by Lord Reading "Always be shorter than anybody dared to hope!" and Franklin D. Roosevelt "Be sincere; be brief; be seated."
Memories and Anecdotes - Funny personal stories to make everyone smile - remember to make them appropriate to the occasion and the type of wedding guests
The Toast - An expression of gratitude to the maid of honor, the bridesmaids and the parents together with good wishes to the bride and groom
The Structure and Outline of a Best Man Speech
What is a good structure, outline or good guidelines to writing a Best Man Speech?
Your Opener - the opening, ice-breaker or attention grabber
Introduction - Tell them how long you have known the groom
The Anecdotes - Amusing stories and memories of your adventures together
Humor - Jokes are an essential part of the Best Man speech
Conclusion - Try to end with a memorable punch line, positive statement or funny quote
The Toast - Wedding etiquette requires that the Best Man:
Toast to the bride and groom
Toast the Maid of Honor bridesmaids
Toast to parents.
Famous Quotes to include in a Best Man Speech
The following quotes are suitable for Best Man Speeches - they might inspire you!
"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone. - Anthony Burgess
The problem with being best man at a wedding is that you never get a chance to prove it.
In olden times, sacrifices were made at the altar, a practice which is still very much practiced. - Helen Rowland
It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks. She's not marrying the best man.
Harpo, she's a lovely person. She deserves a good husband. Marry her before she finds one. - Oscar Levant, to Harpo Marx upon meeting Harpo's fiancée
Best Man Speech - Tips and Hints on Writing and Giving Speeches
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