Need a free best man speech to toast the groom and his bride at your best friend’s wedding? You’ll find one below that might help give you some guidance in writing your own.
Of all the wedding speeches, perhaps the one that receives the most attention is the ‘Best Man’s Toast’. Because of its traditional nature it can set the tone for the event and a great toast will often be remembered for years to come.
The important elements of giving a great best man speech are
- making it personal
- including humor
- delivering it with confidence
Do not leave it to the last minute to prepare your comments and read them off a napkin.
The event is deserving of much more forethought and preparation.
Below is an example of a free best man speech. When giving your own, include your own personal elements and make sure that any humorous elements you include are tasteful and appropriate.
Beginning of Free Best Man Speech
Friends, family and especially Mark and Judy. I first knew something was up when Mark skipped our annual Maine fishing trip to attend Judy’s family reunion 2 years ago.
Of course, we razzed him quite a bit for that and we will never let him forget how he had his priorities mixed up, but when I see how happy he is today, how happy they are, I know that he probably made the right choice. Of course, I’ll never admit that again and there better not be any excuses for next year’s fishing trip!
Mark has been my best friend since 5th grade. We’ve been through a lot together, fun times and a few jams here and there. One thing I learned about Mark is that when he does something, he does it all the way. Once he commits himself to something he follows through and makes it the best it can possibly be.
I remember the year we agreed to paint my parents’ lake house. On the week we planned to do it, it rained every day. I was ready to throw in the towel. I mean, we had a good excuse! But Mark wouldn’t agree to it. He insisted that we go up there for the next three weekends to get it done. I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but now I see that that kind of commitment is something to admire and emulate.
Judy, I’m sure you appreciate the value of it too. You have a great guy there and, from having gotten to know you over the past couple of years I know that, as usual, Mark has chosen well for himself.
I wish you both endless joy and love. A toast to Mark and Judy for a long and happy life together!
End of Free Best Man Speech
I hope this free best man speech has inspired you. Now go on and write a memorable speech for your best friend, the groom.
He will remember this special day for a long time and your standing up for him and speaking will be one of the highlights of his wedding.