Typically, the best man, the groom, and the groom’s father give speeches at the reception. Sometimes the maid of honor also gives a speech. Use these sample wedding speeches to guide your own special speech. The best man’s speech is usually upbeat and lighthearted. He may tell some stories about the bride and groom, and if he has known the groom since childhood, he may add a few tales from that time period, too.
(Groom’s name) has asked me to talk today about what a great guy he is, and so I can honestly say that he is handsome, brilliant, funny and perrr…. (TURN TO GROOM) … (Groom’s name), I can’t read your writing. What’s this last word? Since we met, I have seen his transformation from an awkward youth to a slightly less awkward adult, and it is my great pleasure to speak on this important occasion.
Of course, we would not be here today without (bride’s name) and her ability to get shy old (groom’s name) to propose. (Bride’s name), I’m sure it was worth the wait. I often think that (bride’s name) makes (groom’s name) look good. mainly by standing next to him. She is full of warmth, humor and initiative.
Marriage is a serious matter which shouldn’t be entered into lightly and at 200 pounds, (groom’s name) certainly isn’t doing that. (Add humorous story about his appetite here).
In conclusion, these two married today for better and for worse. (Groom’s name) couldn’t have done better and (bride’s name) couldn’t have done….. (look down at notes and pause) better either. I’d like to thank the bridesmaids on behalf of the bride and groom. They look wonderful, and I’m sure you’ll all agree they have performed their role splendidly. And finally, on behalf of everyone here, I can truly say we wish nothing but the best for your future. You are a unique and perfectly matched couple, and we hope that all your dreams come true and you have a magical life together. Ladies and Gentlemen, please join me in a toast…………. To the bride and groom.