Best Man Speeches

We have all heard the “horrific” best man toasts.  The one where the best man (who has already partaken in some fine spirits) resembles Steve Buscemi in The Wedding Singer and the band leader or event planner has to step in to “save the day”.  Couples, remember that there should be a couple of people to toast and congratulate you.  The love that comes from the heart and a speech is something that last a lifetime.  Having your event planner will also help you in communicating with the “speakers” to make sure they are ready and are sent out to the mic with confidence (and a pep talk if needed).

We have heard some fantastic best man speeches which have left the crowd speechless at numerous events.  Mostly, it is because the speech is well prepared and the delivery is flawless (and the best man still smells like Burberry and not Shiner Bock).  We always travel with a copy of a best man’s toast in our emergency kit (in the event that it is needed) so we encourage you to do the same. Here are some good “one liners” from notable people you might consider using.

Remember if you are the one giving the toast, consider this an honor to speak about the happy occasion and remember who you are talking to when you are working on your drafts and ideas.  And also keep in mind with certain statements, you may be audience participation, so be prepared to let the guest react.


“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half-shut afterwards.” ~Benjamin Franklin

“In order to be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.  To be happy with a woman, you must  lover her a lot and not try to understand her at all.” ~Unknown

“Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window.  You may love it when you get home, but it doesn’t always go with everything in the house.” ~Jean Kerr

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” ~Rita Rudner

“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity.  The order varies for any given year.” ~Paul Sweeney

“Marriage means commitment.  Of course, so does insanity.” ~unknown

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