How to Write a Best Man Speech

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A blueprint for the perfect Best Man Speech, based on the 10 questions that THGM Writing Services asks its clients before writing their Best Man Speeches.

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How to Write a Best Man Speech

  1. 1. Your Best Man Speech Ask these 10 questions to captivate your audience
  2. 2. Top Tips • Make it personal. • Make it humorous. • Make it inspiring. • Speak from the heart. • Address the groom…and the bride. • Own your speech.
  3. 3. 10 Questions • These are the questions we ask the best Man before writing his speech. • If you need help writing your best man speech, Click Here!
  4. 4. Question #1 • “How do you know the groom?” • Where did you meet? • What have you done together? • What does he mean to you, and you to him? • Stories, stories, stories.
  5. 5. Question #2 • “How well do you know the groom’s family?” • Try to include them in the speech, if appropriate.
  6. 6. Question #3 • “How well do you know the bride and her family?” • Important to honor the bride in your speech. • Have the couple already done something together worthy of mention?
  7. 7. Question #4 • “Are there other people you really should mention in the speech?” • Were there other people who hung out with the two of you? • Is there someone who would be deeply offended to be left out?
  8. 8. Question #5 • “What personal anecdotes that you really want to mention?” • Become a storyteller. • It’s OK to tease the groom. • It’s not OK to tease the groom; it’s not OK to get him in real trouble. • Include the funny side, the touching side, the impressive side.
  9. 9. Question #6 • “How is the groom’s life about to change?” • Does marriage mean kids? • Will he be moving to a new town? • What’s in store for the new couple?
  10. 10. Question #7 • “Are there any cultural or family sensitivities you should avoid?” • Think grandparents. • Consider ethnicity, religion and family feuds.
  11. 11. Question #8 • “What personal advice do you wish to share with the couple?” • Give advice from experience, if you can. • Be tactful, both to the bride and to the groom.
  12. 12. Question #9 • “What is your comfort level with humor? What style of humor?” • The speech should feel natural to deliver. • Are you better with dry humor? With puns?
  13. 13. Question #10 • “Anything else I should know?” • What else do you want to include? • Is there something special about the groom? The wedding? The couple?
  14. 14. 10 Questions • These are the questions we ask the best Man before writing his speech. • If you need help writing your best man speech, Click Here!

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