Wedding Toasts from the Best Man

 During the wedding reception, the best man often serves as the master of ceremonies. The best man is expected to offer a pleasant and sincere message, creating a tribute to the wedding couple which includes both wit and sentiment. While you and the groom may have a history together which includes some heavy duty partying, this is not the time to recount it. A personal story about a shared experience with the couple, perhaps including something humorous, is appropriate. If you are unable to come up with an anecdote, mention a favorite quote or song lyric which will convey something meaningful about the couple.

Remember the wedding isn’t about you, the best man - it’s about the couple. You will only lose the guests’ attention if you talk on and on. This is a time when brevity is best, so limit your best man speech to a maximum of three minutes.