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6 Tips To Prepare A Best Man Wedding Speech

Oct 9, 2007
A best man wedding speech is a very important part of a wedding and should be written a few weeks before the wedding day. Planning ahead gives the him sufficient time to write the speech and to edit it as needed. Preparing the bestman speech in advance also allows him to practice several times before the wedding day which will help to build up his courage and confidence.

Here are six tips to help in the preparation of your best man speech:

Tip 1: His speech should avoid embarrassing or crude references. These references may be offensive to those in attendance as weddings are usually attended by older relatives of both the bride and the groom.

Tip 2: Best man speeches should not include jokes which will not be understood by the majority of the audience. Although these jokes appeal to some, it can create an awkward situation because many of the wedding guests will not know why a few guests are laughing.

Tip 3: The bestman speech must be short and simple. Some of the most memorable wedding toasts are quick and to the point. Remember the acronym for the KISS principle, which stands for Keep It Short and Simple. This is important because the guests will not become confused of the point being made by the best man.

Tip 4: Use common language. If he attempts to use unfamiliar words in his bestman speech, it may not allow him to communicate well to the guests. Common language allows a speaker to relate better to the general wedding audience.

Tip 5: Seek advice when preparing the best man wedding speech. Practice in front of an audience before the wedding day so as to ensure a smooth flow and everything goes as planned. Friends of the bride and groom or the parents of the couple make a good practice audience because they know the couple well and can provide insight into how the speech will be received.

Tip 6: Practice several times in front of a mirror before the wedding. You can also do a trial run with a camcorder so you can determine how well the speech sounds. A best man speech should always sound natural and by repeating the speech out loud a few times, it will help you deliver the bestman speech smoothly.

These tips serve as a guide as you plan your best man wedding speech so that your speech will appeal to everyone in the wedding reception. Follow these simple tips and you are off to a great start.
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Miriam Boh offers more speech writing tips at WeddingCeremonySpeech.com. Want to know the professional techniques for writing and delivering that special best man wedding speech? Visit http://www.weddingceremonyspeech.com for more.
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