Best man Toast
Dos and Doníts of a Best Man Toast
we say the words best man toast, we donít just mean getting
up saying a few words and toasting to the new couple. When your
best friend, brother or cousin asks you to speak at their wedding,
they are expecting a just a little more than a few words from you
followed by a toast. This means they are actually expecting a
full-fledged speech from you. When you have been asked to be the
best man you need to have your best man speech ready along with
your best man toast.
working on your toast you need to keep a few things in mind.
Weddings are a family event and you friend would have his whole
family, along with his new brideís family and friends present in
the audience. There can be a lot of stories or jokes that crack
your friend up when you guys are hanging out, but his wedding
might not be an appropriate place for them. Similarly, if you want
to share some stories refrain from an ex-girlfriend or spouse
stories. His wedding is not the right place from them either.
After all the emotional speeches; such as those by father of the
bride people look forward to a best man toast, as they are
light and humorous. Keep your toast light and funny, but there is
a very fine line between being funny and rude. You should not
include anything in your toast which might embarrass your friend.
you select the topic of your best man
toast, keep your audience in mind. Weddings have everyone
from grandmothers and great aunts to young children. Your topic
should be appropriate and engaging. As best man toasts are
considered the most entertaining toasts of the evening, add in
compliments; highlight your friendís good qualities. Often people
include jokes regarding the institute of marriage, or how
dissimilar men and women are in their toasts. This is a good idea
as long as you keep the jokes within limits. Your jokes should not
be offensive to anyone. You donít have to go overboard in trying
to entertain your audience. Be innovative; and say something which
is unique, but it should not be something which comes out as
outright impolite or offensive.
is ok to have a couple of drinks as you party, but please make
sure you are sober at the time of the toast. You should definitely
avoid the drunken best man clichť. If you are unable to stand on
your feet you might entertain a few people but offend a greater
number; including the newlywed couple. Also, if you are not sober;
you never know what you might end up saying in your best man
toast. You can party all you want when that is over. Your
toast should be well rehearsed and should come from your heart. In
trying to impress others; do not use fancy words, which donít
sound natural. Lastly, it is important to relax and enjoy
yourself, only then you would be able to entertain others.
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