The best, best man jokes are short humorous one liner’s that can be injected throughout the best mans speech. Successful speeches achieve the right balance between humour and sincerity. Your speech may contain some of the best, best man jokes the wedding guests have ever heard but if you do not tell the groom that you are honoured to be his best man or if you fail to complement the bride your speech will not be remembered for its moments of comic genius.
Humorous best man speeches do take a little more research, preparation and practise but the results of your efforts will be clearly visible on the wedding day. Let’s be brutally honest, you are either good with jokes or you’re not. If you are the type of person who was at the back of the queue when the humour was dished out you should consider creating a more sincere speech with a few words spoken from the heart which can be just as effective. The important thing to remember is that your best man speech is about you and it should match your personality.
The best, best man jokes are short one liner’s or anecdotes. An anecdote is a shot tale that narrates an amusing incident that has happened in real life. Jokes from a joke book do not usually fit well into wedding speeches and if you forget the punch line you could end up looking like a real bone-head. If however, you use humour in moderation and show you have put a little thought into your speech the guests will be very forgiving should you experience a mind blank.
What to Say
During your speech you can use the best, best man jokes to inject a sense of humour and grab or maintain the guest’s attention. The introduction should capture the attention of the crowd and should include a joke early to let them know they are in for a treat. If you are nervous you can use this as part of the humour by saying something about the sound of your ‘knees knocking’ or your legs ‘turning to jelly’. In a previous speech my introduction included the following line:
“I have to tell you I feel very nervous speaking here today. It’s been a while since I spoke in front of a number of people and even then it was only to confirm my name and address”.
What not to say
When creating your best man speech remember that it can be difficult to make somebody laugh but it is very easy to make somebody cry. Avoid matters that are sensitive such as ex partners, weight or health problems, family feuds, pregnancy and the cost of the wedding. Don’t say anything which will offend the bride and if in doubt – leave it out. You should also avoid private in jokes that most people will not understand. There may be a variety of guests at the wedding ranging from young children to elderly relatives so never consider using foul or offensive language.
Props can be used to enhance the delivery of the best, best man jokes. As an example you could say: “Last night the groom told me he wants to be a model husband and a model lover”. Then pull out a dictionary, turn to a page and pretend to read the line: “Model, a small miniature replica of the real thing” You can use the best, best man jokes to inject a sense of humour throughout your speech and the key to achieving success is to maintain the balance between fun and sincerity. The best, best man jokes are short one liner’s or funny anecdotes. Long winded jokes and foul language should be avoided at all cost. Here are my top five crowd pleaser’s:
1. I was married by a judge, I should have asked for a jury
2. Wedding rings, the world’s tiniest hand cuffs
3. Marriage is defined by three rings – engagement ring wedding ring suffering
4. There were three words on brides mind as she entered the church this morning “Aisle”, “Alter”, “Hymn”
5. A honeymoon couple should be like an old TV set, four wobbly legs and a worn out knob!
About The Author
Stuart Sellars is a writer, entrepreneur and creator of the Best Man Survival Guide website.
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