Top Best Man Speech Ideas

Best Man Speech Ideas | BIG North Devon Wedding Show

You’ve been asked to be Best Man but you have no good Best Man speech ideas? Don’t worry we’re here to help! It can be a daunting task giving a Best Man speech. There’s always a lot riding on it and people expect to be entertained – that’s a lot of pressure on one speech! Here’s a few of the best speech ideas, lines and jokes that you can personalise, make your own and be creative with!

Rap it!

If you’re musically inclined (or even if you’re not!) why not reinvent a popular rap like ‘The Fresh Prince’ theme song, or something by Eminem – people will be clapping along and won’t really care what the words are!


Depending on your groom maybe you’ll want to reminisce on times gone by – keep it reasonably clean there’s family in the room – but that could include photos, handouts or even stories from people in the room!


Being creative with something that you wouldn’t normally see at a wedding could be a good way of entertaining the crowd. Include charts on how many girls he’s brought home, or pie charts on what % of his life has been spent asleep, drunk or awake. Be creative – you’re only limited by your imagination!

Fax Paper

Old school fax paper rolls are pretty much endless, right your speech on the top of one and tell people you won’t be long while you proceed to roll the paper along the floor!


Why not prepare some cards or handouts to play a game with the guests? Maybe it could be true or false questions that they all need to raise an answer to, you can shock them and embarrass your groom all while playing games!

Fancy Dress

Don a wig, a funny hat, colourful clothing – you can then tell people you were nervous so thought you’d go the full hog in humiliation!

Extra roles

Bribe the wedding party into getting involved with the speech. Give them a role, maybe a line or a place to laugh hysterically to help warm up the room. Maybe they could even heckle or boo you so you can hurry up and sit down!

Joke after joke

Keeping the crowd laughing will be a sure-fire way to tick the box for the best best man speech! Start with a funny intro like: “I’m here to tell you all about our groom, and how wonderful, handsome and…sorry, mate, I can’t read your writing.” Keep it flowing with “I read that the best best man speech should last as long as it takes for the groom to make love. Please raise a glass to the happy couple!” and then sit down! We found this funny line too, and there’s loads more on this website: “Like all good friends, XX and I have had our downs as well as our ups. I remember back to times when a petty argument would arise from nowhere. Then XX would call me smelly, and I’d call him fart head. And then it would spiral out of all proportion and we’d each end up running home in tears. But sure enough, the next day, XX would drop me an email from work and we’d make up. As good mates do, however old.”