8 Best Man Toast Ideas

When preparing to make a best man toast, it is vitally important to ensure you cover certain topics such as sharing family friendly jokes and gags, give thanks to the guests for attending, and congratulate the bride and groom at the end with a toast. These simple yet traditional best man toast ideas will help you during the planning process.

(Groom) and I roomed together for two years of college, and were best friends for all the years since then. Wow, what a surprise today is. The way (Groom) studied in college and never dated, I had my doubts I’d ever see this day. Let’s toast the merits of (Groom) learning how to date at the tender age of 24. (Bride), my advice is lock all the books in the basement until you’ve achieved your goal of three children. Oh, and take good care of (Groom).

As the best man, it’s my turn now to make a toast. My name is (Best Man’s name), and I’ve known (Groom) since fourth grade. Wow. That’s a long time. Back then we were more interested in transformers than girls. Then it was sports rather than girls. But, sure enough as the seasons change, there came a time when we were more interested in girls than anything else. After watching (Bride and Groom ) fall in love, I can say, now I know all those years of transformer and sports training were worthwhile – (Groom) will always have the transforming ability to say ‘Yes Honey’ and the Olympic endurance to say ‘Yes Honey’ for year, after year, after year. Here’s to the Bride and Groom.

I thought I’d write the world’s greatest Best Man toast. I spent hours researching on the Internet, seeking wedding poetry, vows, Tibetan wisdom journals, and even ESPN, looking for the critical insight that only a Best Man can provide. Alas, all to no avail. So all I can say is this. I cried when (Groom) told me that he was going to ask (Bride) to marry him, and the next week I cried when I heard the answer was yes. My heart bursts with joy, because (Bride and Groom) are truly made for each other.

I’d like to propose a toast to the bride and groom. May today be the beginning of a wonderful new and long-lasting chapter in their lives, and may they always love, honor and cherish each other, just as they do today.

No best man should be without a quotation on a wedding day. Mine is actually a very serious line that for me sums up perfectly the institution of marriage: ‘Marriage is an alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets.’ Let’s proudly raise our glasses to the Bride and Groom.

On behalf of (Bride & Groom), I’d like to thank everyone for attending this beautiful wedding today. My name is (Best Man’s name), and I am the Best Man. I have to tell you, once (Groom) met (Bride), I knew it was all over for him – he was completely smitten. He walked around in a daze with a goofy look on his face and seemed to spend a lot of time on the phone, talking in hushed tones. But seriously, I have never seen (Groom) so happy and content. I wish you both the best of luck and a life together filled with health, happiness and joy. Congratulations, (Bride & Groom).

Thanks must be made to a few people for creating and organizing such a wonderful day and, in particular, (Groom and Bride) – because if they were not here, nor would we be. There are two secrets to a long-lasting, happy marriage: a good sense of humor and a short memory – and that’s also the secret to enjoying this speech.

There’s been much clap trap about “I’m not losing a daughter but gaining a son-in-law.” My sympathies to (Name), the Father of the bride, for trading his daughter for (Groom) as his son-in-law. I spent four years in college with (Groom), and I assure you, I know who’s getting the better end of the trade.

The below infographic provides some important insight into constructing the most effective and yet appropriate best man’s speech. During this time, the best man may feel the pressure in having to share a funny antidote or offer insightful stories and emotional times. The best man should always make sure to compliment the bride and offer some words of wisdom for the newly married couple.

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