“Hi Lawrence, I know you receive much brilliant feedback and I’m probably just one of many extremely satisfied clients. My best man wedding speech worked out extremely well for me too. The balance between sincerity and humour was just perfect and I truly enjoyed delivering the speech. Thank you – you are a truly gifted best man speech writer!” – Thomas P
We write a lot of speeches and there’s no doubt that the best man has the hardest job of all. You’ve got to be funny but you can’t push things too far at the risk of offending any number of sensitive souls in the room.
It’s all about creating the right balance, demonstrating why you are best friends with the groom (and why you value that friendship so much) whilst having an appropriate level of fun at his expense.
The key to everything is the word ‘appropriate’. You’ve got to write that speech not just with him and all the revolting stories about him in mind, but also considering what his great aunt and new in-laws might have to say if they heard the whole lot.
And that’s just the first problem. There are also the common best man speech writing issues of:
- How to avoid running through a list of unrelated stories
- What to say about the bride
- How to keep it short enough (because bad best man speeches have a habit of going on and on. And on.)
- Telling stories with punchlines that leave the room silent
- Avoiding all the cut-and-paste internet jokes that were funny once upon a time, but which at least half the guests will have used in speeches of their own.
We’ve created a video which shows several helpful tips for your best man speech. Watch it here.
We’re happy to help at any stage of this process. If you just don’t know where to start, we’ll become your speech writer and take it on from scratch. If you have a draft that just doesn’t work we’ll edit and polish it for you. Or if you have some ideas but they don’t quite work as a coherent whole, we’ll suggest a structure and style that might help pull them together.
As ever, our aim is to help you write something completely original and relevant and that leaves you wallowing in glory as your fellow wedding guests praise you on the best best man’s speech they’ve ever heard. And all our work is carried out in complete confidence, so you don’t even need to tell them we helped!
For more information and help with best man speech writing please call us on 020 8245 8999 or email Seb for more information and some background questions to get you thinking.
You can also download our Write and Deliver the Ultimate Best Man Speech ebook.
You may find this ‘before and after’ Best Man video clip helpful. It shows how using Great Speech Writing for writing and coaching, this Best Man wowed the crowd. In his own words: ‘The speech went down incredibly well! Lots of laughs and tears, everyone commented on how good it was, and even went as far as saying it was the best they had ever heard! Thanks so much to you all – I couldn’t have done it without you.’