Wedding Reception Speech – Best Man

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Wedding Reception Speech – Best Man

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, I’m sure you’ll all agree it’s been a fantastic day so far, but unfortunately for every silver lining there’s a cloud, and I’m yours.

For those of you that haven’t bought me a drink yet, I’m Simon and I’ve been sentenced to being Randy’s best man today. It’s said that, being asked to be best man is one of the greatest honours you can be given, on the other hand it’s also one of the most terrible things you can do to a friend, so thank you Randy.

Seeing as though this is my first time being best man, I was a little worried as to how long the speech should last so I asked around and the general consensus was that it should go on for about as long as it takes the groom to perform his manly duties in the bedroom.

So with that ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much, you’ve been a great crowd !! ….

[sit down briefly]


Seriously though and more importantly, I’d like to start off by congratulating the happy couple. I’m sure you’ll all agree what a great couple they make.

Marriage asks that couples take each other for better or worse and Randy, you really couldn’t have done any better. And Judy, …. I suppose it could be worse!

I’d also like to echo Randys comments and thank everyone again on their behalf for coming and sharing their special day, particularly those that have travelled long distances. I know how hard i...

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... honour it’s been to be best man today.

On behalf of the bride and groom, I’d like to echo what I said earlier and thank everyone for sharing their special day.

On behalf of myself, I would just like to say that if you have enjoyed this speech half as much as I’ve enjoyed giving it, then I can only apologise.

I started planning it about a month ago and you must feel that I’ve been delivering it for equally as long.

So then, Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me immense pleasure, not to mention relief, to invite you all to stand and raise your glasses in a toast to Randy and Judy, the new Mr and Mrs Brown. We wish them well for the future, and hope they enjoy a long and happy marriage.

Randy and Judy.
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