The Best Man’s Toast: A Tradition Not to Be Taken Lightly

Being asked to be the Best Man at a wedding is sure to fill you with pride. After all, it means the groom considers you not only a great friend but someone he can trust to help him on the days leading up to the wedding and on the big day. While there will likely be a lot of responsibilities to see to on the days leading up to the wedding, there's one you don't want to wait until the last minute to think about--the Best Man toast.

The Pressure Is On

Best Man toasts are now pretty much expected at every wedding reception, and they're something that brides and grooms look forward to hearing. Although the toast doesn't have to be long, you will have every guests' eyes on you while you're speaking. Plus, there will be cell phones recording your every move and likely a professional camera man there capturing the action, too. Even men who are accustomed to public speaking can suddenly get a rush of nerves when they get up to start their speeches.

Planning Ahead

One of the best ways to calm the toast-related jitters is to have your speech prepared well ahead of time. It's always best to have your speech written out well before the big night arrives, so that you can practice reciting it. The more times you've said the words, the more natural it will sound, even if you're nervous. Waiting until the night before to craft your speech or trying to wing it and talk off the top of your head could be a recipe for disaster.

Getting Some Help

When you get a chance to rehearse your speech, you'll feel more at ease when the moment arrives, but you still might worry about what you're actually going to say. It's hard to craft a toast that is lighthearted, yet not crass or crude; sentimental, but not overly sappy. How do you sum up a friendship that's lasted for so long and how can you wish your best friend well?

Don't feel badly if you're not sure what to say. Many men find themselves in the same situation. That's why we offer a Best Man Custom Toast service! We can write a toast that is hilarious, sentimental or a combination of both, and we'll ensure that the tone is right for the occasion. We can deliver a 3 to 5-minute toast to you via email within 2 to 3 days or even within 24 hours if you purchase our rush service. We even include tips on how to best deliver your toast.

Best Men aren't the only ones who may want to give a toast at the wedding! We also offer Groom, Bride, Maid of Honor, Groomsman and Parents toast writing services. You can learn more about how it works by visiting our Custom Wedding Toast Speech Writing page.