Comments: Everything I Know About Writing A Best Man's Speech

Thanks, Adrian! Although I didn't actually read the entry until today (2 days after the event), it all went very well.

I used notes on cards (much as you suggested), and employed a formula, though not one of the archetypal stories: I opted for 'It's traditional for the Best Man to come up with some embarrassing anecdotes about the Groom, but I really can't think of anything suitable... I could mention [constipation story]... Or [lamb sausage story]... Or [incident of the frozen trout]... But none of those quite captures [unflattering assessment of the Groom's character]... [Balanced by best aspects of his character]'

Everyone seemed pleased with it, particularly Leila, who won the sweepstake on length of speeches (insider trading!).

Posted by Jon at August 22, 2005 09:59 AM

Ah well. Sounds like you did just fine without any of my "tips" :-)

Posted by Adrian at August 22, 2005 12:03 PM
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