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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]

Thanks

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 it is to get day release!

However on behalf of myself, I wish you all stayed at home and made my job a whole lot easier!

I can only guess how nervous the bride and groom felt this morning, but I can assure you that this isn’t the first time today I’ve risen from a warm seat with a piece of paper in my hand.

At this point it’s customary for me to thank the groom on behalf of the bridesmaids (Judith, Judy and Claire), so with that I’d like to thank Randy for his kind words and generous gifts. I’m not sure why they can’t thank him themselves but there we go.

I’m told it’s quite difficult to pout, look pretty and hold flowers all at the same time, however I’m sure you’ll all agree they pulled it off and did a splendid job today – not least of which was getting Judy to the church on time (or almost on time) – no mean feat as I understand she put up quite a struggle.

I’ve also overheard them arguing all day about which one of them is to have the pleasure of being the first to dance with me. All I can say is ….. look, one of you has to !!

Being Best Man

Anyway, when Randy’s first asked me to be best man, I naturally had many questions.

What had I done to be bestowed with such an honour?
Had all his other friends left the country?
Had somebody else refused? Yes, you know who you are RANDY GIPSON
[Look at Gippa]

More importantly, could I myself refuse and still get an invitation to consume loads of alcohol? It was a risk I wasn’t going to take.

Unfortunately though, with the role of the best man comes the...

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