Best Man’s Speech (Sentimental)
Today, we’re here to celebrate the union of [bride’s name] and [groom’s name]. For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve been [groom’s] friend for [number of years you have been friends with groom]. I’ve known him even before he met [bride’s name].
Now, I’ll admit it. I didn’t always see [groom’s name] as someone who would settle down. Don’t get me wrong. He’s a great guy, and I always knew he wanted to get married and wanted to have a family, but let’s just say that he hasn’t always been good with the ladies.
What do I mean, you ask? I’ll tell you. [Tell humorous anecdote about something the groom did that might make him appear unattractive to women. You might mention something that he did on a double date that you saw in person or something he told you about that was especially funny. Keep it appropriate.] Of course, I’m just joking. I knew that [groom’s name] would find special person someday. I just wasn’t sure when it would be.
And then it happened. He met [bride’s name] and the search was over. This time, things were different. He wasn’t unsure whether or not the relationship had legs. He wasn’t bored with the relationship after a few months, as he had often gotten with other girlfriends in the past.
No, this one was for real. And how could it not be? Just look at her. <Point to the bride.> Isn’t she stunning? Isn’t she everything a sane man would want? And thankfully, [name of groom] realized that and didn’t her slip away. Now, a mere [number of years bride and groom have been together], here I am, delivering a speech at their wedding. And I couldn’t be happier for you both. I’m glad my long time best friend, [name of groom], has finally found the woman of his dreams and is settling down with her. And I’m glad that [name of bride], who is now one of my closest friends in the world, has also found a great man to spend her life with.
Congratulations to both you! I hope that your marriage brings you true happiness and fulfillment.