The Best Man Toast is always a highlight of many wedding receptions. This is an honor but it can make some people feel as though they have been ‘put on the spot’. If speaking out in public causes your heart to pound then you should make sure to practice beforehand. This will help you ease your anxieties and after all ‘practice makes perfect’.
Okay, for starters you should make certain that everyone has a glass at the ready when you are about to begin the toast. Just a quick check of those around your table will suffice. The glasses should be filled prior to the toasting ceremonies.
Your “best man toast” should have a feeling of spontaneity but don’t be afraid to use a notecard if you must. The main consideration to keep in mind is that your toast should be heartfelt and in good taste. This is not the time to try out that old Andrew Dice Clay routine.
You can inject some humor into the toast or simply talk about a memory you have that includes the happy couple. Keep it short, wish the bride and groom health and happiness, smile during the toast and this will be more than enough to make a good impression on everyone in attendance.