10 Must-Watch Best Man Speech Examples from Real Weddings

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Feb 3, 2023
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1. Best Man Gives an Excellent Speech

Patrick starts strong and stays strong through the whole speech. A must watch for best men.

There comes a time in everyone's life when they meet their one true love, their soulmate, the person they're going to know and love for the rest of their life. That moment came for Daniel 16 years ago when he met me.

I'm Patrick, and I'm the Best Man. I'm very honored to be here today standing beside my best friend and his beautiful bride on their big day. And, I was just told not to say anything too offensive so bear with me. Daniel and I go way back. We've known each other since middle school and I can honestly thank him for helping me get through it. As he has said, I was not the best student. And by "helped" I do mean that he'd share his homework assignments with me before class and he always made sure I had a clear view of the answers on his test. What are friends for, am I right?

We became even closer in high school where we literally did everything together. We used to wear matching outfits to school, I would come over for lunch every single day. So I want to give a shout-out to Donald and Diana. Keeping that fridge stocked for us. Thanks for the food. We'd get in trouble together, of course, it was usually my fault. And we even would choreograph and record dance videos together. We share quite a bromance and we're pretty proud of it. We actually still have a secret handshake that we do together to this day. Find us later, we'll show you. We did go to college in different states but we always stayed close and I remember getting many calls about Angela! I remember getting many calls about Angela when they first started dating. He really wanted to impress you so he'd call asking for advice and date night ideas so Angela, for all the fun and romantic dates you enjoyed early on in your relationship. I'd just like to say, you're welcome. I'll never forget how we met. Angela actually messaged me on Facebook to arrange a surprise visit for Daniel's birthday. To come out to Minneapolis and she met me when I arrived, helped me sneak into his apartment, and the look of just utter confusion on his face was priceless. Angela's effort to make Daniel happy did leave a very lasting impression on me and I've always approved.  

Daniel, you're a very lucky man because I do think she's a little out of your league. Angela, you're smart, you're funny, you're driven, and you have a big heart. I couldn't be happier that you're marrying my best friend. I love you both, and I hope you have a happily ever after.

2. Couple Get Roasted By Their Best Man

Roasting the groom and bride can be exceptionally effective when done right. Check out this best man speech for an excellent example of giving a roast.

Seth and I met back at Indiana Wesleyan five years ago. We've been together for five years now. And I remember when I met Seth at his signing for soccer that, you know, I was like, okay, he seems like a nice guy. He's kind of nerdy, he likes computers, so we'll get along pretty well. And then I saw a Gillian and I was like, oh gosh. There's a girlfriend, but it's not gonna last, it's college. And they did it. And I've been blessed to be a part of it. And Seth is one of my best friends and you just can bear Seth. I got his back and I'm about to embarrass Gillian.

As most of you know, when you talk to Gillian, she's kind of quiet or she's pretty reserved. But when you get her in front of a keyboard or her cell phone, she'll be nuts. And if you see, if you follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog, you're going be there a while reading what she has to put. So I, and the rest of the guys picked out four or five of our favorite ones. And I'm gonna do my best to read it how I think Gillian would say it. So we go back a few years.

When they started dating, there wasn't a Facebook. They'd been around a while. So back on November 3rd, 2009, Seth, or I'm sorry, Gillian wrote, "would like to meet the person who came up with the saying, distance makes the heart grow fonder. Because my heart is about to crumble. Going without seeing my man for weeks is killing me." Skim ahead a few years. December 14th, 2011. "Today is the day, folks. One of my favorite times is when Seth comes home for a month. No school, no soccer, Merry Christmas to me." Oh yeah. Few more. July 12th, 2012. "We're getting closer. One year until I've married Seth, that's why. I've waited a really, really long time to say this. And it's finally a reality." And she put a little heart mark. December 12th, 2012. "Nothing better than having Seth home for Christmas break for a month. Marking seven semesters down and one more to go for Seth. Oh, and you know just seven more months until I become Gillian Dowsman. It's just a little bit." And June 7th, 2013. "Happy eight years, Seth Dowsman. I've had the most amazing time these past eight years getting to know you and becoming your best friend. I never thought nine years ago when I first met you that we would be continuing down just 35 more days until the best day of our lives." So, the guys and I continue to figure out how we could embarrass her and maybe settle it. So we thought, what would Gillian post on Facebook tonight? July 12, 2013. Probably around 1230. "And just like that, it was over." So, raise your glasses for the future because it's going to be awesome.

3. Older Brother Roasts the Groom

Brother's know all the stories and secrets of the past.

I'm going to be honest. I had actually a very hard time thinking of good Joel stories that I could tell tonight. I talked to Max a couple of weeks ago. He had good stories, but he was using them in his own speech. I talked to my parents the other day. They had a lot of stories, but none that I felt really captured the essence of who Joel is. In a moment of total desperation, I actually tried calling Cooper to see if he had any ideas, but I never got past a secretary. I think to understand why it's so hard to think of good Joel stories, you kind of have to know what the dynamic was of the Levit brothers when we were kids. I, as the oldest, was usually often a corner somewhere with my head in a book. I was very quiet. I was very independent. This was probably for the best because Max needed a lot of attention and throwing temper tantrums, running into walls, stepping on rusty nails in third world countries. This was Max. You really couldn't take your eyes off of him for a second.

This for Joel, I think I first met Joel when I was like 12. I said to my parents, one day, why is there this other room attached to Max's bathroom? They said that belongs to your younger brother. I said Max. They said, no, no, there's another one. He's even younger than Max. His name is Joel. I went in and sure enough there he was sitting in a hammock, picking his nose. I introduced myself. He seemed to know who I was. He was very polite. We exchanged pleasantries and went our separate ways.

As the years went on, I'd run into Joel from time to time. I'd, on a family trip, I might turn to look in the back of the rental van and there he'd be, gazing quietly out the window, picking his nose. I'd wave and he'd smile back and I might not see him again for several months. Time went by. I went to college. I moved away, but my parents would give me updates on Joel from time to time. At one point, they told me he'd started working as a volunteer firefighter, which sounded really impressive until one day, they called and they said, you should watch the news tonight. There was a big house fire in Bethesda. Joel's station was called. He texted us this afternoon. You'll actually be able to see him on the news story about the fire. So I tuned in that night, excited to see Joel in action. And sure enough, there was this house with flames pouring out of the doors and windows. Firefighters are rushing in with hoses and axes and they're running out with babies and puppies. In the middle of it all is Joel. Clad head to toe in his firefighting gear. Holding his phone, texting my parents to let the know that he'd be on TV that night.

At one point on what I had actually thought was just a routine family trip to Bloomington, Indiana, I actually found myself at Joel's college graduation. I hadn't even known he was in college at the time. And as I looked down on him, sitting amongst his fellow graduates, holding his diploma, picking his nose. I couldn't help but feel a certain twinge of pride. What followed was a somewhat prolonged job search during which Joel learned that when filling out your application to join the police academy, it's best not to mention the night you spent in jail under experience. That's a story probably best reserved for another occasion, but suffice it to say that much like asking his older brothers to roast him at his own wedding, it was a mistake Joel won't be making again.

There was no need to worry. Joel did eventually manage to land a really great position at Nellis Corporation following what I'm sure was a highly competitive interview process. In which he promised to finally move out of our parents' house if they just gave him a weekly salary. Before long it came to my attention that Joel had begun seeing a young woman named Jill and that this Jill had actually moved in with Joel and Max in their house in Washington, DC. Although instead of paying rent or her share of the utilities, she would just buy Joel a pair of sunglasses every once in a while. In arrangement that I'm sure Joel genuinely believed made financial sense. Following a few years of blissful cohabitation and one unfortunate incident in which Jill walked in on Max while he was taking a shower, it was decided that it might be best if the two couples just struck off on their own. Joel and Jill moved in together and before long I received an ecstatic call from my mother telling me that Jill had begun the process of converting to Judaism. I was kind of baffled as to why anyone would want to do such a thing. Until I learned that despite his love of pork and blondes and paying retail prices, Joel is actually Jewish himself.

Through all of this and as proud as I was of Joel and his many accomplishments, there was this feeling that I just couldn't really shake, which is that I wasn't really sure what his point was. I just wasn't really sure why he was there. My parents already had one perfectly good child and Max and having a third just seen kind of superfluous. This is a feeling that actually nagged at me for decades until finally just a few years ago. The whole family was together. I was talking about having kids for some reason and I said that I would want to have probably no more than two myself and my mother immediately jumped in and said, no, no, Elliot, you have to have three like I did because what if something happens to one of the first two? Some of you I sense are coming to the same realization I had in this moment, which is that Joel was always just the insurance child in case I got hit by a truck or Max, drank a bottle of Windex or something, the latter of which is admittedly still plausible. So I thought maybe I would take this opportunity while we're all here and Joel is surrounded by his family and his friends to just say Joel, thank you for your service. I know 30 years is a really long time to just kind of be on standby ready to jump in and assume the role of a real person at any moment. So I just want to congratulate you as you now move on to your new role as Joel's insurance husband, someone for her to fall back on in case she doesn't run into Oscar Isaac in a bar in the next few years. But until that day, I just want to say let's hear it once more for Joel, the insurance child of the Levit clan.

4. Best Friend Executes Great Wedding Toast

Best friends are there with you through thick and thin and this one had the best words to say on the couple's wedding day.

Good evening everyone. Anybody nervous? My name is Ed Clark and I was lucky enough that Joe chose me to be his best man. On behalf of these newlyweds, I'd like to thank everyone for being here today. I'd like to thank the parents. Because without them, I'd probably be doing this speech in a grove in South Park right now. Specifically, I'd like to thank my partner, Bev, for the daily lectures over the last three months while I'm not screwing this speech up.

I've known Joe for a pretty long time now. And I'll start it out one summer afternoon before our fourth-grade year. We were playing some football in my front yard with the neighborhood kids. And unfortunately that day, Joe wasn't on my team. And I say this because Joe was a really big guy. And before the game was over, I must have made Joe pretty mad because he hit me from behind, knocked me over my brick wall, face first on my concrete porch. And he did this all in front of my father. That day would soon be known as the day that Joe was banned from my house for life. Needless to say, that ban didn't last very long. Because over the years, whether it was growing up in town or going off to college, living together a freshman year, which I vowed never to do again, to living together again. And senior year, to graduation, and off to Pittsburgh to start our careers. This is generally the point in the best man's speech where the best man would humiliate the groom with drunken stories of craziness. Unfortunately at college, when Joe was out getting drunken crazy, I was in the library. And after graduation, when Joe was down on the south side getting drunken crazy, I was working late. So I can't help you with those stories of humiliation. But I think these guys on my left if you really want one, can tell you about it later.

One thing I can tell you about Joe is this. I don't have a person in the world that I wouldn't call before Joe. Because he is always there for you when you really need it. And I've needed it a few times. And that's why I've no doubt that Joe is going to make a terrific husband. And Molly, you made an excellent choice. Speaking of Molly, I remember when Joe and Molly first started seeing each other. I got a call from Joe that said, hey, I'm seeing this new girl. I want you to come down and meet her. So I went to a bar to go meet her, and my first reaction was "what is she doing with a guy like Joe?" Well over the next several months, whether it was hanging out at Joe's house or going out to the bars or late-night take-out runs, I found out that Molly is a great person. And anyone that can put up with Joe for this long gets my blessing. Now for those of you who don't know me, I enjoy my singlehood. But looking at these two, and not just today because everybody should look at being great at their wedding, but whether it's hungover on a Sunday morning, those two sitting on the couch and their sweatpants, I can tell how much they mean to each other, how much they enjoy each other's company, how much they love each other. And that gives me hope. Hope that one day I too can find someone special. In all seriousness, to Joe and Molly, may you have a lifetime of happiness together, the best is yet to come. I love you guys.

5. Brother-In-Law Gives the Perfect Best Man Speech

Brother-in-law delivers a textbook start to finish great speech.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Nick's brother-in-law Chris. And I'm married to his beautiful sister, Ashley. And very quickly after Ashley brought me home to meet her family the first time, Nick became my annoying little brother that I was so fortunately not graced with in my own family. So we go back almost a decade at this point, which makes me feel sad and old. So, you know, I think they say the key to a good wedding speech is to shower the bride and groom with compliments. For Emily, that's easy. You know, she's great, she's smart. You know, she's pretty, she's kind, all those things. But for Nick, you got to dig a little deeper. You know, sometimes things like, you've got hair, intelligent words coming out of your mouth from time to time. He invited me to Florida once.

I'm going to give you three tips on marriage from my heart and hopefully they help you guys. So first one is for Nick. This is probably not the case right now because you guys are newlyweds, things are fun, it's new, all those good things. But at some point, things aren't always going to be easy. And when that happens, you need to learn to listen and communicate. So those are words of advice. Let's remember that. Next one, Emily, is for you. I would just give you the guidance to treat Nick in the same manner as you would a small child. Small words, lots of treats, don't move too quickly. Yeah, patience, you know, kid gloves, all those good things. And then the last one is for you too, Emily. You have married the textbook definition of a bandwagon fan. So I just want you to be aware that every year, whoever you are cheering for is probably going to change. And I can say that the smartest things individuals ever done is hitch his wagon to you. I'm confident he will be your number one fan for a very long time. I'd like everybody to raise a glass if you got it to the most important people in the room. And let's wish Nick and Emily a long marriage, lots of laughter, lots of love. Cheers. Emily, welcome to the family. Nick, congratulations on marrying up.

6. Younger Brother Knocks Best Man Speech Out of the Park

Tyler gets great laughs while also speaking with sincerity.

First off, I'd just like to have Ally stand up. Let's give it up to Ally. Ryan, thanks for coming. I'm pretty sure I'm the only thing standing between you all and the rest of the evening so I'll be sure to drag this out as long as possible.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Ryan's little brother, the best man, Tyler. But tonight isn't about me. At first, I was so excited. I was thrilled. My best friend up here is getting married which is so amazing. But it gets a little old. As you come to each family event, holidays, birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, my birthday even, all we're talking about is invitations, dresses, cake, and flowers. I mean the list just goes on and on and on. But in all seriousness, I've loved every second of it. To see you guys go and create this beautiful wedding is absolutely amazing just so I don't make the same mistakes at my wedding. So thank you, guys. Honestly, you guys did an awesome job putting this together. Please, let's give a round of applause to everyone involved.

Ryan and I met in the 90s. He was about four when I turned his life upside down. I was the little brother that he had always wanted. Somebody that could annoy him for life. Somebody that would beat him in every single aspect of his life. Really just someone for him to look up to at all times. In fact, let me fill you all in on how much Ryan has always aspired to be like me, the best man, the favorite child. So let's go back to middle school. For Ryan, I told him that I had a dream of being president of the school. So what did he do? Right before me, he ran for president and got it.

Not sure if you even remember this but there are a few times where you were just begging to look like me more and more. In fact, I took matters into my own hands and would dye my hair darker for Halloween to look more like you. So you're welcome for that. Then, how about high school? Years before Ryan chose to attend a Catholic High School, I told him I want to continue to wear uniforms for as long as possible. I want to attend a Catholic High School even though I'm not religious by any means. I want to play on the basketball team. Ryan did just that. Then college. Same thing. We both go to the same college. Real original, Ryan. Then what just like any first grader wants, I had big dreams. I wanted to go straight into custom software development at a very young age. Ryan followed right in my footsteps. Funny how months before I commit to buying and remodeling my first home, you do the exact same.

I've been more than happy to help guide you through life and be that perfect role model for you to look up to. Now, I'm happy to finally see you go off on your own path. In fact, I remember talking to you about Ally a few years ago. In the first couple months of you dating. To be honest, I kind of zoned out a little bit, and I just remember thinking you are such an idiot. You're young, single, fun. We have it all, and you're just gonna get down on one knee and throw this all away? I think it was at that point that you finally realized that you were gonna be the big brother for me to look up to. None of those other moments before were the case and now here we are you. See I grew up with my best friend. As you can tell, he's truly been the role model for me my whole life that I've looked up to. I even looked up to you so much that there's never even a reason or time to tell you because it was so obvious. Everyone can see it.

Please take the time to smell the roses because this will probably never happen again. You are incredibly intelligent. You're funny. You're determined. You're even almost as good-looking as me. Ryan, you are everything I could have asked for in a big brother. I'm so incredibly excited for you to share the rest of life with Ally.

7. Best Friend Gives an Excellent Best Man Speech

This speech contains the perfect combination of stories, laughter, and confident public speaking.

Hello, friends. It's a true honor and a pleasure to be up here tonight as Joe's best man. For those of you that don't know me, you probably met the groom for the first time today as well. Joe and I have literally been inseparable since we first met playing football on the playground of Market Street Elementary. He had a very anxious second grade. And as he still tells it to this day, if he had only grown to be six to eight inches taller and 40 to 50 pounds heavier, he would have been right at the top of Best Available in 2004. I've also had the pleasure of knowing Julie since our days together in middle school. And Julie, your dress is amazing. I'm so happy for both of you. I've never seen Joe happier. And as you know, I'm basically a member of Joe's family. And I know I speak for everyone on his side tonight when I say how incredibly proud and excited we all are to finally be able to officially welcome you to the family tonight. We love you.

Joe has always been my best friend. We grew up doing everything together. We've also been roommates. We've traveled all over together. Joe's the most loyal and genuine person I've ever met. He's always been there for me and everyone in my family. And he has been a completely irreplaceable best friend and a true gentleman that I will love till I take my last breath on this earth. And I know he will be a fantastic husband and incredible father. They'll always be there for Julie and everyone in her family.

Five years ago I was the one getting married. On my wedding day, Joe and I were in a room together at the front of the church, and I looked over and he's pacing back and forth nervously. And I said, "Joe, what is wrong? Looks like you're the one who's going to get married." I said, "you gotta relax. This is all gonna be over in 45 minutes and then it's going to be game on." And he snaps and he says, "it's going to be over for you in 45 minutes, but I have to speak in front of 250 people."

Now there's something I wanna let everyone in on that was said earlier today in private. Before the ceremony, Joe actually seemed pretty relaxed today. He was just cracking jokes with the priest. We're in the back room. I check those famous palms. It's not a drop of sweat. So at this point, I figure something's really wrong. So I pulled him aside and I just said, "Joe, you gotta be kidding me, today all day is the most important day of your life and you're gonna tell me you're not nervous?" And in only a way that Joe can do, he looks me right in the eye. He puts his hand on my shoulder and says, "Todd, when you know you've made the best decision in your life, what the hell is there to be nervous about?" And I thought it was beautiful and just perfectly expressed how excited Joe was today. And as my father always told us growing up, life is to share the world. Growing up, life is to share.

You and Julie have a chance to share our beautiful life together. Get out there and live it to the fullest. Each and every person in this room tonight loves you both dearly. We're all here to make sure that you two get the proper send off that you deserve. Well, everyone, please raise your glasses. And join me in its host to the new couple. The two finest human beings that I've ever met. May you have a happy and long marriage, Joe and Julie. Love you, both.

8. Lovely Best Man Speech from Older Brother

Jeff includes some great jokes and then is able to end on a heartwarming note.

My name is Jeff and I'm Brian's older brother and best man. I'd first like to start off by saying thank you to John and Anita Hardy for helping make this wedding possible. I'd also like to thank all of you for coming tonight, especially those of you that knew I'd be saying a few words. It's touching that you still decided to come.

Brian and I have been brothers now for a little over 22 years. In the course of 22 years, you really get to know someone well. I've seen Brian go from an annoying little kid to the slightly less annoying guy you see today. One of my earliest memories of Brian was him telling jokes that made absolutely no sense. Those of you who knew Brian as a kid may understand what I'm saying. Those of you who don't, let me give you a taste of one of Brian's best jokes. Why did the chicken cross the road? Because snakes don't like ice cream. FYI, Brian's jokes today aren't much funnier. I was even there when Brian discovered his first armpit hair. So as not to forget it, he circled it with a permanent marker. I found out this year, we still have the pictures to prove it.

There's one word I could use to describe Brian. It would be sneaky. Some of you may be wondering what I mean by that. You remember in the movie Mr. Deeds when the Butler would say don't underestimate the power of the sneakiness? In our house we couldn't underestimate the power of Brian's sneakiness. Now, I'm going to tell a story. It may be a little embarrassing for Brian. But it's his wedding and this is the only venue I can get away with telling it to a group of the size. And as I stand with a microphone on the opposite side of the table, I know there's nothing that he can do to stop me. When Brian was younger, he liked to spy on Stephen and ne with our girlfriends. And he was particularly interested in seeing if he could catch a glimpse of a kiss. I would be with my girlfriend downstairs. We'd be watching a movie, and having a good time. And little Brian would come sneaking down the stairs real quietly, find a hiding spot in the shadows and he'd watch. Hoping to see some very PG-rated action. And I'm not talking about the movie. There was even this one time that Brian decided to spy on Stephen. So he snuck into Stephen's room before he was back. And then returned shortly thereafter. The problem is that Brian got stuck in his hiding spot longer than he expected because he realized once they came in, leaving his hiding spot would blow his cover. So he stayed there. And he stayed there so long that he actually fell asleep. And did I mention that his hiding spot was Stephen's bathtub?

I don't think an accident of birth makes people brothers. It may make them siblings, but brotherhood is something that you have to work at. One of the greatest joys of my life has been watching my brothers grow up and after years of fighting finally becoming friends. As I was thinking about what I wanted to say tonight, I started thinking about brothers. What is a brother? Brothers have a keen understanding as to each other are from years of experience, seeing each other at our highs and at our lows. Brothers share inside jokes. Popcorn? Brothers remember staying up late with dad and then rushing to bed when we heard mom come home. Brothers understand that what mom doesn't know won't hurt her and that nobody likes a tattoo. Brothers understand that farting at the dinner table will earn you dish duty. But that if you make it silent, you could blame it on someone else. Though if you blame it on mom, that will definitely earn you dish duty. Brothers share childhood memories and grown up dreams. Even here tonight commemorating Brian moving on to the next stage of his life. I want to let you know I'm proud of you and the guy you become. You're one of the best guys that I know and one of the clearest ways that you've shown your character is in the woman you've chosen for your wife. Megan, you look absolutely beautiful tonight. And I can think of no one else I'd rather have joined our family or who would be a better wife to Brian than you. You're generous, selfless, loving and kind. You know, I've thought about this. I think I understand why Brian and Megan work so well together. It's because Brian appreciates perfection, which is why he appreciates Megan. And Brian, he deserves the best. So to my brother, my friend and his new wife, my new sister, let's raise our glasses to love, life, laughter, and happily ever after to Brian and Megan.

8. Best Man Gives Hilarious Short and Sweet Speech

Good evening, everybody. My name is Tanner for those who don't know. I've known Tyler since we were about nine years old. I'll try to make this short and sweet for you.

I'm going to tell a story of Tyler choosing his best man. Correct me if I'm wrong, Tyler. When Tyler wanted a best man, he went to the smartest man he knew. He said no. And then he went to the most handsome man he knew. He said no. And then we went to the most popular man he knew. And after being asked three times, I finally said yes. I'm just kidding. I was honored but everybody knows me being the best man is kind of like being called up for jury duty. You don't really want to do it but you have to do it now. Well all jokes aside, we're all here gathered for a beautiful celebration between Tyler and Amy. I've had the privilege of calling both of them my best friends. They are loving, wonderful, and kind. I'm so honored to be your best man today. So without further ado, cheers to the two of you. May you have a wonderful, long marriage.

9. Best Man Gives Great Concise Wedding Speech

Perfect balance of humor and sincerity.

Okay, how's everyone doing? Everyone got a drink? I'd like to thank the Academy for this award. It was such an honor to work with Martin Scorsese. That's the wrong one. Sorry guys. Busy weekend.

Okay, Kyle's wedding. My name is Mark and I'm Kyle's brother. Kyle is the person I looked up to the most as a kid. He's cool and likable and he's got a great sense of humor. I never met anyone that met my brother that didn't like him. Any of his friends that are here will tell you that Kyle is a good friend. He's the kind of person you can always have a good time with. As long as he's in control of the music, picks a type of beer we're drinking. The people we're with. The place we're doing. And what we're gonna do when we get there. That's the truth. That's all I got. Our childhood wasn't without tension or fighting. We'd fight of course as siblings do. We were a terror for our babysitters. And nightmares at the grocery store. Sorry, mom. But I remember as bad as the fighting got and as intense and heated as things would become the fights never came to blows. And I think that's a good thing. It's a good home. We would always fight like gentlemen wearing tight spandex and doused and baby oil. As I saw Kyle move through his life, I saw him obtain some great traits. He's a hard worker and he's a good leader. He's caring and he's committed to his family, which is much bigger now. So how are y'all doing over there? How are y'all doing? Good? Okay. I'm gonna keep this short. I promise. He is a much better cornhole player these days too, which is good. Now I can stop taking it easy on him every game. That's true. He improved himself so much over the years and since he met Charmaine, she's made him even better. I'm so glad that you came around Charmaine because he helped my brother be kinder and more considerate. You're always encouraging him to put himself and someone else's shoes and be more sensitive to everyone's feelings. Yet, sensitive. That's commendable work and I thank you for it. It's not hard to see why my brother fell in love with Charmaine. She's very smart, sweet, gracious, and pleasant to be around. That she is.

Asking Charmaine to marry you is the best decision you ever made and I'm truly thankful that she said yes. As proud as I am of Kyle today, I'm equally proud to welcome you to our family, Charmaine. The love and happiness in your heart are easily felt by all those around you. I'm so proud of you. My heart is so full and it raises my spirits to see you get married today. Speaking of raising, let's all raise our glasses for Kyle and Charmaine. I wish you a married life full of successes, years of blissful love, uncontainable joy, harmony, and good fortune. Thank you, Kyle and Charmaine.

10. Best Man and Brother Gives Great Excellent Speech

This best man speech is hilarious and full of love.

I just want to say welcome everybody. It's not every day you get to celebrate such a wonderful once in a lifetime achievement. As many of you have heard, I've actually graduated law school. So thank you for celebrating this wonderful time. Thank you. Thank you. There's also a wedding, but I know why you're all here. So thank you very much everyone for coming here. Being asked to be someone's best man is a lot like being called to jury duty. You don't really want to go, but you have to, you have to put on a suit and pretend to be an outstanding member of the community. And the only difference is I didn't have a say in the life sentence that was passed today.

So, so for those of you who don't know me, my name is Ryan. I'm Reese's brother. For those of you who do know me, I apologize. So I'm here to talk about Reese. Reese named me his best man. Loyal, caring, sincere, honest, and a great man. But enough about me, I am here to talk about Reese. Where to start with Reese? Where to start with Reese? Well, he's handsome, witty, intelligent, charming. I can't read your handwriting. What do you want me to say here?  You're beautiful inside and out? That's what it is. Yeah. I see that now. Thank you. Reese is my brother. I got to grow up with Reese. We grew up on a ranch a little isolated. So Reese and I were all we had growing up and it was awesome. I could not ask for a better brother. I could not be more proud of the man you are today. Congratulations to you. Truly, truly proud of you. I do have to say, Reese, just how lucky you are. You get to leave here today with a wife who is warm, loving, and caring. And Nicole, you're pretty lucky as well. You get to leave here with an awesome dress and a wonderful set of bouquet flowers.

I remember the first time I met Nicole. Never met her before. Never heard about her before. She came along with us on a family vacation. As some of you who know, Reese and I are rather large gentlemen and she was forced to take a rather long road trip sitting in the back seat between the two of us. That can't even imagine how awkward that was for you. But here we are today and I couldn't be happier about it. Nicole, you're a wonderful human being. I'm so glad to be here. It's just amazing how nice and caring you are towards Reese. All those of you who know Nick know that she is a wonderful caring person. She truly deserves a good husband. But thankfully you met her before she found one. No, no, no, no. We all know Nicole is a wonderful person who deserves the perfect guy. Too bad you don't always get what you deserve. No, Nicole, congratulations. You don't get to choose your family, especially the family. Your family is choosing for you. But I could not ask for a better sister and I am truly really thankful that you have come into our lives. So thank you, Nicole, for that. So anyway, here's to you two. Here's to my brother, Reese and Nicole. May you two have a wonderful happy life together.

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