Wedding Speeches

Great Best Man Speech Videos (for your wedding speech inspiration)

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Best man speeches are a perfect example of the phrase “You really had to have been there.” So much of speech’s success depends on the atmosphere in the room, the mood of the crowd, and other factors that can’t be conveyed in a video or audio recording.

On the other hand, if you’re preparing a best man toast, watching videos of other speeches can be useful. You can learn a bit about pacing, see which pitfalls to avoid, even steal a joke or two (we won’t say anything).

With that in mind, we’ve prepared this rundown of some of the best Best Man speeches we could find on YouTube. Whether you plan to savagely roast the groom, or smother the couple with sentimental good vibes, we’ve got you covered.

Sibling Speeches

1. Younger brother Anthony lands a few zingers before becoming appropriately choked-up at this black tie affair. 

  • Humor index: 8
  • Sweetness Score: 7
  • Roast Factor: 6

2. Joe drops some poetic lines to roast his brother Tim.

  • Humor Index: 7
  • Sweetness Score: 6
  • Roast Factor: 7

3. Alan ignores nature’s call to deliver a funny ode to his younger brother.

  • Humor Index: 9
  • Sweetness Score: 7
  • Roast Factor: 6

4. Opening with a swipe at Google is always a sure thing…

Funny best man speech

FAR too many best man speeches begin with: "I didn't really know what to say so I Googled 'best man speeches'…" However, on one occasion a best man worked that intro into a very clever joke…

Posted by Wedding Videographer Brisbane – Your Wedding Story on Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Humor Index: 8
  • Sweetness Score: 9
  • Roast Factor: 5

5. The brother of the bride delivers a few zingers aimed at his sister, but keeps things appropriately sentimental.

  • Humor Index: 8
  • Sweetness Score: 7
  • Roast Factor: 6

Musicals, Rap Battles and More

6. If you’re not sure you can do a credible stand-up routine, you can always attempt the satirical folk-song…

Awesome Best Man Speech

Bravo 👏 🤵👰

Posted by Profit Squirrel on Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Humor Index: 9
  • Sweetness Score: 6
  • Roast Factor: 8

7. Ahh, the white person rap: a classic that can often go wrong. If you’re going to try this, do like this couple, and keep things in a humorous vein.

Maid of Honor, Best Man Speech

What is the best Maid of Honor or Best Man speech you've seen? This Maid of Honor and Best Man wowed attendees at a wedding at John Ball Zoo with their creative speech! Check it out: http://bit.ly/2x4qjLx

Posted by FOX 17 on Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Humor Index: 5
  • Sweetness Score: 7
  • Roast Factor: 6

8. If used correctly, props can be an asset.

Lad Does Best Man Speech As A Flight Attendant

This lad gave a brilliant opening to his best man speech in the form of a flight safety announcement 😂👏🏻

Posted by LADbible on Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Humor Index: 8
  • Sweetness Score: 6
  • Roast Factor: 7

9. The flash mob is a good excuse for bringing in the whole crowd, which takes the pressure off the speaker. 

  • Humor Index: 4
  • Sweetness Score: 8
  • Roast Factor: 4

10. The Freudian slip is always a winner–the only problem is it can’t be planned in advance, by nature. (Wait for it at 2:08.)

  • Humor Index: 9
  • Sweetness Score: 7
  • Roast Factor: 6

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