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Normally people go to weddings to be a part of the celebration and wish the newlyweds good health and happiness and that's a good reason for attending a wedding. Well, the food and the drink served at the wedding reception party are also great attractions. However, the guests are also keen to hear the wedding speeches especially the best man speech. Since it has been highly rated since the beginnings of wedding speeches it is the most popular of all the speeches at a wedding. In this article we are going to discuss about the importance and significance of best man speech opening lines. How important are the opening lines in this speech? Read on to find out…

Sometime good speeches are hard to come by but the best man speech is normally laced with personality, funny, short and sweet, and loaded with amusing anecdotes. The format of this speech should be where the best man introduces himself, thanks the bridesmaids, and thanks everyone for attending and other various observations about the wedding. He introduces the next speaker after he toasts the bride and groom.

At some point the best man shifts his focus to the bride and groom, commenting on how they met, amusing stories they did together waiting for the wedding day, and other sentimental stories on the love they share. But how does he get to the point where everyone in the room really listens to him? He uses icebreakers! Little one sentence comments that set the tone of his whole speech.

The best man speech opening lines are the most important part of his speech. If you want to grab the attention of the guests then you need to open your speech with an anecdote, joke or what they call one liners, or a comment geared to relaxing the audience and setting everyone's mind to enjoyment.  If you don't then you'll lose the audience and everyone will stop listening and start their own conversation and you'll end up trying to talk over them. So, don't underestimate your opening lines for setting the tone and style for your best man speech.

Some examples of best man opening lines are as follows: (try to think up your own but you can use these if you must)

  • "Ladies and Gentlemen, I don't plan on speaking too long today because of my health…the Groom has threatened to strangle me if I speak too long."
  • "As a married man I'm not used to speaking without interruption, so my best man speech will be a short one."
  • "Ladies and gentlemen today marks a sad day for single men as another gorgeous girl steps beyond our reach, and girls, I'm sure John entering marriage has barely registered among you."
  • "Relationships are built on trust and understanding, she doesn't trust him and he doesn't understand her..."

These are just some of the opening lines you can use for your best man speech. Remember, it's not a comedy act; icebreakers are used to relax the guests and calm them down so they can listen to your speech.

You can use unique opening lines geared just to the bride and groom but be careful about using lines that only a few will understand. You'll lose your audience if you do and you want them to listen to what you have to say and not lose interest. Try to keep you best man speech on track. It's easy to get side tracked if you're not careful. It has been noticed that the greatest of wedding speeches have great opening lines to begin with and best man speeches are no exceptions - so, you initially need to emphasize on the best man speech opening lines more than anything else in order to give a compelling start to your best man speech.

Best Man Speech Opening Lines


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