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The Best man’s Speech

The best man’s speech is one part of the wedding reception that guests have come to look out for. This is because it can go either of two ways: extremely amazing or extremely embarrassing. With either of the two ways, there is usually some scandalous story in there that picks up the tempo of the reception. We personally would like you to give an extremely amazing best man’s speech, so we’ve put together some general tips that could help.


• Avoid Too Much Drinking
Yes, we know it’s a wedding reception and you’ll be tempted because you’re a little nervous, but trust us when we say that too much drinking will not help at all. For one thing, the more you drink, the more likely you are to slur your words. What’s a speech if your audience can’t understand a word of what you’re saying? A better way to go about relaxing yourself is to take off your shoes or lessen your tie a bit.

• Be Concise
The longer you go on talking for, the more inclined you are to ramble. Your audience might even get bored and lose interest. Keep your speech concise and a couple of jokes thrown in will not hurt.

• Speaking About Jokes
Jokes are fun and a good way to make your speech interesting. Just remember that it’s the wedding couple’s big day and the goal is not to embarrass them. You do not want to be the best man that ruined the wedding day for the couple.

• Watch Your Language
A wedding reception is usually full of both family and friends of the bride and the groom. Your speech is not the time to throw in words that you do not understand. Especially if those words are in a language that you are not familiar with. Swear words are also not a good idea as they will only end up making a bad impression of you.

• Prepare
Yes, prepare. It might be the best man’s speech, but going there to say things off the top of your head is bound to produce an extreme fail! Use flashcards if necessary, but a little improvising here and there won’t hurt either.

Bluff Mountain Inn is the best location for your wedding in Sevierville. We offer amazing wedding services and would find it an honor to host you on your special day. We can also help with the planning for your event so contact us right now.

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