Feel free to incorporate a prop into your Best Man speech. Your prop can be as simple as an embarrassing picture of the Groom to something elaborate like this video. Whichever prop you choose, just remember, that it shouldn't distract from your Best Man speech so choose wisely.
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Don't rush through your Best Man speech. Milk every minute of your being the Best Man because this position is an honor you may not experience again. During your speech, when you have command of everyone's undivided attention, bask in it and don't go Speedy Gonzalez on yourself and your speech.
Aside from not insulting the Bride and not cursing, there are no hard rules to a Best Man speech. So, if, while putting together your wedding toast you feel overwhelmed, remind yourself of this tip.
Feel free to move around during your wedding toast. Shift your weight from one leg to another. Even take a few steps here and there. Movement can help keep you relaxed while masking, as well as keeping at bay, any nervous ticks you may have. Plus, there's no rule stating that you have to stand still during your entire Best Man speech.
This goes without saying but let's point it out anyway: Do NOT curse in your Best Man speech. Why you ask? There are many reasons why you shouldn't curse but we'll give you the two biggies. One, it's so you retain your dignity. And, two, most weddings have children in attendance. So, unless you have enough "earmuffs" to pass around to said children, we recommend you refrain from cursing during your toast.
Unless you give speeches for a living and/or are a quick-on-your-feet master bullsh*tter, don't wing your Best Man speech. We repeat, do not wing your Best Man speech.This tip slash fact applies to 99% of the population - more than likely including you - so we recommend you prepare and practice your Best Man speech.
Don't worry too much about proper grammar. We don't; and it's because your wedding toast isn't about proving your mastery of the English language. Your Best Man speech is about you, the stories and jokes about the Groom, how you share those stories, and the couple. You were chosen as the best man because the Groom digs you for who you are - don't let grammar get in your way.