Best Man Jokes

Are they funny or just tacky?

The majority of best man jokes that you will find on the internet are terrible. Most are tacky, rude, overused, boring, embarrassing, and often degrading. You are far better off to incorporate small anecdotes and stories about the groom, and his new wife if you know her well enough. Everyone loves to hear something personal and will appreciate that much more than a tasteless joke that has been told a million times before. Very few people can pull that off and, if you are not a natural speaker, you will give a better best man speech by saying something from the heart.

There is a delicate balance between humor and bad taste, so if you are planning to add a few humorous jokes or anecdotes, always test them out on at least two people in advance. One of those testers should be a woman. You must be the judge of your audience and remember that there will be a mix of generations among the guests. Committed to incorporating some jokes in your toast? Here are few jokes and pranks that many have used in the past to wide success.

"Firstly, i would like to say that (insert grooms name), i'm sure every body here today believes, that you are a very very, very lucky young man, you have taken (insert brides name) hand in marriage. We all know that (insert brides name) is smart, funny, warm, loving and caring, and by all accounts she deserves a good husband, so thank god you married her before she found one."

"Ladies & gentlemen, it's been such an exciting day that I'm absolutely speechless... which is probably very good news for most of you."

"Ladies & gentlemen, In the interests of being 'politically correct', I've removed any controversial material from this speech... (pause)... Thank you very much and good afternoon. (Make as if to sit down.)"

"When Jon asked me to be his Best Man I was extremely proud but a little nervous. So I asked advice from different people and I was given this sage old piece of wisdom - 'Imagine you audience naked'... (pause)...Okay, done that......Now I'm terrified."

A truly classic prank is to do the following:

Collect a lot of keys from the wedding party/friends WITHOUT the bride and groom's knowledge. Pass them out to as many women as possible (swearing them to secrecy). During your speech, announce the "The bride realises that the groom has had a lot of girlfriends over the years. She would appreciate it if any of them who have keys to his place could please return them." This is the cue for all the women to bring their keys to the wedding party table. Try to get a couple of pregnant women in the group and maybe somebody's grandma.



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