A Guide to Groom’s Speech Humour

It’s not only the best man’s job to deliver a funny speech. Sure, a groom’s speech is serious business, but making it monotonous is not the best way to approach it. Instead, using hints of healthy humorous spread evenly throughout the speech will make it a success.

If you are confused about the kind of jokes that are appropriate for a groom’s speech, we’ve got you covered. We have prepared a guide to including the most hilarious comedy in your groom’s speech, while still keeping it real.

No traditional wedding jokes

People rarely want to listen to wedding clichés, and if they do, leave them for the best man speech. Instead, use original humour for your speech. Something that will illustrate the quirks of your partner, and how you love them for them.

People rarely want to listen to wedding clichés, and if they do, leave them for the best man speech. Instead, use original humour for your speech. Something that will illustrate the quirks of your partner, and how you love them for them.

Some ideas to get you started

  • Try mentioning events and quirks other people don’t know about. Now keep in mind that they don’t need to be downright embarrassing. The objective is to reveal something surprising, like an unusual obsession or a cute celebrity crush.
  • You can also joke about yourself, and how your partner makes up for things you lack. Exaggerate your weaknesses and how your partner helps you overpower them.
  • Similarly, you can also choose to talk about contrasting characteristics between you and your bride. For instance, most men are careless and untidy, while women are obsessed with cleanliness and order.
  • At last, keep in mind that people love observational humour. Talking about the quirks of your relationship is not only a source of great comedic content, but also illustrates how these little imperfections make your relationship perfect.

Pitfalls to avoid

When it comes to making jokes in a speech, there is a lot you need to keep in mind. While it is true that the groom’s speech is pretty straightforward, make sure you avoid the following things to make sure things don’t get boring or awkward:

  • Try not to go overboard with the jokes. Best man speeches are great for making the guests laugh. For the groom’s speech, stick to a few mild jokes and concentrate on making it special and heartwarming.
  • While it is great if your ‘thank you’ s’ involve some humour, make sure you don’t leave anyone out.
  • Try to keep your speech, jokes, and stories short and concise. Your guests are going to have to hear at least a few speeches, and you don’t want them to get bored during yours.
  • Lastly, being funny is not as important as making your bride feel special. Even if it seems a little boring, a heartfelt and loving tribute is any day better than some remotely funny rambling.
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Date Posted: Monday 19th February 2018

Author: Barry ONeil