Groomsmen Gifts


“Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”
Barnett R. Brickner (author)
  1. Be concise.
    Plan to speak about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Speak from the heart.
    Be authentic with your comments and feelings.
  3. Have a beginning, middle and end.
    • Introduce yourself.
      Giving a brief explanation of how you know each other and how long you’ve been best friends.
    • Face the groom.
      Thank him for asking you to be his best man, and express what it means to you.
    • Thank everyone.
      Let them know how special it is that they are there to celebrate the bride & groom’s love.
    • Tell a short joke or story (if you’d like).
      Make sure it fits the groom’s personality (a funny quality/habit/experience), is appropriate for all ages and complements the rest of your toast.
    • Tell a story about the groom.
      Share a positive part of the groom’s character, and how it’s had an impact on your friendship.
    • Talk about him as a husband.
      Share a story or list of reasons why you feel he will make a great husband.
    • Talk about the bride.
      Share a story or list of reasons why she is such a good fit for him.
    • Talk about her as a wife.
      Share a story or list of reasons why the bride would make a great wife.
    • Offer marriage advice.
      Share something you’ve heard or experienced firsthand.
    • Ask for support.
      Encourage everyone in the room to support the love they share.
    • Close your toast.
      Ask: “if everyone would please raise their glass to the bride and groom”, and then add your own personal congratulations statement like: “May their love grow stronger each and every day of their lives.” Then, take a big sip.
  4. Practice.
    You will be nervous, so be familiar with what you’re going to say.
  5. Listen to yourself.
    Critique your toast by listening to a recording of it.
  6. Make it better.
    Get feedback from someone you know will give you honest criticism.
  7. Bring notes.
    Use them only if you really need them.