How do I overcome the nervousness of giving a best man speech?

December 8, 2013 | By

Question by wade: How do I overcome the nervousness of giving a best man speech?
Hi so I was chosen to be the best man and my best friends wedding (who wouldve thought lol), and I am just so so nervous! How am I able to overcome this nervousness?? Any advice will help please and thank you

Best answer:

Answer by Starlight
Imagine it going really well. Don't let yourself imagine worse-case scenarios. They wouldn't have chosen you if they thought you would do a bad job, so keep telling yourself you CAN do it. You definitely can.

Then, be prepared. Look up best man's speeches online to get some ideas, but make sure it's personal. Write your speech well in advance, perhaps with someone else that you trust, but not too many people, because you'll get too much conflicting advice. Practise it a lot. Keep it at a reasonable length.

Lastly, breathe! Do not forget to enjoy the wedding. It's going to be a good day and your giving the bride and groom a great gift by speaking for them. :) You're going to be fine!

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