Speech search

The most nervous person at a wedding is often not the blushing bride or awaiting groom, but the man who has the hardest act to deliver – the best man.

Wedding receptions through the years have seen a wide variety of gaffes, guffaws and downright insults delivered by best men, but now help is at hand.

Stonehaven Round Table is creating the definitive guide for men to perform the perfect best man’s speech and is looking for examples, both good and bad, from people in Kincardineshire.

John Payne, President of Round Table, said: “Round Table has been built around providing a network of advice and camaraderie for men aged 18-45 since 1927, and therefore our members are well placed for understanding the stress of being a best man!

“We are appealing to people in Stonehaven to send us their favourite best man stories, anecdotes and if possible speeches. We know that many people have their weddings filmed nowadays, so we’re hoping to receive some great clips of what to do/say or, perhaps, examples of what not to do/say.”

People who think they have tips, examples or footage that should be shared or will help the Stonehaven Round Table create its guide should email bestman@roundtable.org.uk.