Best Man Toasts: 21 Ways to End Your Speech

Part of the best man speech includes making a toast to the bride and groom - here are 21 best man toasts to inspire you!

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One of the duties involved in giving the perfect best man speech is to give a toast to the newlyweds – you’ll have to ask everyone to raise their glasses and drink to the happy couple and their future together. It’s the ideal way to end a best man’s speech. We’ve got some great toast examples for you to use.

The Traditional Toast

Sometimes the traditional way is the best – play it safe with a classic and heart-warming toast like one of these…

“Please join me in raising a glass to the happy couple – to [NAME] and [NAME]”

Traditional best man toast example

“I’d like you all to join me in wishing the new Mr and Mrs [NAME] all the wealth, health and happiness in the world. To the bride and groom”

Best man toast example

“To my best friend and his beautiful bride: the new Mr and Mrs [NAME]”

Traditional best man toast

“Please make sure your glasses are charged and join me in toasting the new Mr and Mrs [NAME]. Ladies and gentlemen, to the bride and groom!”

Toast to the bride and groom

“They say you don’t marry the person you can live with, you marry the person you can’t live without. That sums up [NAME] and [NAME] perfectly. To the happy couple”

Toast for the best man

“Here is a toast to a perfect couple – to a long life together filled with happiness, adventure and lots of wonderful memories.”

Heartfelt wedding toast

“To [NAME] and [NAME] – here is to a lifetime of love and happiness”

sentimental wedding toast

“Raise your glass and join me in a toast, to [NAME] and [NAME] – may you always be friends as well as lovers”

Toast to the new mr and mrs

The Funny Toast

If you’ve peppered your speech with lots of best man jokes, continue in the same fashion and finish with a funny best man toast. Here are a few examples to give you an idea.

“For one more time, I’m going to ask everyone to charge their glasses and – for those who still can – stand, and raise a glass to the newlyweds”

funny wedding toast

“Part of the best man speech involves a toast and for me, the best kind of toast is French toast. So, buvons à ce couple heureux”

Silly wedding toast for a best man

“Please can everyone join me in toasting two young – well, quite young anyway – people in love. To the bride and groom”

Joke best man toast

“To the two things that make a great marriage – having a good sense of humour and selective hearing. To [NAME] and [NAME]”

Jokey best man toast

“Before we raise our glasses to the happy couple, I’d like to make a toast to wives and lovers everywhere – may they never, ever cross paths!”

Funny toast for the best man

“To [NAME] and [NAME] – we all knew [GROOM’S NAME] had found the one when he started spending more time with [BRIDE’S NAME] than he did playing on his Xbox!”

Best man toast with a joke about the groom

“[BRIDE] and [GROOM], before I finish, I’d like you to turn to face each other. You’re now looking into the eyes of the person who is statistically most likely to murder you. To the bride and groom!”

Funny best man toast

The Toast with a Quote

If you really want to wow the guests and have a wedding speech ending that will resonate with everyone, go a bit elaborate and look to include a quote. We’ve got some inspirational quotes about love and marriage to inspire you.

“I would like to end on some wise words from Socrates: ‘My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.’ To the bride and groom!”

philosophical best man toast

“Here’s one of my favourite Oscar Wilde quotes: ‘The man who says his wife can’t take a joke forgets that she took him.’ To [NAME] and [NAME].”

Oscar Wilde best man toast quote

“Before we raise a glass to the newlyweds, I’d like to share a Pauline Thomason quote with you: ‘Love is blind – marriage is the eye-opener.’ To the happy couple!”

Best man toast quote

“Here’s a poem by Ogden Nash to finish on: to keep a marriage brimming with love in the loving cup, where you are wrong, admit it, and when you are right, shut up! To [NAME] and [NAME]”

poem for a best man toast

“To [NAME] and [NAME] – here’s an Antoine de Saint-Exupery quote to finish on: ‘Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.’”

Quote best man toast

“Before we raise our glasses, I’d like to share this Mignon McLaughlin quote with [NAME] and [NAME]: ‘A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.’”

Best man toast idea

Make sure you read our guide to overcoming wedding speech nerves to ensure you deliver your speech flawlessly!



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