Best Man Speech Toasts

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]”

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

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

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

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“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”

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

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

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

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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”

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“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”

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

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

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“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!”

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

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“[NAME] and [NAME], 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 happy couple!”

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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!”

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“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].”

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“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!”

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“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]”

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“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.’”

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“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.’”

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