If you've read our post on how to make a great best man speech , you'll know that we recommend starting with a joke, and today, we're sharing 23 foolproof examples! Boasting everything from eyeroll-worthy classics to offbeat gags, our round-up of funny opening lines is sure to have something to suit your personal style - many of them can be customised to pack an even bigger punch on the day. Kick off with one of these gems, and you'll not only put the audience at ease, but you'll set yourself up for a terrific wedding speech. Good luck!
I am all these things — so why on earth did Paula have to go and marry Mark? Everyone sends their love, and the wife asks if you could send us a picture of the beaming bride and groom, mounted. You never could resist bloody sticking your oar in, could you? Weddings are a time of happiness, not sadness, but we both agreed that we could let this occasion pass without Dad getting a mention. This is a man who scrubs his scalp every night with Ajax and Brillo Pad. Wrong gig. We used to make a teabag last a week.
Just remember to go easy on them and leave the innuendo to the best man! Image: Jordanna Marston. But I know I need to tread carefully. They deserve a good husband.
Prince William snuck in a lighthearted joke about his younger brother Prince Harry during his speech at his wedding reception 10 years ago on April 29, As he thanked those who'd helped make the day he wed Kate Middleton so special, he referred to harpist Claire Jones , who was among the entertainers at the Buckingham Palace afternoon reception. He said, 'Thank goodness Claire turned up to play the harp because otherwise, we'd have to get my brother to play it instead. He was very accommodating and warm.