Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • How to tell the bride she’s absolutely amazing (without sounding like a total sap)
  • Hilarious stories that show just how brilliant she is (and how lucky your mate is to have her)
  • The secret to complimenting her stunning look (even if you can’t tell a fascinator from a fedora)

Ready to become the best best man ever? Let’s dive in!

The TL;DR Version

If you’re short on time, here’s the quick and dirty version of what to say about the bride on the wedding day:

  1. Tell everyone why she’s incredible (think: kind, smart, funny as hell)
  2. Share side-splitting stories that show her awesomeness
  3. Compliment her gorgeous look (even if you can’t tell a cummerbund from a crumpet)
  4. Give a shout out to her amazing family (brownie points for funny stories)

That’s it! Cover those key points and you’ll be golden. But if you want to take your speech from good to unforgettable, keep reading for all the juicy details.

Want help with the Stay Party planning too? Talk to our team of experts at Stagmadness. We’ll help you sort it in no time.

Why Your Words About the Bride Matter

Alright, gents, here’s the deal. The best man speech is a big bloody deal, not just for the groom, but for the bride too. It’s your chance to show her just how much she means to your mate and to welcome her into your crazy crew. And you can go down in history for one of the best wedding speeches of all time.

Think about it – she’s probably been stressing about this wedding for months, if not years. She’s planned every detail, from the flowers to the favours, all to create the perfect day. And now, it’s finally here! She’s all dolled up, looking absolutely stunning, and ready to celebrate her love with all her nearest and dearest.

That’s where you come in. As the best man, you’ve got a unique opportunity to make her feel truly special. Your words can make her laugh, cry (happy tears, of course), and feel like the most important person in the room. And trust us, when you do it right, she’ll remember your speech for years to come.

So, don’t just wing it or settle for a few generic lines or bad marriage advice. Put some thought into it, and craft a speech that does justice to the incredible woman she is. Not only will it mean the world to her, but it’ll also score you major points with your mate (and maybe even some of those single bridesmaids).

We’ve got three other articles to help you with your speech. Check these out:

How to Express Your Admiration

Now that you know why your words matter, let’s talk about how to express your admiration for the bride. And no, we don’t mean just saying “she’s really nice” or “she makes my mate happy.” C’mon, lads, we can do better than that!

Share Her Amazing Qualities

First, think about all the things that make her awesome. Is she kind, always ready to lend a hand? Is she smart as a whip, with a killer sense of humour? Does she have a heart of gold, always putting others before herself? Whatever her best qualities are, make sure to highlight them in your speech at the wedding reception.

Maybe something like: “I’ve never met anyone as compassionate as Sarah. She’s always the first to offer help, whether you need a shoulder to cry on or a partner in crime for a wild adventure. And don’t even get me started on her wit – this girl can make even the most boring story hilarious. Seriously, mate, you’ve hit the jackpot with this one!”

See? That’s much better than just saying she’s nice. By sharing specific examples of her awesomeness, you’re painting a picture of who she really is and why she’s so special.

Tell Embarrassing (But Endearing) Stories

Another great way to show your admiration? Sharing embarrassing stories that showcase her incredible qualities. And if you can make them funny, even better! People love a good laugh, and the personal touch will make your speech that much more memorable.

For example: “I’ll never forget the time Kate organised a surprise party for Steve’s birthday. She spent weeks planning every detail, from the guest list to the decorations. And on the big day, she even managed to keep him distracted with a wild goose chase around town while we all snuck into their flat. The look on his face when he walked in and saw all of us there? Priceless! That’s just the kind of thoughtful and sneaky girlfriend she is.”

A story like that not only shows how much she cares, but also gives a glimpse into her fun-loving personality. Plus, it’s a great way to get the wedding guests laughing and feeling more connected to the bride.

Compliment Her Stunning Appearance

Alright, lads, it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room: how absolutely stunning the bride looks today. I know, I know, you might be thinking, “But I don’t know anything about dresses or makeup!” Trust us, you don’t need to be a fashion expert to make her feel like a million bucks.

Start with something simple, like: “When Sarah first walked down the aisle, I swear the whole room gasped. She looks absolutely breathtaking in that dress – like a real-life princess. Steve, mate, I don’t know how you managed to keep your cool up there. I would’ve been a blubbering mess!”

See? Easy peasy. Just speak from the heart and let her know how amazing she looks. And if you really want to go the extra mile, this is the perfect time to throw in a little something about how her smile lights up the room or how her happiness is contagious. She’ll be beaming from ear to ear, guaranteed.

Don’t Forget the Supporting Cast

Now, while the bride is definitely the star of the show, don’t forget about her supporting cast. Yep, we’re talking about her family. These are the people who’ve been there for her through thick and thin, and who’ve probably helped make this beautiful wedding a reality.

Take a moment to acknowledge their love and support, and share any funny or heartfelt stories you might have about them. Something like: “I’ve got to give a special shout out to Sarah’s parents, John and Mary. Not only have they raised an incredible daughter, but they’ve also been like a second family to Steve. I’ll never forget the time they took us all on a camping trip and John taught us how to fish. Well, he tried to teach us, anyway. I’m pretty sure the only thing we caught was a cold!”

A little anecdote like that will show that you appreciate the important people in the bride’s life, and it’ll probably earn you some brownie points with the in-laws. Win-win! 

Do this part really well and the groom will thank you for making his mother-in-law into a friend for life.

Bringing It All Together

Alright, gents, we’ve covered a lot of ground here. You’ve got the tools to express your admiration, share hilarious stories, compliment her stunning appearance, and give a nod to her amazing family. Now it’s time to bring it all together into one unforgettable speech.

As you’re putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), keep these tips in mind:

  1. Be genuine. Your words will only land if they come from a place of sincerity.
  2. Keep it clean. This isn’t the time for those raunchy jokes from your last lads’ night out.
  3. Practice, practice, practice. The more you run through your speech, the more confident you’ll feel on the big day.
  4. Have a backup plan. Keep some cue cards handy in case your mind goes blank (it happens to the best of us).

And most importantly, remember to raise a glass to the happy couple! Something like: “To Sarah and Steve – may your love be as endless as your adventures, and may your adventures be as wild as your love. Cheers!”

With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you’re well on your way to giving a speech that the bride will cherish forever. So, take a deep breath, mate, and get ready to knock their socks off. You’ve got this!


What are some funny things to say about the bride?

Share humorous anecdotes or quirky observations that highlight the bride’s unique personality traits, such as her infectious laughter, adventurous spirit, or kind heart. Keep the humour light-hearted and respectful. Humour is one of the key elements of a best man’s speech.

How can I avoid clichés when talking about the bride?

Focus on specific, personal stories that illustrate the bride’s best qualities, rather than relying on generic phrases like “kind” or “beautiful.” Share anecdotes that show her compassion, intelligence, or sense of humour in action.

Should I include inside jokes?

Use inside jokes sparingly and provide enough context for all guests to understand and appreciate them. While they can add a personal touch, too many obscure references may alienate some guests. But a killer punchline can make the whole speech better.

How to balance humour and sincerity in the speech?

Intersperse heartfelt sentiments with a favorite story to strike a balance between humour and sincerity. Begin and end with sincere expressions of appreciation for the bride, and ensure that your humour comes from a place of love and respect.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, lads – your ultimate guide to what to say about the bride in your best man speech. Remember, this is your chance to make her feel special, appreciated, and absolutely chuffed to bits. So, put in the effort, speak from the heart, and watch as she lights up with joy.

And who knows? Maybe your speech will be so legendary that people will be talking about it for weddings to come. But even if it’s not, know that you’ve played a part in making this day unforgettable for the happy couple. And that, my friends, is what being a best man is all about.

So, raise your glass, take a bow, and get ready to celebrate the married couple and love in all its wild, wonderful glory. Cheers!

Veronika Tomasikova

Stag expert since 2019 Veronika has dedicated herself to exploring and sampling all the adrenaline-filled activities, bars and clubs to ensure only the best make the cut! With over 3100 Bachelor Parties organised her know-how guarantees an Epic trip!