Organisation gives best man speech advice

MEMBERS of a borough organisation have put their heads together to create a book to help men through one of the most stressful days of their lives.

Whitley Bay Round Table has been asking people in the area to submit their best man speeches, advice and incriminating footage, which has been compiled into a definitive guide to writing the best man’s speech.

The foolproof best man’s speech manual that can be viewed at

Jason Thomson, round table vice president, said: “The best man’s speech is notorious for daring jokes and embarrassing anecdotes, but these can go spectacularly wrong.

“Understandably, the speech is something that best men across the UK worry about, and from reading some of the stories we’ve had sent in, it seems a lot of them end up making hilarious gaffes.

“If we can help just one man to avoid red faces and awkward silences at his best friend’s wedding breakfast, we’ll be very happy.”

The guide includes a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts, ranging from good common sense tips like starting with a joke, to obscure but important hints, such as not re-using material from the internet.

Jason added: “For men in across the country, the manual will provide a welcome modern day reference when it comes to doing their wedding day duty.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with emails offering advice for would-be best men from both our members and the general public, and we’d like to thank them for helping us to create such a comprehensive, well rounded guide.”

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