Organisation looks for best man tales for a new guide

A BOROUGH organisation is appealing for as many anecdotes as possible as it looks to create a resource for those chosen to be the best man at a wedding.

Whitley Bay Round Table is planning to put together the definitive guide for men to perform the perfect best man’s speech.

And it is now looking for examples, both good and bad, from across the borough.

Club president John Payne said: “Round Table has been built around providing a network of advice and camaraderie for men aged 18 to 45 since 1927, and therefore our members are well placed for understanding the stress of being a best man.

“We are appealing to people to send us their favourite best man stories, anecdotes and if possible speeches.

“We know that many people have their weddings filmed nowadays, so we’re hoping to receive some great clips of what to do or say, or perhaps examples of what not to do or say.

“Our aim is to use the responses we receive from people and those from Round Table’s network of more than 500 tables to produce a simple but authoritative guide to delivering the perfect best man’s speech, created by those who know best – the men who’ve been there.”

People who think they have tips, examples or footage that should be shared or will help the Whitley Bay Round Table create its guide should e-mail

To find out more about Whitley Bay and District Round Table in Whitley Bay, visit