The best man’s speech is a time in the wedding that everyone but the groom looks forward to. They often contain a lot of banter with the intent to embarrass the groom as much as possible. However, they can often go overboard, leaving guests and the bride speechless, so we thought to dish out some advice on the no-go areas.
While the events from the bachelor party might be mostly hazy, there are some stories that are not forgotten.
However, even though the other attendees in the room might your Vegas antics hilarious, you might not get the same reaction from the majority of the guests. What happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas.
Crossing the Line
It is expected to have some risky jokes in the best man’s speech but make sure they don’t get taken too far.
If you’re unsure how a joke will go down, ask for the opinion of others to get a level-headed response. You don’t want to make a fool of yourself.
The Other Women
One area that is an absolute danger zone is talking about the groom’s past with ex-girlfriends or flings. The bride doesn’t want to hear it, nor does her family.
If you want the marriage to be successful, don’t mention the other women!
You might be the best man, but not everyone wants to hear about your close relationship for the entire speech.
Every guest is attending because they have a relationship with him, they don’t want to listen to you go on about how great yours is.
Keep the Roasting to a Minimum
It’s expected for the groom to be the subject of some roasts, especially when it comes to funny stories of the past, but don’t take it too far. Stick to two jokes which will get the room laughing but you certainly don’t want it to come across as nasty or unfair.
The best way to do this is by going for opposites or contradictions. For example, if he’s big on fitness, joke about how small he is and that he needs to bulk up. Don’t let the booze get the better of your humor!
Wedding dress shopping can be an expensive endeavor and often exceed the set budget that you’re working with. Get inspired by Veronika “Kika” Lindberg, a bride who knit the dress of her dreams for her big day. She chose to bring her imagination into reality all by herself for when she tied the knot with Jukka Heino on September 10, 2022.
Instead of wandering across bridal salons, Lindberg chose to give herself a wedding challenge and decided to come up with a never-seen-before kind of wedding dress. Just seven weeks before her wedding, she posted to the internet that she would be knitting her own dress and had gotten 5.5 pounds of yarn for the project. Her main sources of inspiration were Ulla Johnson and Dior. While she was doing her research on the internet, she came across crocheted dresses from these brands and it was exactly what she wanted. Thereafter, she started working on the sketches and tried different styles, laces, and patterns. She decided on a tight-fitted top and a draped bottom pattern, but took some time in finalizing the fabric.
The Dreamy Outfit
It took Lindberg 45 days, 250 hours, and only $300 to make her dreamy outfit. Lindberg stated that knitting has always been a therapeutic process for her and hence helped her cope with wedding preparation stress. Since too much was happening too soon, from shifting places to planning every tiny detail of the wedding, knitting her wedding dress was something that kept her going. Lindberg’s Instagram fam, her husband, and family — everybody fell in love with the dress. Since she kept her internet family involved throughout the process via Instagram and YouTube, people were amazed by what she pulled off. She also inspired many to learn or go back to knitting.