As for me, I believe there is a limit to every kind of joke. The person making a speech should take into account the feelings of the bride and groom and their parents, their national concerns, their vulnerabilities. If in the British culture some risky jokes are acceptable on such occasions, it’s ok. However, I personally would not be happy to hear about my future husband’s many former girlfriends or some criticism of my weight or hair color (((
I think, I wouldn’t be offended if the Best Man made a couple of «risky» jokes about my husband and me. It’s not common in Russia at all, so I’d really like to have something like this, because it’s so interesting to have new experience! But, for sure, jokes shouldn’t be too rude and be connected somehow with our parents not to offend them somehow. In the end, the Best Man better balance the situation with some good words about our new family. It would be the best speech he could ever make.
There`s no easy answer to this question because I really dont know how I would feel myself after this Best Man`s wedding speech. It would depend on the kind of jokes. But I`m sure, it wouldn`t be pleasant for me to hear any risky jokes about my husband`s past girlfriends or about our bad habits and quarrels. But in reality I feel that Best man or Maid of honour prepare for this event very seriously composing their speech very carefully. Also, they would be nervous too because they would really want to make their best friends more happier in such avital day.In conclude I want to say that good and kind jokes can only improve Best man`s speech !
The first thing that needs to be said is that the Best Man’s wedding speech is considered as the most rememberable part of the wedding. In my opinion, the style of such speech depends on the guests, who would be at the ceremony, it is true that except friends there would be parents and relatives. As for me, I would like to listen to a humorous speech, because a kind speech can be too boring. Therefore the most important task of the best man is to find the golden mean and balance between black humor and hearty speech.
Bravo, Dasha! I share your point of view. Kate, your opinion makes sense too. Valery. I like they you put things into perspective. only I can’t help correcting one word: MEMORABLE, not rememberable )))
I think that the Best Man’s speech is nothing without some jokes, but it should be like Hugh Grant’s speech in «4 Weddings and a Funeral»- there were proper jokes and it wasn’t boring at all. To me, I would rather hear a truthful wedding speech- I would dislike some hearty and sweetie speech, but not without it. All in all, I agree with my friends and colleagues and I want to add that being the Best Man-it’s a hard job and responsible one, so he/she should be attentive and polite while writing his/her wedding speech.
I think that in the most important day of my life,I wouldn’t like to hear some «risky» and silly jokes in the Best Man’s speech.Such kind of jokes can be told after the wedding,but not in front of our parents and relatives,because they can misunderstand us.It’s always a pleasure to hear something nice and kind. I wouldn’t feel bored if the Best Man said only the best wishes and hearty words.So,I believe that being a Best man is very responsible and honorable,because they determine the mood of the guests at the wedding.
I think that Black humor a is very funny thing, and it really marks that groom is in the trouble now. He will understand that wedding is a very important step in his life. That he won’t do all these stupid things after the Ceremony. The same is for bride. A piece of humor will make couple more relaxed.I would like to listen to a comical speech, because a kind speech can be monotonous.Like on this video,Check it,its funny;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmbSLWA9Njs
Thanks for your contribution, Mishel! I will check the link!
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