Ask Colin: Wedding Etiquette


Colin Cowie Celebrations

Do you have any advice for a best man at a wedding and tips for making an excellent speech?

Begin by introducing yourself and greeting the bride and groom. Say something nice about the day so far. Tell a quick story that would be interesting to both sides, be respectful (avoid any ex-girlfriend stories or profanity) and make the guests last. Last but not least, offer the couple your best wishes for their marriage. Do this all in under three minutes – 5 at the most if you’re a good speaker.