How to be the best Best Man

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A DEFINITIVE guide to penning the perfect best man’s speech has been published by Clitheroe Round Table.

In an effort to help men though one of the most stressful days of their life, the local Tablers asked people in Lancashire to submit their speeches, advice and incriminating footage, all contributing to the final result – a foolproof best man’s speech manual that can be viewed online at:

Jason Thomson, vice-president of Round Table, 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 commonsense tips like starting with a joke, to obscure but important hints, such as not re-using material from the internet.

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

“We’ve been overwhelmed with e-mails 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.”

As well as personal development skills such as speech writing, public speaking, and, of course, organising the all important stag-do, Round Table offers a wide range of social and sporting activities in the local community. To find out more about Clitheroe Round Table, visit