(Closed) What is the MOST awkward thing you've heard/seen in a MOH/Best Man Speech?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MrsEdamame:  I don’t have any. I actually haven’t been to many weddings, and none of them had awkward speeches, but that’s hilarious!

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

DH’s best man was too hung over to do his speech. Which he hadn’t really prepared. He mumbled around a bunch, made what I guess was supposed to be a joke but just sounded confused, and blamed the wrong guest for taking him out to get drunk the night before. And his flop-sweat smelled like used bourbon.

but I’m not bitter or anything.

My sister crushed it with her MoH speech though, and saved the day, and made everyone laugh, cry, and laugh some more.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

The best man was not a big fan of the brides. The speech did not mention her once nor did it offer congratulations. Insread it wasn all about the groom and the best mans’s and drunken escapades and hook up with girls. Awkward.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsEdamame:  I think it is always awkward when someone gives a speech and literally takes cheap shots at the Bride/Groom, in order to be funny. I think it’s sort of a cop out.  I think a  funny heart felt comment in good taste is fine, but  belittling someone for a laugh is so tacky. I have given a few speeches and have always focused on positive things about the Bride.  🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

All the weddins Ive been to had been pretty normal. Crazy speeches here. lol

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The Maid/Matron of Honor was wasted and said how she was friends with the groom first and always thought she would end up with him.

it was beyond awkward.

and then, we found out that the groom and Maid/Matron of Honor had indeed slept together and the bride had no idea.

so the Maid/Matron of Honor crying and wasted the entire night was even more awkward.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Years ago at the wedding of one of my best friend’s they were not planning to have toasts but the Best Man insisted he wanted to give a toast. So at least minute my friend agreed he could and asked her Maid/Matron of Honor to give one as well. 

The Best Man’s speech consisted of something to the of, “Congratulations to the happy couple, they are great.” 

Okay so the much begged for opportunity in the spotlight ened in a speech that was basically lame… but then the Maid/Matron of Honor who is the sweetest person in the world, and would never tell a joke at someone’s expense, tries to diffuse the awkwardness and opens with, “Well, that’s going to be a hard act to follow…”

She brought the house down with just that. It was hilarious.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

At a really good friends wedding the Best Man was pretty toasted and during his speech he said ” At first I thougtht that (bride) was just another girl that (groom) was dating, but I knew she was the one when she started doing his laundry.”

I don’t think the bride was that offended but the feminist in me was a little horrified. I wanted to smack him for her!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh goodness, it was awkward. I had an old high school friend that got engaged to her bf of 6 months. The problem was, she basically ditched everyone she knew in order to spend every second with him. So the wedding rolls around, and NO ONE has ever spent any time with this dude! I think only one or two people had even met the guy before the wedding other than the parents.

The poor Maid/Matron of Honor did her best, but it was totally clear she’d never met the groom or seen the couple even interact (there was no rehearsal or dinner, so not even then!). Her speech even started out “So, I don’t really know GROOM at all, but he seems like a nice man!” Cringe.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My friend’s best man got very drunk and took it upon himself to admit to the entire wedding that he was the only groomsmen who hadn’t slept with the bride. Wasn’t true of course (they were a close knit group of friends who had known one another for 15 years…so she had dated ONE of the other groomsmen VERY briefly like 10 years earlier). Most people wrote it off as him being a drunk idiot…but the Bride and her minister father didn’t find it amusing!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

The worst thing I heard was from the father of the bride. The family had adopted a little girl from China who was about 10, and was a cute Maid/Matron of Honor. The dad gave his speech and added in at the end after thanking everyone, “I like >Bride< more than the Asian one, anyway. Cheers!”

Not kdding. You could hear a pin drop.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@misspeanut:  Been to friend’s wedding like that! Everyone who did a speech “I don’t know Bride/Groom very well, but they seem nice, and I’m sure Bride/Groom likes them for a reason”. Awkward!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lealorali:  …whaaaat…. That’s is so stupid. I don’t even see how that could sound like a joke.

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