Common topics of best man speeches for wedding receptions focus on the newly married couple. Speeches often share personalized stories about how the couple met or how their personalities complement each other. The best man sometimes talks about when he first realized that the couple was destined to be together.
In some cases, the reception speech describes how the groom initially despaired of ever finding the right woman but ultimately discovered his perfect match.
Best man speeches should not include stories that are embarrassing, rude or controversial. The groom's past relationships are not appropriate topics. The best man should not describe his first impressions of the bride unless they are favorable. In addition, the speech should not include references to inside jokes that most of the guests do not understand.