Say I do to best man’s speech

NEVER mind the blushing bride or nervous groom, weddings can be most daunting for the best man.

But now help could be at hand from Morpeth Round Table.

The group is part of a national attempt to create a definitive guide to preparing the perfect best man’s speech — and it is seeking input from the public to help.

It is searching for examples of the best and worst speeches, as well as video clips.

Round Table President John Payne said: “Round Table has been built around providing a network of advice and camaraderie for men aged 18 to 45 since 1927, therefore our members are well placed for understanding the stress of being a best man.

“We are appealing to people in Morpeth to send us their favourite best man stories, anecdotes and if possible, speeches.

“We know that many people have their weddings filmed nowadays so we’re hoping to receive some great clips of what to do, say, or perhaps examples of what not to do or say.

“Our aim is to use the responses we receive from people in Northumberland and those from Round Table’s network of more than 500 tables to produce a simple, but authoritative guide to delivering the perfect best man’s speech, created by those who know best — the men who’ve been there.”

Anyone who wishes to share tips, examples or footage should email