Here are a few tips from CORONATION STREET writer Ellen Taylor
I've been lucky or unlucky enough to have been a Best Woman four times. Either because those friends treasure me above all others, or else they don’t but thought 'she's a writer, at least she'll give a good speech'.
Yes, being Best Man or Best Woman is really all about the speech. It means you are the last person up and everyone expects you to be funny. You are top billing of a massive show that has probably cost about twenty grand. Most of the audience don't know that you're a kind, funny, sensitive person with masses of soul, they just think 'oh, it's the Best Man. They'd better be good'. No pressure!