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Best Man: What If He Wants to Wing His Speech?

Q.

My fiance's brother plans to wing the best-man speech, but I don't want it to sound stupid. Should I beg him to write one?

A.

Of course the speeches at your reception are important, but you can't control them. Have faith in your future brother-in-law. Some people hate reading off of a piece of paper; winging it might actually make it a better speech! If you're worried he'll say something inappropriate in front of everyone, have your groom give him a gentle reminder of what topics are off-limits.