You may think that you are good at public speaking but do not take the risk of going to the wedding totally unprepared. Brainstorm some ideas and note down some points that you think are important. Think about the past events and adventures you have shared and jot down the points which you think will interest everyone and will make the groom happy.
It is understandable that you want to enjoy your best buddies wedding but set some limits. Do not over indulge in alcohol if you know that you lose control over your words and actions. It will make you a laughing stock and can even turn unpleasant. You do not want to end up blurting out something that you later regret. Have some will power and resist the urge to drink mindlessly. Leave this over indulgence for the after party after you are done with the speech.
Make sure to choose incidents that are fun and will not offend anyone. Sometimes a joke can go too far and may hurt someone’s feelings. Think of pleasant memories that you share. It is OK to make fun of the groom a little but within limits. There is no need to bring up any previous fights or rivalries of the groom.
Short and simple
People get irritated if the speech gets too long. Just because you have the microphone do not go on speaking. There are speeches by the bride’s father and maid of honour too and people are not always interested in long stories. So keep it light, simple and short.