Proposing a toast by the best man is a great way to end your wedding speech and it's also a way to add in something sincere and heartfelt. Remember just because you didn't come up with the words, it doesn't mean that what you're saying isn't coming from your heart!
However, I figure that it's the bride and grooms day and why not toast them as much as you can.
Simple Is Best!
You could either keep your best man toast really simple or you could add a bit more personalization to a toast.
Usually a toast is just a few minutes long, so you don't need to get into long stories or convoluted hopes for the new couple. Instead, keep things short and sweet but be sure to convey your happiness for the new couple. If you don't know the personalities of both the bride and the groom well, keep humor limited and clean, just so that you are sure you don't offend anyone.
Best Man Wedding Toast Example #1
First, I wanted to say congratulations to Tom and Lynette! I am so happy for the both of you and I know that today is the first day of what will be a very long marriage. I also want to thank the two of you for inviting me and making me a part of your big day. I know that there will be many more celebrations of your love and your marriage in the future!
Best Man Wedding Toast Example #2
Below is a more intimate toast that you will find works well for close friends and family - it's a bit more emotive than the other one.
Congratulations, you two! I know that everyone is saying great things to you, but I had to get up and really express how happy I am for you. I know that both of you have been looking forward to this day for quite awhile, and I have to say that it couldn't have been more beautiful. I know that you have a lot of great plans for the future and I can't wait to sit back and watch them unfold for you. Congratulations, Tom and Lynette!