Round Table take stress out of best man speech


THE Brackley Round Table are appealing for anecdotes and speeches as they create the definitive guide for a best man.

Brackley Round Table hopes to take some of the stress out of weddings by creating the guide to the perfect best man’s speech and is looking for examples, both good and bad, from people in the district.

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

“We are appealing to people in Brackley 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/say.

“Our aim is to use the responses we receive from people in Northamptonshire 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 with tips, examples or footage that can be shared should email

As well as personal development skills such as speech writing, public speaking, and organising the stag-do, the Round Table offers a wide range of social and sporting activities in the local community.

To find out more about Brackley and District Round Table visit