The art of speaking is to use such pauses properly. Gently finding places to let the audience catch up with you is important. Perhaps mention how you met your friend, and use that to introduce yourself.
You can poke some gentle fun at him with stories of those times, but remember to poke fun at yourself too.
If you do that, you will find people will enjoy your speech more.
It has to reflect who you are, and trying to be someone else will only wind up in something less.
There will be all ages from Children to Seniors so you have to be appropriate.
It is supposed to be a happy occasion, so it will be your job, to begin right after the wedding ceremony, for example !!!!One idea might be to go to one of the sites that list quotations, and pick one to use somewhere in the speech.You could also pick one word, and use that as your base.Place a bucket in the center of the room, and begin your speech with !!!! Make sure the funny story is not going to embarass anyone but the groom.Now that "Joe" is married "Sue", would like all those who have a key to "Joe's" house/apartment, to please step forward and place it (key) in the bucket !!!! All I can say is ...."Relax"...., be yourself, speak from your...."Heart"....., add some fun to it, and enjoy the occasion !!!! By that I mean, no stories about excessive drinking, partying, other women, etc. I really don't like the idea of passing out condoms or saying anything in your speech that relates to sex. Mention something nice about the bride and how lucky he is and you're done.Pass out condoms, to all the males before the ceremony.After the ceremony, as the bride and groom are shaking hands with those exiting the church !!!!Single women should being the process, followed by the Pregnant one, than the Old-Woman and ending with the "Guy" !!!!! Keep it short and sweet.^^^ got to agree with this advice.Condoms and keys might be good for a Jack and Jill party but not at the church or reception.Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...