Ask Kate: Brother Of The Bride Speech

August 6, 2013

Kate Thompson has been offering heart-felt advice and sparklingly different wedding inspiration for ten years. She is married with two children, and often features in the national press. With her warm and caring nature and off-beat sense of humour, she'll answer every question with knowledgable insight and understanding to help and inspire or simply restore your peace of mind.

Q.

My father died a few years ago so my mum is giving me away. However, my oldest brother is giving a speech on her/my fathers behalf but we’re not sure what he should say.

A.

We have various features and tips on speeches that I hope will give your brother a helping hand. Here are a few things he could talk about:

Amusing stories and anecdotes about you as a child,

What you are like as a person, kind, funny etc.

Welcome your partner into the family

Raise a toast to the two of you.

It’s lovely that he’s making a speech, and the main thing is that he should enjoy it and speak from the heart. It’s certain to be well-received by all your guests.

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