Wedding SpeechesThe speeches are the highlight of the wedding reception, so it’s important to get them just right. We have tips and ideas to make sure that you strike the right note, whether you’re aiming for sweet and sentimental, or you want your guests rolling in the aisles clutching their sides with laughter!
Traditionally the father of the bride, the groom and the best man all make a wedding speech, however it is becoming more fashionable for the chief bridesmaid, or even the bride to say a few words – why let the men have all the fun?! We also have sample speeches for stand-in speakers just in case the best man or father or the bride are unable (or unwilling!) to deliver their speech, and ideas on what to say at a second marriage.
If you have been selected to deliver a speech at the reception, you may be feeling a little nervous. It can be intimidating to stand up in front of everyone to deliver your words, but with a little preparation and armed with Confetti’s tips to get your audience on side, it’ll seem like a walk in the park! The main things to remember are to breathe deeply to calm your nerves, speak loudly so that everyone can hear, and keep in mind that you are among friends. Then just wait for the round of applause!
It's a great idea to use props in your speech to keep the audience engaged. Maybe you could arrange a slide show of pictures of the happy couple, or a soundtrack to their relationship? Props can be the making of a great speech, so follow Confetti’s guide to using props and getting your delivery right to ensure seamless speeches and plenty of pats on the back afterwards!
From the initial stages through to the final toast, Confetti will coach you every step of the way to ensure that your speech is memorable for all the right reasons. Find tips and advice on:
- Who speaks and when
- What to include
- How to make people laugh
- Coping with nerves
- Top 20 wedding speech tips
- Father of the bride's speech checklist
- Groom's speech checklist
- Best man's speech checklist
We also stock a range of books and guides to write your wedding speech whether your the father of the bride, best man or the bride! Choose from