You’re losing your little girl and if that wasn’t bad enough, now you have to talk about it in front of everyone. Let us help you prepare a wedding speech you can be proud of.
No doubt you are delighted for your daughter on her wedding day and thrilled to bits that you get to walk her up the aisle, but you might not be that enthusiastic about giving a speech at the reception!
No need to worry, just take a look at our guides to everything from a handy speech checklist of everything you should include to honouring a deceased relative, and there’s even several sample wedding speeches for you to copy, whether you want a short version, a funny version, a witty version or a sentimental version to help get you started. No one will ever know!
The speech etiquette for weddings has changed. It’s no good referring to that tattered etiquette book from the 90s you found lurking in the bookcase, people expect different things these days. Luckily the Speechy experts have developed the ultimate modern etiquette guide. The general rule is be polite, be grateful but don’t be tied down… read more
When it comes to making a speech, you could follow convention: tell some anecdotes and throw in a few crowd pleasing one-liners, or really push the boat out and deliver something different, entertaining, or even inspiring. Here are some ideas for unusual wedding speeches to make it memorable for all the right reasons. Song or Rap Tom Fletcher,… read more
Getting this speech right is harder than you might think. Dads, you have an awful lot of things to cover in a short time frame, so a planning structure and simplicity will be vital. All families are unique and no two father-daughter relationships are the same. This means there is no template for the perfect Father-of-the-Bride… read more
The Father-of-the-Bride speech has the potential to be the most memorable of all. Done properly, it has the latitude to be funny, thoughtful and deeply poignant. However, it also has the potential to go horribly wrong and become an emotional wrecking ball. Here are the “Seven Daddy Sins” of bad speechmaking… Narcissism Some Fathers-of-the-Bride (hereafter… read more
Leave your guests speechless with these creative ideas for unusual wedding speeches and turn your wedding reception from predictable to truly legendary. 1. The song Tom Fletcher (above), the lead singer of boy band, McFly did it, complete with a backing choir of school children, and if you can sing karaoke, then you can do it… read more
Father-of the-bride speeches should be memorable for all the right reasons. It can be touching or lightly humorous, and is often a combination of the two. Here’s everything you ever needed to know about the father-of-the-bride speech. Speech Tips Traditionally, the father-of-the-bride speech comes first, followed by the groom and finally the best man. The… read more
Don’t stress over creating a sentimental wedding speech… just copy our template! Image from Sally & Craig’s Real Wedding As father-of-the-bride, you will have an important role at the wedding of your daughter, particularly if you are going to walk her up the aisle and giver her away, let alone make a sparkling, witty speech… read more
Don’t stress over creating a funny wedding speech… just copy ours as a template! Image from Alison & Trystan’s Real Wedding As father-of-the-bride, you have an important role at the wedding of your daughter. You are going to walk her up the aisle to give her away, before making a sparkling, humorous and witty speech… read more
Don’t stress over creating a witty father-of-the-bride wedding speech… just copy our template! Image from Emma & Jon’s real wedding As father-of-the-bride, you have an important role at the wedding of your daughter, particularly if you are going to walk her up the aisle and giver her away, let alone make a sparkling, witty speech… read more
As father of the bride, your speech comes first so it’s a kind of scene-setter for the speeches to follow. So make sure that you know the father of the bride speech etiquette to ensure your speech is perfect on your baby girl’s big day. Usually, the father of the bride’s speech is light-hearted and… read more