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How to Write a Maid of Honour Wedding Speech

18/11/16 • Other Speakers, Speeches & Toasts

We live in enlightened times. Britain has a female Prime Minister. And a Queen! Germany has both (sort of). The US almost elected a woman to be its Commander In Chief. And yet, at the majority of weddings, the speaking roles are delegated exclusively to the men. The Father of the Bride, the Groom, and… read more

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Standing for the Wedding Speeches: The Ultimate Torture

10/07/14 • Other Speakers, Speeches & Toasts

Your guests have the right to be looked after, entertained and generally spoiled. The cardinal sin is to push their limits of endurance on a day when they’ve almost certainly made a considerable effort to be there. And that brings us neatly to the perceived edgy and contemporary idea of making the guests stand for… read more

Wedding Speeches Before the Meal

29/06/14 • Other Speakers, Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

Weddings, what they involve, how they’re managed and what they say about a couple is always evolving. The basic sentiment hasn’t changed, but in this progressive and unstoppable world, ideas, tradition and convention are constantly being challenged. So here’s some friendly advice on wedding speech placements by All Speeches Great and Small. Above: Elizabeth and… read more

Speech Planning For Other Speakers

11/07/11 • Other Speakers, Speeches & Toasts

If you know what you’d like to say but aren’t sure how to say it, here are some lines you can adapt for you speech! Image from Stuart & Laura’s real wedding The welcome  Thank you all for coming and sharing this special day with Nicola and John. I’d like to take this opportunity to… read more

Father of the Bride Speech

Funny Father of the Bride Speeches

15/09/06 • Other Speakers, Speeches & Toasts

Don’t stress over writing funny father of the bride speeches… just copy ours! As father‐of‐the‐bride (FOTB), 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 speech at the reception! Create a funny… read more

Stand-in speaker: Where to start

15/09/06 • Other Speakers, Speeches & Toasts

Here’s a rundown of what’s expected of you, if you’re stepping into the breach and making a wedding speech Introduce yourself and explain briefly your relationship to the bride (and groom). If one of the bride or groom’s parents has passed away, you should honour them in your speech. Thank the guests for joining the… read more

For the stand-in speaker

15/09/06 • Other Speakers, Speeches & Toasts

Wedding speech material for you to adapt – simply pick the most appropriate lines below and slot them into your speech The introduction I am delighted to be here and feel very privileged to have been Nicola’s step‐father for the last 15 years. I feel very honoured to stand here and speak on behalf of… read more

Speak up!

06/06/06 • Other Speakers, Speeches & Toasts

It is neither traditional nor compulsory, but if the bride is making a speech, it is a nice touch for her chief bridesmaid, or best friend or sister, to add a short speech to hers… Bridesmaid’s speeches are catching on Although there is a growing trend for bridesmaids to make speeches, it is neither traditional… read more