Wedding Speech Guide


Speech Etiquette for Weddings

23/05/16 • Best Man Speeches, Father of the Bride Speeches, Groom's Speeches, Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

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

Daddy Cool: 10 Rules Of Successful Father-of-the-Bride Speech

17/05/16 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

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

7 Father-of-the-Bride Speech Sins

17/05/16 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

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

Tom Fletcher wedding speech image courtesy of Pinterest |

Unusual Video Wedding Speeches

04/12/15 • Best Man Speeches, Chief Bridesmaid Speeches, Father of the Bride Speeches, Funny Speeches & Jokes, Groom's Speeches, Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

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

Wedding Speech from Annette and Brendan's Real Wedding |

Non-Religious Wedding Readings

31/03/15 • Sample Wedding Speeches, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Readings, Wedding Speech Guide

Inspirational readings about love and marriage are one of the most popular additions to wedding ceremonies. Traditionally, wedding readings have focused on God or religion, but as more couples opt for non-religious ceremonies, it becomes important for them to feel represented in their wedding ceremony, too. We have put together a complete compendium of the… read more

Kate & James's Real Wedding by Douglas Fry Photography

Adding Games and Jokes to the Best Man’s Speech

28/07/14 • Best Man Speeches, Funny Speeches & Jokes, Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

Everyone looks forward to the best man’s speech because it’s likely to be the most fun and generate the most laughs. But you need to be sure that your audience is laughing with you, rather than at you. So for good measure, you could add some games and jokes to your speech and have the audience… read more

Groom's Wedding Speech |

5 Top Tips on Delivering a Great Wedding Speech

03/07/14 • Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

The ceremony is over, the wine is flowing, elderly relatives are busy trying to get their teeth around the main course and one of your distant uncles is wearing his wife’s hat and drinking from the vase. So, all that stands between you and two weeks in the sun is that speech. It may seem… 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

Bride and Groom Laughing at Speeches

Your Best Man Speech: Funny or Flop?

31/05/14 • Best Man Speeches, Funny Speeches & Jokes, Roles & Duties, Speeches & Toasts, Ushers and Best Man, Wedding Speech Guide

Best Man speeches are notoriously funny but they can often be let down by poor structure and a serious lack of comic timing. In this practical guide, Robin Kermode, Europe’s leading communication coach, identifies what you can do to maximise your laughs to ensure your Best Man speech really does pack a punch! The prospect… read more

Bride's Speech

Wedding Speeches: Who Traditionally Says What?

06/06/06 • Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

There are no hard and fast rules these days of course, but the order of toasts / wedding speeches traditionally follows the order of: father of the bride, groom, best man, and other toasts. It’s growing more and more popular for brides to make a speech too! So here’s a brief run-down of the traditional… read more

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