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Wedding Speeches: Who Traditionally Says What?

15/01/17 • Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

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

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Being the Best Man

09/01/17 • Roles & Duties, Ushers and Best Man

The best man is one of the key figures in the bridal party, and his responsibilities encompass far more than just presenting the wedding rings when prompted. As best man, you need to be an organiser, entertainer, trouble‐shooter and a good friend. Here’s what’s in the job description and how to be the best man for the job. It… read more

Traditional Best Man Speech Format

23/12/16 • Best Man Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

How to ensure the traditional parts of a best man’s wedding speech are included – tick off our handy checklist of wedding speech essentials. As best man and with a (hopefully) witty, amusing, moving speech to give at the wedding, you will no doubt have already consulted our Best Man Guides to everything from choosing the best… read more

Wedding Speech from Annette and Brendan's Real Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

Non-Religious Wedding Readings

22/12/16 • 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. We have put together a classic collection of some of the most beautiful non-religious wedding readings. All you have to do is choose your favourite. No matter if you’re going for a religious reading or one that’s more secular, the… read more

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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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How to Write a Great Same-Sex Wedding Speech

05/11/16 • Speeches & Toasts

You’ve been asked to give a speech at a friend or relative’s wedding. On the one hand, it’s an honour. A privilege. An opportunity to tell everyone how much they mean to you. On the other, and if you’re like most people, it fills you with dread. What if I’m too nervous? What if I… read more

Bride's speech courtesy Pinterest | Confetti.co.uk

Unusual Wedding Speeches

18/05/16 • Best Man Speeches, Father of the Bride Speeches, Funny Speeches & Jokes, Groom's Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

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

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The Father of the Groom Speech

27/03/16 • Parent of the Groom, Roles & Duties, Speeches & Toasts

Once upon a time, speeches at a wedding were given by the groom and a friend of the bride’s family. Then the best man joined in, followed by the father of the bride. And time stops for no man. Or woman! Inspired, perhaps, by the Swedish example, where everyone has a go, other members of… read more

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Dr Seuss Wedding Readings

27/02/16 • Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Readings

Many couples choose to add wedding readings to their ceremony, to break it up and add some humour or some extra romance. It can be jolly hard to find a reading that is perfect for the couple and the audience, well for Dr Seuss wedding readings I strongly recommend reading “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”, don’t… read more

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Tips for a Top Notch Toast

20/02/16 • Groom's Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

Writing and performing a wedding toast is incredibly hard and writing a good one can be nearly impossible. With so many people making toasts on the wedding day, as the groom it is important for you to make sure that your toast doesn’t fall flat. So here are some tips for a top notch toast.… read more


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