The speeches are the highlight of the wedding reception and a chance for the guests to sit back and be entertained. Wedding speeches should bring tears and laughter and a good speech will do both for all the right reasons.
The Father of the Bride traditionally stands up to make a speech about the bride – what she was like as a child, and how he and his wife welcome her new husband into their family. The Groom also speaks about his bride, but of how much he loves her and of how is very grateful to her parents for bringing her up so well. The Best Man then ruins it all, often quite hilariously, with debauched stories of the stag do, to hopefully rapturous applause!
Writing and delivering a speech in front of a hundred people can be daunting but it’s also an opportunity to shine and to share your love and appreciation to all. With expert tips on writing a winning speech to using props and calming nerves, examples speeches and great wedding jokes, our guide to speeches is indispensable:
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