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Wedding Speeches Explained

The roster of wedding speeches typically begins with the father of the bride, followed by a few words from the groom and finally a comedic showstopper courtesy of his best man. However, in recent years a trend has developed where the bride herself also says a few words. Regardless of who is doing the speaking, the purpose of a wedding speech is to thank everyone in attendance, pay tribute to those who made the day happen, offer a brief insight into the lives of the newlyweds, and entertain the audience.

Wedding Speech Tips

  1. Before you write a single line you must first decide on a tone and style which suits you, but also your intended audience.
  2. Generate material by mining memories for anecdotes and sourcing quotes from friends and family.
  3. Surprise the audience with well-timed jokes, wedding speeches that contain humour are more memorable.
  4. An ideal length for a wedding speech is eight to ten minutes.
  5. Throw in some relevant topical references, but only if they'll make sense to everyone outside of your group of friends.
  6. Anecdotes included in wedding speeches should be amusing, but should not be cruel or cause offence.
  7. Include friendly digs and optimistic remarks in equal measure. Don't just mercilessly make fun of the occasion.
  8. Wedding speeches should not be accompanied by a video, they give the impression that the speaker is not confident.
  9. Draw on the day's events for humour, particularly if the dad's a bit stingy or there's that one Aunt who always gets trashed.
  10. Go out with a bang. Riddling the front row with an Uzi is one way to achieve this, but it's more acceptable to use your final line as a summary of the occasion.

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BEST MAN SPEECH


Over 5,000 comical lines, hilarious observations, put-downs and roasts for a best man speech.

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FATHER OF THE BRIDE SPEECH


A tonne of entertaining speech material to help fathers cover both amusing and awkward wedding scenarios.

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GROOM SPEECH


Everything you need to create a great groom speech that won't result in the bride leaving your plums to stew on the wedding night.

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BRIDE SPEECH


All the tools a bride needs to craft an elegant, entertaining and evocative wedding speech.

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