Wedding speeches are traditionally made to honour the happy couple. Here’s a brief guide to the different types of wedding speeches.
The Bride’s Father
Official role: Friendly host
Shares stories about: Her childhood
Most likely to be: Sentimental
Must try not to: Embarrass the bride
Raises a toast to: Bride and groom
Must not forget to: Thank the guests and mention absent family members and relatives
Official roles: Doting husband to the bride
Shares stories about: The courtship
Most likely to be: Romantic
Must try not to: Upstage the best man
Raises a toast to: The bridesmaids
Must not forget to: Hand out the presents
The Best Men
Official role: To be the headline act
Shares stories about: His best buddy
Most likely to be: Outrageous
Must try not to: Upset the bride
Raises a toast to: The bride and groom
Must not forget to: Read out any messages from the rest of the buddies
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person – Mignon McLaughlin
When would be the first time for the husband to confess his love and share his story about how he started his journey with his newly wedded wife? Through the wedding speech, of course!
I just love seeing the bride and groom choking with emotions, and reading out a somehow, well prepared speech to each other, and yet unable to finish each sentence smoothly. Ah, how adorable.
Always create witty and funny content that wouldn’t offend the newlyweds or the guests. The aim of the wedding speech is to express gratitude without making the guests puke.
Start the speech with a simple story on how you met your bride in a manner that would convey all the elements that made you fell in love with her, again and again.
Be precise when you try to describe the bride. Please do avoid using Google as your consultant in finding the right words.
Keep it short and simple. Better still, keep it under 5 minutes. You wouldn’t want to bore your audience. After all, they are here today to give their blessing to your happy union.
Write it on a paper and don’t attempt to memorise your 5-minutes worth of wedding speech. Under stress, your memory would probably is blank with one microphone on your hand. Lastly, don’t forget to practice it in front of the mirror!
One of the videos that went viral a few months ago, was Tom Fletcher’s wedding speech. For those of you who have no idea, he is from a UK boy band called McFly. It was the most honest, heart warming and emotional wedding speech. Enjoy!