Wedding season special: how to make a great speech

We’re coming up to the busiest and most romantic time of the year here in the northern hemisphere … the wedding season. If you will be giving a speech at a wedding this year you’ll find this handy guide very helpful … 12 articles packed with tips and inspiration for you. And in addition to the traditional speech-making roles we have some ideas for other family members and friends who want to get up and “say a few words.” Enjoy!

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Giving a speech at a wedding this year? Here is some handy help for everyone…

Help with your wedding speech – whoever you are

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Wedding speech season: some last minute help for your speech!

We’re right in the middle of the wedding season in the northern hemisphere and if you’re like many people, even though you know you are due to make a speech you haven’t got around to writing it yet! Never mind – there’s plenty of help here on HTWB.

Wedding speech season: some last minute help for your speech!

Has that wedding speech you’re doing crept up on you? Is it next weekend, or even tomorrow? No worries – here’s some help to get it done right now…

And not just for the traditional roles, either…

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Wedding speeches: help! The dog ate my notes and the wedding is today…

If your dog or someone else’s devours your wedding speech notes, what the hell do you do at the last minute? Panicking won’t help, but this article will. Read on, and relax.

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Doesn’t look like a speech-notes eater, does she? But don’t be fooled … and anyway here’s what to do if she does.

You may laugh, but dogs do eat notes: I have four furbabies who gobble paper at astronomic speed. In their youth they have been known to eat anything from my own speeches and talks scripts to various articles of my clothing, especially shoes. In fact if ever I am missing a shoe all I need do is walk down the garden to a certain spot where my Gordon Setter (see photo) has a favourite den and hey presto, there it is. Chewed to smithereens.

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10 tips for women to make great wedding speeches

More and more these days, we’re breaking away from the traditional all-male line-up of speech makers and women are making wedding speeches, too.

10 tips for women to make great wedding speeches

No women would have spoken at this US wedding nearly 100 years ago … but times have changed.

For a list of ALL our articles on wedding speeches for everyone from groom to granny, click here.

If you’re due to give a wedding speech soon, ladies, here are some tips you’ll find very helpful…

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How to make a great bride’s wedding speech

Oh, whoops … should a bride make a wedding speech? Surely this is an escape from the traditional male-dominated scenario? OK, with a hat-tip to tradition we have covered male speeches in this series here for the father-of-the-bride, here for the groom, and here for the best man.

How to make a great bride's wedding speech

These days the women don’t just sit around looking beautiful, despite the fact that they are – they can get up and make speeches that often knock spots off those made by the men.

But we’ve only just got started. These days the women don’t just sit around looking beautiful, despite the fact that they are – they can get up and make speeches that often knock spots off those made by the men. So let’s start with …

The bride’s wedding speech: content points can you consider

You may only want to get up and say a very few words, and that’s great. But conversely you may want to say quite a lot. Here follows a checklist of topics you can choose from, whatever length of speech you want to make…

For a list of ALL our articles on wedding speeches for everyone from groom to granny, click here.

 

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How to make a great best man’s wedding speech

Moving on from my earlier articles on wedding speeches – a general overview, plus some tips for the father of the bride (or whoever performs this role) – let’s now take a look at some ideas and guidance for the best man’s speech.

What are the best man’s “must haves?”

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Whether, as best man, you make your speech funny or not depends on you – your personality, and your own style.

He thanks the bridegroom for his speech and – on behalf of the bridal attendants – for his toast. He talks about the groom, and his relationship with him. He then reads out any telemessages and cards that have accumulated, and ends by proposing a toast to the bride and groom.

The following is how your best man’s speech can work out – and it would also make a sensible running order for you to use.

For a list of ALL our articles on wedding speeches for everyone from groom to granny, click here.

 

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