In some ways the groom has the easiest wedding speech of all – even easier than the father-of-the-bride speaker – despite the fact that he may have not slept for three nights beforehand worrying about it.
Traditionally his role is to thank the father of the bride (or whoever has given this particular speech) for his kind words and to thank everyone responsible for organizing – and where appropriate, paying for – this amazing wedding.
He also thanks the other guests for turning up and for their generous gifts.
(No jokes about 18 toasters here; it could cause hurt feelings.)
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