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Get your copy of “Wedding Speeches For Everyone!”

At long last, a book about writing wedding speeches that are bang up to date – not still based on the traditional roles from the last century or two, although there’s plenty of advice on how to do those well if they are your choice.

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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.

Last minute wedding speeches for everyone

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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International Women’s Day: 10 tips for women to make great wedding speeches

Updated March 7th, 2020. Although we still have a very long way to go in some areas to bring about more equality, in one area at least the traditional formats now usually take a back seat, or are even thrown out on their back seats altogther. The answer? Wedding speeches.

In fact old-fashioned weddings themselves are becoming obsolete as time goes on, especially with same-sex and non-religious weddings, hand-fastings, civil partnerships plus gender neutrality, trans people and more. All of this leads away from the traditional all-male line-up of speech makers and women are making wedding speeches, too – even if the wedding concerned is traditional.

10 tips for women to make great wedding speeches

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

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

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Wedding speeches: Mom or Grandma? Make a speech that wows them

Mothers and other “older” female relatives are in an envious position when wedding speeches are called for, if only because you can get away with being funny, romantic, sentimental or even downright soppy.

Wedding speeches: Mom or Grandma? Make a speech that wows them

The fact that many mothers of the bride/groom or even grandmothers of the bride/groom are not only doting mumsies but also chief executives, entrepreneurs, politicians, charity fundraisers, or any one of hundreds of other such un-soppy activities, escapes most wedding audiences entirely…

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Wedding speeches: need to give one? Here’s some help!

No matter how many etiquette books and speech guides (even mine!) you might read, once you’re up close and personal to a wedding date and you’re due to give a speech, you need some basic, down-to-earth advice on what’s required. So, here it is.

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Who says what, and when?

To a certain extent this depends on a) if your wedding is a religious one and if so what the traditions are for your religion and culture, and also b) what your personal preferences are. However let’s assume you want more or less to follow current Western culture and schedule the speeches accordingly. Here’s how it goes in the old-fashioned way, and in this order… [Read more…]

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