Wedding speeches for everyone – yes, really!

UPDATE March 24, 2019

Now that Spring really is bursting out all over the UK (in some ways flooding out, but that’s another story) it has got us all thinking about the upcoming wedding season.

(That spell of warm weather has also made the trees and bushes burst into flower which although beautiful, has had many tree pollen allergics like me coughing and sneezing and groping for the Piriton. Hay fever, unlike weddings, is NOT romantic.)

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Tree pollen or not, it won’t be long now until spring weddings begin to unfold and if you have a role as any of the following officials, I have plenty of help right here for you to get you thinking along the right lines and inspire you with humour and love, so you can create the wedding speech of a lifetime.

Whatever your role in the wedding, there’s speech help for you here

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How to make a great groom’s wedding speech

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.

How to make a great groom's wedding speech

What about the main reason why you’re here?

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.)

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

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