22 Jun Speech Writing
This can be the most nerve racking part of the whole wedding (apart from what the stag party will do to you on that weekend).
Practice is key: ensure that you know your speech inside out abd have practised in front of anyone who will listen. The traditional order of speeches is, Father of the bride, Groom and finally best man. Follow these easy steps and ensure there isn’t a dry eye in the house.
Father of the Bride
The father of the bride should praise the bride and tell a few anecdotes of her past, you should then propose a toast to the ” Happy Couple”.
Thank your new Father in law and Mother in law, compliment the bridesmaids and thank the Groomsmen (give out gifts to bridesmaids and mothers), thank everyone who made a contribution. Pay compliments to your new wife and the future you will have together.
The best man’s speech has had bad press of recent years. It is easier to keep your best friend if you keep to this simple formula: Thank the groom on behalf of himself and the bridesmaids, tell a few anecdotes about the groom (keep off the topic of ex-girlfriends/wifes, mother in laws and stag nights). Read out any cards/messages from people not in attendance. Close all speeches by thanking everyone for coming and if all else fails just compliment the beautiful bride and bless their love.