Wedding Speech: It’s All About Her!

Wedding speeches are traditionally made to honour the happy couple. Here’s a brief guide to the different types of wedding speeches.

The Bride’s Father

Official role: Friendly host

Shares stories about: Her childhood

Most likely to be: Sentimental

Must try not to: Embarrass the bride

Raises a toast to: Bride and groom

Must not forget to: Thank the guests and mention absent family members and relatives

The Groom

Official roles: Doting husband to the bride

Shares stories about: The courtship

Most likely to be: Romantic

Must try not to: Upstage the best man

Raises a toast to: The bridesmaids

Must not forget to: Hand out the presents

The Best Men

Official role: To be the headline act

Shares stories about: His best buddy

Most likely to be: Outrageous

Must try not to: Upset the bride

Raises a toast to: The bride and groom

Must not forget to: Read out any messages from the rest of the buddies

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person – Mignon McLaughlin

 When would be the first time for the husband to confess his love and share his story about how he started his journey with his newly wedded wife? Through the wedding speech, of course!

I just love seeing the bride and groom choking with emotions, and reading out a somehow, well prepared speech to each other, and yet unable to finish each sentence smoothly. Ah, how adorable.

Tip One

Always create witty and funny content that wouldn’t offend the newlyweds or the guests. The aim of the wedding speech is to express gratitude without making the guests puke.


Tip Two

Start the speech with a simple story on how you met your bride in a manner that would convey all the elements that made you fell in love with her, again and again.


Tip Three

Be precise when you try to describe the bride. Please do avoid using Google as your consultant in finding the right words.


Tip Four

Keep it short and simple. Better still, keep it under 5 minutes. You wouldn’t want to bore your audience. After all, they are here today to give their blessing to your happy union.


Tip Five

Write it on a paper and don’t attempt to memorise your 5-minutes worth of wedding speech. Under stress, your memory would probably is blank with one microphone on your hand. Lastly, don’t forget to practice it in front of the mirror!


One of the videos that went viral a few months ago, was Tom Fletcher’s wedding speech. For those of you who have no idea, he is from a UK boy band called McFly. It was the most honest, heart warming and emotional wedding speech.  Enjoy!

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