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Groom Speech - speeches before the meal

Groom Speech - speeches before the meal

17th February 2024
I’ve been writing wedding speeches for quite a long time now, and in all the years I’ve been doing it, I’ve never once spoken to a client who’s actually been looking forward to it. We all accept that speaking in public is one of the greatest fears...
Father of the bride speech - opportunity knocks

Father of the bride speech - opportunity knocks

4th February 2024
Whenever I talk to clients, they are usually like to emphasis just how much they don’t enjoy public speaking, and how much they really would like this speech to be as short and sweet as possible. I totally understand those emotions -  I alway...
Robots in disguise - we need to talk about AI

Robots in disguise - we need to talk about AI

16th January 2024
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it can’t have escaped your notice that Artificial Intelligence has fully manifested itself in the mainstream. Yes, we’ve had it in our lives for years, but nobody really appreciates the AI function behind ho...
Drop the mic - the ultimate guide to being a great MC

Drop the mic - the ultimate guide to being a great MC

16th January 2024
  Introduction As a wedding Master of Ceremonies (MC), you're not just the host: you're the pulse of the celebration. Your role is vast, from ensuring the smooth flow of the ceremony to injecting energy into the festivities and making sure ...
The Definitive British Guide to Suit Shopping for Grooms

The Definitive British Guide to Suit Shopping for Grooms

16th January 2024
The last time I counted, grooms have on average about 2 million things to organise for the big day, and that’s in no small way because they want to introduce a granular level of detail, that makes Operation Barbarossa, look like an afternoon hike....
Best Men - organise your way to happiness

Best Men - organise your way to happiness

16th January 2024
 I have been writing wedding speeches for a long time now, and I can’t ever remember having a conversation with someone who informed me how excited and enthusiastic they were to be speaking in front of a room full of people. Public speaking i...
The worst Best man speech jokes and why you should never use them

The worst Best man speech jokes and why you should never use them

24th October 2023
Being a best man is a tricky business. Most best men are elected to that exulted position in the busiest time of their adult lives; I like to think you’re not really a best man unless you’re changing jobs, moving house, expecting a baby, and plann...

Best Man Speech - resist the urge to race

20th March 2023
Most people don’t want to make a best man speech. They’re overwhelmed with anxiety about standing up of people and speaking, and paralysed with fear about making those people laugh. It’s little wonder that with that heady cocktail of emotions, som...

Groom speech - death by detail

15th March 2023
There are many pitfalls to a groom speech, but perhaps the biggest trap for any speech, especially wedding speeches, is their length. A speech can be completely boring, and totally devoid of humour, but if it’s only 4 minutes, then it can be forgi...

Father of the bride speech - it's never 5 minutes on the day

6th March 2023
When people are thinking about and talking about speeches, there’s a tendency, for several reasons, to dismiss the speech as just 5 minutes on the day. Maybe this is because they’re trying to downplay the event in their head, because inside the th...

Best Man Speech - second time round

27th February 2023
Obviously, when a couple get married, everyone hopes that this will be forever, however, as we all know, life sometimes doesn’t work out like that. Divorce rates are running at record levels in the UK and in the US, so there’s a real chance that w...

Best Man Speech - same old story

20th February 2023
Many people think they know and understand best man speeches. In the UK, there’s an old fashioned understanding that it’s an opportunity to publicly humiliate the groom, and in the US, it’s much more of a heartfelt celebration. However, both types...
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