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Father of the bride speech - emotional overload

19th September 2021
Usually when writing speeches for clients I come across two distinct types of people: those who really want to ramp up the emotion in the speech and make people cry, and those who really rather do not. There's nothing to predict what type of perso...

Father of the bride speech - the pitfalls

9th September 2021
There are many pitfalls in wedding speeches, and they're all different depending on what speech you're making. Many best men like to talk about themselves far too much, and grooms like to go into granular detail about every single usher and how wo...

Groom speech - unpaid thanks

4th September 2021
Far too many people dismiss the groom speech as just a list of thank yous. Yes, it is your job as the groom to thank and welcome people, and the thanking part is really important. It's your opportunity to say just what your parents, family, friend...

Father of the bride speech - no laughing matter?

1st September 2021
I always tell my clients that the best speeches have to do what they need to do in the most efficient way. There are no prizes for staying up there longer than necessary, and everyone will love you for not outstaying your welcome. Usually this hap...

Joint Best Man Speech - Double Trouble?

25th August 2021
Joint best man speeches are becoming more and more common. In fact, grooms are getting so carried away these days that the triple best man speech is making an appearance, and my record was at a wedding in the Middle East which involved 15 best men...

Father of the bride speech - poetic licence?

23rd August 2021
The father of the bride speech is obviously your one big chance to stand up and tell everyone at the wedding exactly what your daughter means to you. It is an amazing opportunity, and hopefully it won't come around again, so you want to make sure ...

Best Man Speech - it's never about the best man

20th August 2021
It's always interesting to me just what I find in the answers I receive from best men around the world. You can easily see that a lot of friendships are forged from the ashes of a good punch up when you were about 5 years old and the groom took a ...

Groom speech - a 25 minute epic?

13th August 2021
I always like to emphasise that the groom speech is a unique opportunity to stand up and say lovely things about people who are, and were, important in your life, and that opportunity needs to be seized with maximum enthusiasm. Fingers crossed won...

A Modern Groom speech?

11th August 2021
Having written a groom speech for a client recently, I was then asked if I could make it more 'modern'. In all my years of writing groom speeches, I have never been more confused. I don't have much time for pomp and tradition in wedding speeches, ...

Winging Your Best Man speech

11th August 2021
Despite well catalogued best man speech disasters on the internet, there are still a legion of men around the world convinced that they can stand up, and knock out a great speech from the depths of their mind. This is only ever Route 1 to disaster...

Best Man Speech - How soon is now?

19th June 2021
I am regularly asked a lot of the same questions: how long should a speech be? How many toasts do I make? Should I mention the bridesmaids...yadda yadda yadda. However, the question I'm asked most often is: when should I start? My guess is, if you...

Is it worth making Best Man speech for 30 people?

22nd May 2021
Well, obviously I'm going to say yes, but apart from the very real need to feed my children, why would you bother making a best man speech to a comparatively small crowd? It doesn't matter how many people are there, the premise of the best man spe...
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