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Father of the bride speech when you’re not the father

18th January 2021
There are a few reasons why the bride’s father doesn’t make a speech, and none of them are particularly pleasant. Unfortunately the most common one is that he’s passed away and that in itself brings about some really difficult elements to the day....

A booze assisted groom speech?

12th January 2021
We’ve seen many reports over the last few months that tell us how much more we’re drinking thanks to COVID-19 and the roll over lockdowns. It seems as though most of Britain has little idea of what to do with their endless pyjama days than roll ou...

Groom speech for a step father

8th January 2021
As I’ve mentioned in several blog posts, just about the rarest groom speech I write is for two sets of first time marrying couple with two intact sets of parents. Couples have been marrying later in life for the last 25 years, although that’s a tr...

Best man speeches: funny, but not stand up comedian please

8th January 2021
Undoubtedly the job of the best man speech is to make people laugh, entertain and celebrate the groom in a really funny way – if you’re in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. American best man speeches tend to have the humour/sentiment balance tipp...

The Groom's not just a groom speech

3rd January 2021
Over the years I have lost count of the number of times I've heard people dismiss the groom speech as just a groom speech. For some reason they like to relegate its importance, thinking it's just a case of standing up thanking everyone you have ev...

Best man speeches - the order of the day

2nd January 2021
The running order of speeches at a wedding is really important, and something that is frequently overlooked. Where you sit in the line up of speakers dictates what you should be saying, how you open the speech, and also how long your speech should...

Best Man speeches: get your vaccination here

30th December 2020
At the moment with the world in what seem like a terminal tail spin, you often hear pundits, politicians and those that mainly breathe through their mouth, declare that these days there is no normal. There's a growing appetite, probably to cover t...

Don't let your best man speech spoil your Christmas

22nd December 2020
That may seem like an overly dramatic thought, but every single summer I speak to best men who tell me that whilst they were sat eating their Christmas dinner, their mind flashed to the best man speech they had to make in 5 months time. Yes, it ge...

Still popping the question on Christmas Eve?

19th December 2020
There's no doubt about it, Christmas Eve is one of the two biggest days for popping the question. It shares the limelight with close bedfellow New Year's Eve, and the only thing that separates them is one week and the fact that most people can't r...

Start writing your father of the bride speech 30 years in advance

15th December 2020
I have to accept that as handy speechwriting tips go, this one is going to be only really useful to those people who have just become fathers, and let's face it: they've probably got other things on their mind. The only problem is, when it's your...

Best man speech from a child

13th December 2020
As we've seen in years gone by there are some things that children are great at that grown ups find difficult, like pickpocketing, and cleaning the inside of chimneys. On the whole though, adults do things better, just by virtue of the fact they'...

COVID Best Man Speech - Death by analogy

11th December 2020
As if this year hasn't been bad enough with wholesale misery, impending financial doom, soaring unemployment, legions of school children who can't spell GCSE, and some old people dying with a nasty cough, we have now reached an all time low: the...
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