Your Guide to Wedding Speeches
The wedding speeches are one of the most daunting parts of a wedding day; it seems like the pressure to deliver a heartfelt, funny and memorable speech gets to everyone today. This is more than likely due to the bride and groom being so caught up in the planning process that they forget about the big day itself and leave their speeches until the last minute.
Here at Little Cherry, we know just how much pressure can be placed on the happy couple in the build up to their impending nuptials, so we thought we would provide a helpful, handy resource for the all-important wedding speeches. Now, if you’d like to raise your biodegradable cups, we have a few toasts coming up!
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However, in more recent years, traditions have been broken and other important people involved in the big day have also raised their glasses and made a speech; namely the Bride and the Maid of Honour.
What Goes into a Speech
Writing a speech can be difficult, no matter how good you are with talking in front of crowds of people. With a few important points to make, we are on hand to help guide you through this trying task!
Father of the Bride – It is important to thank the guests for coming, thank all who have contributed to the cost of the wedding, compliment the bride and the latest addition to the family – the groom. A few personal anecdotes always go down well at this stage! End the speech with a toast to the bride and groom!
The Groom – This is the big one, and there will be tears so be prepared. Thank the Father of the Bride for his toast. Move on to thanking family, friends and honoured guests for coming to the big day and their generosity. Thank your parents, thank your bride’s parents, thank your lovely new wife and shower her with compliments. Thank your best man (or men), ushers and, of course, the bridesmaids. Once again, thank everyone for coming and give a toast to one and all.
The Bride – Should the bride wish to say a few words, it would typically be after the groom. The bride’s speech is to thank guests for coming, once more. To say thanks to both sets of parents and bridesmaids for their help in organising the big day! She will then compliment the groom and raise a toast in his honour.
The Maid of Honour – The maid of honour speech comes next. Start with giving thanks to the bride, and congratulating the happy couple on their big day. Compliment the best man and ushers, and then propose a toast to the bride and groom.
The Best Man – It is traditional for the best man to thank the groom for his toast to the bridesmaids before moving on to anecdotes and tales of the bride and groom – namely the groom! This speech should include messages from absent friends and raise a toast to the happy couple!
Further information about planning and writing wedding speeches can be found on this website.
Now that you have the basics covered, the hard task of writing your speech should be much easier. Unfortunately, we can’t help you out with that part, though! We do, however, have plenty of biodegradable cups, straws, eco-friendly plates and decorations available to help relieve some of the stress that comes along with organising a wedding.
Make life a little easier when it comes to your big day, and choose Little Cherry for all your party tableware needs. Please contact us should you require any further information.