Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Wedding Readings and Speeches

Wedding Readings and Speeches

Readings are one of the easiest ways to personalise your wedding ceremony and what type you choose will depend on your venue – religious readings and hymns, for example, are not permitted in a civil ceremony location.

Having readings at your ceremony is also a great way of including a special friend or relative in the day, especially if you haven't been able to choose them as a member of the main bridal party.

Any public speaking can be daunting, but this handy section will guide you through and give you top tips on how to deliver a speech or reading to remember.

Simply choose from our 'Wedding Readings and Speeches' posts below to start planning your wedding like a pro.

Etiquette guides just don’t cut it these days. Do we really need Debrett’s to tell us who to thank or who to toast? Surely we...

It’s always good to have a bit of inspiration when it comes to thinking about your wedding speeches, so we asked the Speechy experts to...
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You’ve written it, you’ve rehearsed it and now you have to deliver it. Yikes! More people fear public speaking than being buried alive but...
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Like a free bar stocked with craft beers and Bollinger, giving a speech at your wedding is a sure-fire way of impressing not only...
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We've got the wedding speech experts at Speechy to give us the lowdown on who should really give a speech. Traditionally, it was the father...
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You don’t need to feel that sinking feeling, the cold panic just before you are about to stand up and face a huge crowd....
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Mr & Mrs speeches are set to be a big trend throughout 2016 and guests seem to love them (almost as much as a...

Exes on the guest list. Calorie counting on your wedding day. The stag do. Some things are clearly just a no-no, and yet many...
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Public speaking isn't everyone's forté, but anyone can learn the qualities that every great public speaker has, according to speaking expert, Sarah Lloyd-Hughes. Sarah has...
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Normally wedged between the father of the bride speech and the best man speech, the groom's speech needs to stand out! Here are the...
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One of the groom's tasks is to choose their best man for the wedding, and there's a lot to consider before making that decision....

Let's be honest, if you had to pick the most challenging of wedding speeches, it would have to be the best man. So we've...

We teamed up with Liz Ballinger, Wedding Co-ordinator at The Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa to bring you some killer father of the bride speech...

Wedding speech expert Lawrence Bernstein has answered every speech-related question under the sun from anxious grooms. Here are the answers to six frequently asked...

Wedding readings and speeches are probably the most worried-about element of the big day – whether it's the bride or groom, a parent or...

Not every wedding features a young bride and groom and two sets of happily married parents. So for those of you celebrating a civil...

Romantic quotes on love and marriage are great for wedding days – they can fit in anywhere, from the speeches, to the decor, to...

When it comes to wedding speeches, it's important to know who speaks when on the big day, especially for grooms writing their speech. We...

If you and your h2b are lovers of literature, then fiction is a great place to look for your wedding readings. We've gathered six...

When it comes to wedding readings, it's important that you both choose something that reflects your relationship and the way you feel about marriage....