Sunday, August 28, 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.

Visual aids to entertain during your speech!

A wedding speech should be just less than ten minutes. That doesn’t sound long but actually, unless you have really great material, watching someone speak...

We’re talking wedding traditions! – Where are they headed?

Weddings are as unique as the couple making a commitment to one another - a fact that, if you’ve spent any time reading bridal...

9 wedding speech rules from Speechy!

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...

5 speech styles and stories to inspire the best speeches!

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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10 ways to deliver the perfect wedding speech

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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The ultimate guide to giving a wedding speech

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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Which members of the bridal party should give a wedding speech?

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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A quick and easy guide to the best wedding speech ever

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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How to write an amazing Mr and Mrs wedding speech

Mr & Mrs speeches are set to be a big trend throughout 2016 and guests seem to love them (almost as much as a...

5 of the worst wedding speech mistakes to avoid

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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6 things that make a BRILLIANT best man’s speech

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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What to mention in your groom’s speech

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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6 types of best man and the speeches you’ll get

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....

5 things to avoid in the best man’s speech

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...

How to write a flawless father of the bride speech

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

6 questions grooms ask about their wedding 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...

How to overcome nerves if you’re giving wedding reading or speech

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...

Absent parents? Second marriage? Wedding speech tips for every situation

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

27 of the most romantic quotes to use in your wedding

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

Your guide to the running order of wedding speeches

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...