hilarious wedding speeches

10 Hilarious Wedding Speeches

Whether you’re the groom, best man or the father of the bride, or if you have just been asked to make a speech at your friend’s big day, don’t fret! These hilarious wedding speeches will have your sides splitting or tears jerking, as well as giving you some much-needed inspiration.

Best maid of honour toast (Eminem rap)

Bridesmaid Jennifer Gabrielli delivers what may be the best surprise toast by any member of the wedding party… Ever.

Funny best man speech

Delivering hit after hit of hilarious knockout one-liners, this best man certainly knows how to keep the guests entertained!

The greatest father of the bride speech

Father of the bride gives an outstanding speech. Expect lots of humour, and advice that will never be forgotten. This speech is a must-watch and it will have you laughing from the start.

A pilot’s wedding speech

Capt Matthew Krivohlavy was unable to attend the nuptials of his brother Brandon and his fiancée in Texas. So instead, he made a two-and-a-half-minute video from the cockpit of his Harrier using flash cards to express his thoughts. It reduced the wedding party to tears and we think it will get you blubbing too!

Touching wedding speech by the father of the bride

This father of the brides gives the new husband a few words of advice when he gives his daughter away. Phillip’s definitely got some big shoes to fill!

The younger brother embarrassment

Don’t ever ask your little brother to be your best man. Clark did this and he got thoroughly embarrassed with some hilarious childhood stories.

Amy’s song

This musical number was done by Amy’s man of honour. You definitely need to watch this!

The younger brother best man

This is another reason why you shouldn’t ask your younger brother to be the best man. Cringe…

Tom Fletcher’s groom’s speech

We couldn’t do a list of amazing wedding speeches without including this musical groom’s speech from McFly’s Tom Fletcher.

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Top tips for writing a wedding speech

Follow this expert advice and make sure guests remember your speech for all the right reasons…

Keep it short

Make sure your speech is no more than 10 minutes long, which on paper is about 1,000 words. Time yourself when you’re rehearsing and make sure you’re speaking slowly.

Managing the nerves

If the big moment has arrived and you’re feeling terrified, ask the people at the back of the room if they can hear you. It’s an old trick, but it allows you to get those first few words out. The result will draw a response from the crowd and should help you settle.

Humour versus sincerity

Too many Best men write their wedding speeches with a bunch of friends over a few beers. This can be fun at the time but often results in a speech high on stories and innuendo but low on sincerity. Strike a balance. The audience will enjoy some jokes at the groom’s expense, but try to demonstrate he is a good friend with some decent qualities.

Avoid a long list of thank yous

Nothing can be more dull or unoriginal than a speech that resembles a school register of thanks. Stick to those who really need a mention.

End with a toast

This is a great opportunity to end on a sincere and touching note. If you’re the father of the bride or best man, toast the couple. If you’re a groom, toast your new wife.

Finally, if you’re looking for more ideas, head on over to our Wedding Readings and Speeches section for more inspiration.

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