If you’re a groom or best man or 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, as well as giving you some much-needed inspiration!
Best maid of honor 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! Lots of humor, and advice that will never be forgotten! You won’t want to miss this, you’ll be laughing from start to finish!
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 turned the wedding party to tears and we think it will get you blubbing too!
Touching wedding speech by 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.
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 grooms speech
We couldn’t do a list about amazing wedding speeches without including this musical groom’s speech from McFly’s Tom Fletcher.
Top tips for writing a wedding speech
Follow this expert advice and make sure your speech gets remembered for all the right reasons…
Keep it short
Make sure your speech is no more than 10 minutes timed when you’re speaking slowly, which on paper is about 1,000 words.
Managing the nerves
If the big moment has arrived and you’re feeling terrified, then before you start the speech, 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, it will get 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 rude stories and innuendo but low on sincerity. Strike a balance. The audience will enjoy some jokes at the groom’s expense, but in a context that demonstrates he’s 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 brand new wife.
If you’re looking for more ideas, head on over to our Wedding Readings and Speeches section for more inspiration.