Whether you’re a groom, best man or father of the bride, here’s four of the best wedding speeches ever to provide you with some wedding speech inspiration and examples of the best wedding speeches..

4 of the Best Wedding Speeches Ever

4 of the Best Wedding Speeches Ever

We love a good speech here at Wedding Ideas. When wedding speeches are done right, they can be the highlight of the reception. If you’re looking for some creative, unique and hilarious wedding speech inspiration, then take a look at some of our favourites below…

Groom Speech

We’ve had a special place in our hearts for singing grooms ever since we watched Tom Fletcher of McFly’s amazing tribute to his wife Giovanna. However, it was his groom’s speech that got us this time and it’s just as inventive!

Nonetheless, we’re not sure the mother of the groom appreciated the fart jokes.

READ MORE: How to write the perfect groom speech for your wedding

Father of the Bride Speech

Now, this is one devoted dad. We love this amazing poem from father of the bride Tom – it’s not easy to write a wedding speech that’s funny, touching and rhymes.

We recommend you put the subtitles on in this video to truly appreciate his wonderful words.

Our favourite moments are Tom’s beautiful dedication to his wife and the mother of the bride. You can find this around five minutes in, and his general advice for newlywed couples at the nine-minute mark.

Best man Speech

There’s nothing better than a funny best man‘s speech, and this is one of our favourites.

The typical one-liners about marriage have everyone cracking up but it’s the twist we love. The best man had a huge cardboard cut-out of the groom in a costume made up. Plus, we bet it made for a great photo opportunity later too.

Maid of Honour Speech

Who said only men should give wedding speeches at receptions? This amazing rap by the bride’s sister just goes to show that us girls can rock it.

We love that she still managed to get a bit of good life advice in at the end too. Plus everyone clearly loved it – a truly brilliant wedding speech.


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  1. We had no best man and only our 3 year old daughter as a bridesmaid…..my dad didnt want to give a speech and neither did my hubby………..so it got to a point after the meals where i just thought someone ought to say SOMETHING!!…….so i stood up and thanked all for coming, thanked a friends little girl for sharing her day with us whos birthday it was, thanked our parents and thanked the witnesses! it was quite fitting for our simple Christmassy wedding 2 years ago! x

  2. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’d like to but I always remember my old gran scoffing & saying the bride doesn’t make a speech its the males job. I’d kind of like to though. I was thinking maybe I could stand up there with hubby & just add anything he forgets or write it with him ??? Or just do my own speech. I don’t know!

  3. My maid of honour made the best speech EVER!!!! She took 4 of my favourite Disney songs, reworded them to be about our drunken adventures and my new hubby, then sang along to the them. It really was amazing, everyone still talks about it now. I’m so glad we had a videographer to capture it! Thanks again Dannii Mallinson you’re the best xxxx


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