Wedding speechWhether you’re a groom, best man or father of the bride, these four brilliant wedding speeches provide some wonderful inspiration…

We love a good speech here at Wedding Ideas, and when they’re done right, they can be a true highlight of the reception. If you’re looking for some creative, unique and hilarious wedding speeches, 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, and this groom’s speech is just as inventive!

Having said that, 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 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 around five minutes in, and his general advice for newlywed couples at the nine minutes, 15 seconds 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, and we love that the best man had a ginormous cardboard cut-out of the groom in costume made up – we’re sure that it made for a great photo opportunity later!

Maid of honour speech

Who said only men should give speeches at weddings? 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, and everyone clearly loved it – a truly brilliant speech.


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  1. We had no best man and only our 3 year old daughter as a bridesmaid… dad didnt want to give a speech and neither did my hubby……… 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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