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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.

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A Valentine’s Proposal: How to Make a Declaration of Love

With Valentine's Day 2019 nearly upon us, there's no better time for brides-to-be to make a declaration of love. Here's how to write your fiancé...
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27 of the Most Romantic Quotes to use in Your Wedding

Romantic quotes on love and marriage are great for your wedding day – they can fit in anywhere, from the speeches and readings to...
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Who Does Wedding Speeches From the Bridal Party?

Traditionally, speeches have always been made by the father of the bride, the groom and the best man. Three blokes and only one of...

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...

7 Non-Cheesy Wedding Readings for Long-Term Couples

If you've been together for many years, you'll want a special reading that reflects that. Here are some of the best non-cheesy wedding readings...
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4 of the Best Wedding Speeches Ever

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...
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How to Write a Flawless Father of the Bride Speech

If you want to know how to write a flawless father of the bride speech for your daughter on her wedding day, we've teamed...
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5 Real Speeches to Make Your Guests Laugh

Ready to raise your glass to word-perfect wedding speeches? Do you want the whole room to be roaring with laughter or holding back happy...
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Wedding Speech Tips That’ll wow Your Guests

Giving a speech at any time can be incredibly nerve-wracking, let alone at a wedding. Wedding speeches can really take your audience on an...
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5 Alternative Wedding Speech Ideas

Weddings: the time when many of us are expected to suddenly become expert orators, effortlessly delivering a speech that perfectly balances sentimentality and humour,...
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Best man speech examples, template ideas, jokes and everything you need...

The best man speech is usually the most eagerly awaited of all the wedding speeches – so if you've been tasked with writing a...

Father of the bride speech rules for 2018

Fathers of the brides are no longer shackled by out-dated etiquette but there’s certainly more pressure on you dads to be funny. Here, the...
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Groom speech tips: How to write the perfect groom speech for...

Want to know how to write the perfect groom speech? Professional speechwriter and founder of Great Speech Writing, Lawrence Bernstein, shares his tips on...
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The dos and dont’s of bride wedding speech making

As increasing numbers of brides are now writing and delivering their own words to guests, Martha Alexander reveals how you can own the mic...
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Disney quotes for your wedding speech: The most romantic wedding readings...

There are plenty of subtle ways you can incorporate Disney into your wedding day – whether it’s choosing Disney-inspired wedding readings, Disney love songs...
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Best man speech: Tried-and-tested best man jokes that will win over...

Plan on cracking a few jokes during your best man speech? We look at the best tried-and-tested quips... Taking on the role of best man...

A Guide to Overcome Wedding Speech Nerves

A Guide To Overcome Wedding Speech Nerves... This ultimate speech guide will give the best tips and tricks to help anyone overcome wedding speech nerves, not...

How to write the perfect mother of the bride speech

Planning to deliver a mother of the bride speech? Here's how to make it witty, warm and wonderful... Good news – more mothers are grabbing...

Speech guide: The traditional running order of wedding speeches

When it comes to wedding speeches, it's important to know who speaks when on the big day. We asked speech writing coach Lawrence Bernstein...

How to write the perfect 2018 groom speech

How To Write The Perfect 2018 Groom Speech! Speech etiquette has changed. Be thankful for this. A 2018 groom speech will no longer be a tedious list...

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