Wedding Readings and Speeches

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.

4 types of readings that will be remembered at your wedding

Wedding readings: they add a special touch, give your loved ones a role to play and make the magical blur of your ceremony more...

These 10 hilarious wedding speeches will have your sides splitting!

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...

We’re talking wedding traditions! – Where are they headed?

Weddings are as unique as the couple making a commitment to one another - a fact that, if you’ve spent any time reading bridal...

A valentines proposal: Nothing says i love you like…

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Why a Toastmaster could prevent all stress on the big day…

If you have decided to rope in the help of a planner to organise everything in the lead up to your big day, brides...
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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 12 of the best tried-and-tested quips Taking on the role of...

5 speech stories to inspire the best speech!

5 speech stories to inspire the best speech!   It’s always good to hear real wedding speech stories for a little inspiration before the big day!...
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The dos and don’ts 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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A quick and easy guide to the best wedding speech ever

You don’t need to feel that sinking feeling, the cold panic just before you are about to stand up and face a huge crowd....
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The bride’s speech – Top tips for delivering that all-important speech

When you think about wedding speeches, the first things that come mind are probably the best man's speech, the groom's speech or the father...

Father of The Bride Speech Rules For 2018

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...

Bring some fun into your day with these quirky wedding readings

If you and your groom consider yourselves free spirits – if you feel you’re a little bit boho, a bit artistic, a bit creative...

Groom speech tips: How to write the perfect groom speech for...

Want to know how to write the perfect groom speech? Professional speech writer and founder of Great Speech Writing, Lawrence Bernstein, shares his tips...

7 non-cheesy wedding readings for long-term couples

When it comes to wedding readings, it's important that you both choose something that reflects your relationship and the way you feel about marriage....

Fun And Quirky Wedding Readings With A Difference

Fun And Quirky Wedding Readings With A Difference If romantic wedding readings make you cringe rather than coo over your bride or groom-to-be, why not...

Groom Speech Jokes: How To Be Funny Without Resorting To Googled...

GROOM SPEECH JOKES: How To Be Funny Without Resorting To Googled Gags All wedding speeches should be funny, not just the best man’s. Here, the...

6 Of The Most Romantic Wedding Readings From Books

If you and your husband-to-be are lovers of literature, then fiction is a great place to start if you're looking for meaningful wedding readings....
7 things not to do in your groom's speech to write a winning wedding speech that will have your guests and - importantly - your new wife gushing!

7 things NOT to do in your groom’s speech

While many brides are now stepping up to say a few words at their weddings, the groom’s speech is a tradition that isn’t going...

Wedding readings for children – our best suggestions

At my wedding, I inherited the most beautiful step-daughter who was 10. We decided that the best way for her to be involved and...

4 of the best wedding readings and poems for children

Children's wedding readings There are all sorts of reasons why you may want a child to say some words as part of your wedding ceremony....

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