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.

Want the BEST bridesmaid speech EVER? Step aside boys, the girls are here! With guidance usually geared to guys, here's the lowdown on how your girls can nail their bridesmaid speech

Girl talk! How to nail the bridesmaid speech

More and more brides and bridesmaids aren’t leaving it all to the boys, they want their extra few minutes in the limelight, too! Here...

5 top tips for delivering the best wedding speech

You know if the father of the bride starts his speech with, ‘I won’t talk for too long,’ you are doomed. Children fall asleep...

Visual aids to entertain during your speech!

A wedding speech should be just less than ten minutes. That doesn’t sound long but actually, unless you have really great material, watching someone speak...

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...

9 wedding speech rules from Speechy!

Etiquette guides just don’t cut it these days. Do we really need Debrett’s to tell us who to thank or who to toast? Surely we...

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 ultimate guide to giving a wedding speech

Like a free bar stocked with craft beers and Bollinger, giving a speech at your wedding is a sure-fire way of impressing not only...
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Which members of the bridal party should give a wedding speech?

We've got the wedding speech experts at Speechy to give us the lowdown on who should really give a speech. Traditionally, it was the father...
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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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6 things that make a BRILLIANT best man’s speech

Public speaking isn't everyone's forté, but anyone can learn the qualities that every great public speaker has, according to speaking expert, Sarah Lloyd-Hughes. Sarah has...

How to overcome nerves if you’re giving wedding reading or speech

Wedding readings and speeches are probably the most worried-about element of the big day – whether it's the bride or groom, a parent or...

Absent parents? Second marriage? Wedding speech tips for every situation

Not every wedding features a young bride and groom and two sets of happily married parents. So for those of you celebrating a civil...

27 of the most romantic quotes to use in your wedding

Romantic quotes on love and marriage are great for wedding days – they can fit in anywhere, from the speeches, to the decor, to...

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....
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Marvin Humes reveals how to be the perfect groom

As Marvin Humes and wife Rochelle Wiseman are revealed as the new hosts of This Morning, the new dad and ex-JLS heartthrob still maintains...
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How long will the best man’s speech last? Now you can...

After the bride’s dress, the best man’s speech is the most exciting part of any wedding day. Guests have long wagered how long the...

4 of the best wedding speeches EVER

We love a good speech here at Wedding Ideas - when they're done right, they can be a true highlight of the reception. If...
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Do you need help with your best man speech? Try this…

Is your best man struggling with his speech for the big day? Do you think he needs a little helping hand? Don't let him...

Essential wedding speech tips from real-life grooms and their best men

You know what most men dread about getting married? It’s having to get up in front of a room full of people and make...

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...

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