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The Wedding Speeches

Traditionally the wedding speeches are given after the wedding breakfast. The begin with the father of the bride, then the groom and finally the bestman. Some couples choose to do away with tradition and haven the speeches before the meal, some even mix up the order. It is your wedding day so it is up to you whether you decide to stick with the tradition or put your own spin on it.

We have put together a few essentials for each of the speeches to help the writers ensure that they do not forget to include anything. It is a good idea to buy yourself some note cards to either write the whole speech on or to give yourself prompts.

The Father of the Bride's Speech

The Groom's Speech

The Bestman's Speech

The important thing to remember is to make the speech your own. It is much easier to give a speech in your own style that you have written yourself than it is to read something that someone else has written. Try to speak clearly, do not rush and make sure you look up at the guests at least a few times during the speech.

Nowadays more and more brides and bridesmaids are choosing to make speeches. In this instance they can choose when they would like to fit into the order. It usually works quite well for them to go between the groom and the bestman, but it is completely up to you.

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