Wedding speeches can cause fear and trepidation for the speaker, whether it’s the bride, groom, parent, sibling or friend. If you have a wedding speech to make and you’re not sure how to write a wedding speech, we’re here to ensure your speech on the big day goes without a hitch.
Wedding speeches without worry
Wedding speeches are both a great honour and a great responsibility. The thought of public speaking alone can bring many out in a cold sweat. These speeches bring other unique pressures to speechmakers.
Groom speeches and bride speeches alike are delivered to a roomful of wedding guests who hang lovingly on every word spoken. In addition, other keynote guests like the father, sister or brother of the bride and groom face similar pressures. Weddings are a milestone occasion. Your words will help to set the tone of the wedding celebrations. They also form part of the fabric of memories that all wedding guests and wedding party members will take forward with them about the day. Most likely your speech will also be captured forever on video to be watched many times over.
Naturally, you want your speech to be remembered for all the right reasons. You also want to take joy and be fully present in every moment of the wedding day itself. That could be challenging if the pressure of making your speech is weighing heavily on you.
Fortunately, we invite you to feel free to relax and enjoy every moment of the wedding celebrations without sweating your speech. We take time to get to know you, how you feel, your own ideas and what you wish your speech to convey. Then we craft engaging seamlessly-organised wedding speeches tailor-made for you. By the time you stand up the microphone to deliver your wedding speech, you can have absolute confidence that your speech will bring wedding guests to their feet and will touch their hearts.
Speeches in your words
Emotions and sentiments feel very clear to you. But putting these down on paper can be a very different proposition. Many people tell us that what lies so clearly in their heart is challenging to put into words. Indeed, this is one of the biggest challenges wedding speeches can pose.
We approach every wedding speech as a blank canvas. There is no such thing as an effective template for writing a speech. Every bride and groom is unique and we celebrate this through wholly original speeches, every time.
Engaging a wedding speech writer does not take away from the genuine heartfelt nature of your speech. We craft speeches for weddings that are woven together by your words, stories, memories, sentiments and ideas. The essence of your speech will be truly and clearly your very own voice.
Speech specialist for bride and groom
Of all the speeches delivered on a wedding day, there are two clear standouts. Those speeches cherished and prized most highly among wedding guests are certainly those delivered by the bride and groom. One of our greatest joys is supporting each happy couple to give full vibrant expression to their feelings on the most important day of their lives.
The groom’s speech and the father of the bride’s alike are very emotional. Each party seeks to express to the other exactly what they mean to them. Many groom and bride speeches share hopes and dreams that the couple have together. Perhaps plans for the future too. Whatever your ideas, we work with you to transform these into words that come to life as you speak them.
Wedding speech ideas and inspiration for all
Anyone who performs a wedding speech plays a chief role in the big day itself. Certainly, there are those traditional wedding speeches that are commonly given. These include speeches by the bride, the groom and by the father of the bride and groom respectively. But we have worked with many other wedding speakers, such as brothers, sisters and friends.
Sisters speaking at weddings is a common option. We have crafted speeches for the bride’s big sister or younger sister who has special words to share at their sister’s wedding. We are specialists in creating charming heartfelt speeches for the sisters of the bride or groom.
We often prepare father-of-the-bride speeches alongside speeches for the mother-of-the-bride too. Many a mother of the bride likes to complement the father of the bride with her own personal words. We have crafted many mother-of-the-bride speeches, enabling the mother of the bride to express her happiness on the big day and welcome her new son-in-law into the family. Similarly, speeches by both the father of the groom and the mother of the groom are often given so each gets to personally welcome their new daughter-in-law into their family. Of course, each speech ends with a wedding toast to honour the bride and groom.
There is simply no set formula for who delivers a speech at a wedding reception. No matter what your relationship with the bride and groom is, we will craft you an enchanting personal speech that helps make the big day one to lovingly remember.
Funny wedding speeches
Have a big speech to make on the big day but are not sure how to write a wedding speech? Speak with our wedding speech specialists now. Give us a call on 1300 731 955.
The types of wedding speeches that we write for the wedding couple, friends and family include:
- Groom speech
- Bride speech
- Father of the bride speech
- Father of the groom speech
- Mother of the bride or groom
- Brother or sister of the bride or groom
- Maid of honour speech
- Best man speech
Check out the links for wedding speech examples.
Here’s an example of a short and sweet wedding speech we wrote for one of our customers.
Ladies and Gentlemen
For those who may not know me, my name is Richard, and I have the good fortune to be the father of the bride. Allison and I, along with Janis and Bill, welcome you to Lucinda and Mark’s wedding and reception.
I know that many people travelled a long way to be here tonight.
Patricia has come from London to be a bridesmaid. Zoe has come from Queensland, as have Allen, Lucinda’s cousin, and Nicole. Nicole’s cousin Jill has come from Ireland. Jill is one of Lucinda’s Godmothers, so that she wouldn’t miss this wedding for anything. Mark’s sister Jessica and her husband Tom have come from New York, and Mark’s brother Chris has also come from London. A long-time family friend, Neil, has come from Singapore.
Looking around the room, I see many family and friends who have known Lucinda for years.
My cousin Gregory christened Lucinda. Today, he came from a busy parish in Newcastle to marry Mark and Lucinda. Thank you, Gregory, for making the day so personal.
Many of Lucinda’s friends are here today — friends from Newcastle, her school years, university and work. Alison and I were lucky to become friends with the parents of many of Lucinda’s schoolmates, especially when she was at boarding school.
To proudly watch Lucinda walking down the aisle looking stunning makes your efforts to be here worthwhile. We thank everyone for coming to help us celebrate Lucinda and Mark’s wedding.
There are so many things I could talk about tonight, but I’ll try to be brief.
I’ll start by mentioning that Lucinda, Mark, Allison and I spent many weekend hours together renovating their house in Hamilton. Lucinda’s enthusiasm throughout the renovations was wonderful, even though it didn’t always match reality.
The thought of moving on to the next renovation in Brisbane fills us with trepidation. Alison and I have thought of moving to Brisbane to avoid any more renovation projects! Now that Lucinda and Mark are experts, we’ll leave the renovations to them in the future.
All of you know Lucinda or Mark, but you can’t possibly know Lucinda as a father knows his daughter. She is so enthusiastic about everything. She gets excited, just anticipating. You can probably guess who is always the first up on Christmas morning. She even gets excited when it is my birthday, let alone her own. Lucinda is a bright, intelligent, beautiful, loyal and extremely determined young lady. When things get tough, she goes after it with more tenacity. I don’t think anything could stop her. I love her so much and am very proud of her.
Her soulmate, Mark, perfectly complements Lucinda with his patience and practicality. He is a very down-to-earth, easy-going, no-nonsense kind of guy. He’s a hard worker and extremely polite.
I recall a night not long ago when Mark was staying at our home. He had a big night out and came in late and a little under the weather. When he was let into the house, he sounded like he was still at school: “Most rude of me, I must apologise. Extremely rude, I am sorry.” I guess he felt that since he came in so late, he just had to apologise. We also enjoy his wonderful sense of humour. I am proud to have Mark as my son-in-law.
Mark, someone once said that there are only two things that are necessary to keep one’s wife happy: one is to let her think she is having her own way; the other is to let her have her way.
Seriously, marriage is a meeting of two minds, two hearts and two souls. It is clear to me that Lucinda and Mark are a perfect example of this.
Today, I had one of those special and rare privileges to walk Lucinda down the aisle. She was beaming and beautiful. She made Allison, our son Raymond and I very proud.
Lucinda is no longer my little girl — she is grown up! We are delighted that she has found someone she loves and cares for and are so happy to welcome Mark to our family.
To Lucinda and Mark. I wish you the best life that both God and this world can offer. May your love be modern enough to survive the times and old-fashioned enough to last forever.
Everyone – please stand and join me to raise a glass to toast the bride and groom.
(pause while everyone stands)
May you live each day like it is your last and each night like it is your first.
To Lucinda and Mark.