Hints & Tips
Traditionally there were three main speeches said by the Father of the Bride, the groom and then finishing off with the Best Man. These three are still very traditional however it is becoming more common for the bride and also the chief bridesmaid to make a speech on the wedding day. These are normally made after the wedding breakfast, however some couples decide to do the speeches prior to the wedding breakfast to enable the people delivering the speeches to get over their nerves and enjoy their meal.
The father of the bride normally says a few words about his daughter, welcomes the grooms parents and extended family into his family and toasts the bride and groom. The groom will normally thank both sets of parents and all the guests for attending and then conclude with a toast to the bridesmaids for their hard work. The best mans speech should be fun, comical and cheerful, it is normally one of the best moments during the reception. The best man should conclude with a toast to the happy couple.
It is important to keep each of the speeches to a set time level, a maximum of ten minutes per speech is sufficient time per speech, any longer and your guests may be nodding off!