Wedding speeches can make or break your wedding.
Great wedding speeches celebrate the bride and groom and create lasting memories filled with love and laughter. Nothing brings the room together like a heartfelt toast from the best man or a tear-jerker from the maid of honor.
On the flipside, terrible wedding speeches can overshadow the rest of the festivities. From awkward teenage stories to ex-girlfriend comparisons and speech marathons, a bad speech can change the momentum of the night.
Ensure your wedding guests remember your speeches for the right reasons. Follow our simple wedding speech tips below and you'll avoid the most common mistakes.
Do you have any wedding party wildcards to watch out for?
Do you have a crass groomsman who really wants to tell THAT story? Or a bridesmaid who wants to rehash your entire friendship: the good, the bad and the ugly?
Print off our Wedding Toast Do's and Don'ts for your wedding party and set clear rules for speeches. Setting boundaries will give your wedding party confidence that they're on point, and it will help you relax on your big day.