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Wedding Speeches

Welcome to hitched speeches. There are three generally accepted speeches usual to a wedding reception they are, bride's father's speech, the bridegroom's speech and lastly the best man's speech.

Best Man speeches

Example best man speeches

It is the best man's duty to respond to this toast on behalf of the bridesmaids, his speech should be light hearted and fun. It should be the high spot of the reception and it is very often his ability to make this particular speech, with humour and interest, that is the deciding chapter on the selection of the best man (no pressure then!).

Example best man speeches
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JOKES: Best Man Stories

Groom Speeches

Example groom speeches

The bridegroom replies on behalf of himself and his bride, taking the opportunity to thank his parents. He will also take this opportunity on behalf of his wife and himself to thank all those present for their gifts. Any close members of the family who could not attend the wedding because of illness, should be wished for a speedy recovery.

To conclude, the bridegroom will propose the toast of the bridesmaids, and thank them for a job well done, he may also present them with a small gift as a token of their appreciation.

Example groom speeches
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JOKES: Grooms Only

Father of the Bride Speeches

Example father of the bride speeches

The brides father should be called upon by the toastmaster (or the best man) to propose a toast of 'health and happiness to the bride and bridegroom'.  Before doing so he would normally welcome the grooms parents, relatives of both families any other guests and welcome the groom to his family and say a few words about his daughter.

Example father speeches
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Bride Speeches

Example bride speeches

It is now quite common for the bride to say a few words on her wedding day, especially if someone close to her could not be present, or if she would like to express her feelings about her entourage, the day or her new husband.

Example bride speeches
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JOKES: Brides Only
    

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