Wedding speeches exist for all types are relationships. The eight major types of speeches (and toasts) are for Best Man, Maid of Honor, Groom, Bride, Father of the Groom/Bride, and Mother of the Groom/Bride.
Wedding speeches are an extremely important component for the wedding reception. The members of the wedding party have the opportunity to express how they each feel about the newlyweds. Every wedding reception will always feature speeches from the Best Man and Maid of Honor, along with a toast from the Groom and Bride. In today's society, the parents also give a speech or toast.
If called upon to speak, proper preparation towards the speech must be given. Wedding speeches are usually limited to a few minutes. Speeches usually contain a mix of humor and sentiment. Any jokes or one-liners should be said in good taste. The speaker should never say anything which would seriously offend the newlyweds or anyone else.
BEST MAN speech will focus mainly on the groom, with brief remarks about the bride and the wedding party.
MAID OF HONOR speech will focus mainly on the bride, with brief remarks about the groom and the wedding party.
GROOM speech will focus mainly on the bride, best man, and the parents. Brief remarks will be directed towards the wedding party and the guests.
BRIDE speech will focus mainly on the groom, maid of honor, and the parents. Brief remarks will be directed towards the wedding party and the guests.
PARENT OF THE GROOM/BRIDE speech will focus mainly on their son/daughter and their new spouse. Parents usually thank the other set of parents on how well they raised their new son/daughter-in-law.
Speech samples of Best Man
, Maid of Honor
, Father of the Bride
, Mother of the Bride
, Father of the Groom
, and Mother of the Groom
can found on their respective pages.
Remember, giving a wedding reception speech is a serious undertaking. Properly prepare and rehearse your speech. Provide a nice mix of sentiment and humor. Say what needs to be said, however don't speak for too long! Thank the appropriate individuals and toast the newlyweds!