Love & Laughter
This video contains ALL the speeches from this lucky couple’s big day, but if you skip from 2 minutes 20 seconds, you’ll see an excellent bride speech.
Immediately, the bride gets a laugh from everyone in the crowd, acknowledging how a bride doesn’t traditionally speak, but as the whole wedding isn’t exactly traditional, who cares!
After that, we’re in!
Firstly, she thanks her parents and maid of honour in a funny, moving way. Then she moves on to her bride. It gets a bit hard to hear at the end, but there’s lots of lovely emotional stuff in there, which is always going to be a winner.
Stuck for words on how to describe your new bride? Luckily, plenty of other people have written stuff that you can steal- we mean, use as inspiration!
There are plenty of poets you could quote. Keats, Wordsworth, maybe one of Shakespeare’s sonnets. OR you could do it MUCH better and quote REO Speedwagon’s ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’. How no one clocked that she was quoting this before she sang we have no idea. But it’s fun, memorable and above all a choice which is clearly fitting of the happy couple.
If you google the best wedding speeches, you’ll find a lot that looks like this. Montages. Moving music. Production values that seem like they’ve been taken straight from Netflix.
At the heart of them, lie very emotional vows or wedding speeches. Often you don’t get to hear the whole thing, as it will be cut into a highlight package by the editor. And while this one is short, it packs a lot of punch.
A speech this honest may feel soppy / lack a bit of humour to some, but if it works for you and the people attending – do it!
Another Loving One
This is a speech from a British wedding. As it’s a highlight package, it contains several vows and speeches cut together. But if you skip to 1m30, there’s a good example of the kind of story we recommend in your speech.
It’s all about this couple’s struggles to secure a VISA, which meant they had to fight for this relationship. It’s incredibly personal and would move any audience.
Rap It Up
Many brides, best men, and maids of honours have a lot of faith in their singing abilities. Increasingly, many fancy themselves as a bit of a rapper. Which is presumably why there are SO many videos of people rapping over ‘Ice, Ice Baby’ at weddings.
This is one of the better ones we’ve seen. It’s perhaps too long, but it has a lot of funny, personalised lines and the audience enjoy it. It even manages to work in several stories about the bride, which you don’t see too many songs do effectively.
Other Speaker Inspo
Whether you’re the bride, best man, maid of honour, or, as in this case, an uncle, there’s a lot to learn here. It’s a great balance between the family’s personal history, unique stories, and inspiring quotes.
If you want more advice, head over to Speechy’s guide to bride speeches.