1 – Make the quotes meaningful
Think about the songs & the films that mean something to you both or the couple themselves. Do any of these lend themselves to a great quote?
2 – Don’t overload your speech with quotes
Two maximum as a general rule. One at the top and one towards the end.
3 – Quote recognisable names (or at least provide some context)
It’s always good to quote people that you’ve actually have heard of (or at least respect after you’ve looked them up on Wikipedia). You’ll find there are loads of great quotes by people you’ve never heard of, but do you really want to qualify them by saying they were written by a ‘relationship consultant’?
4 – Add a back ref
Put the quote into a personal context, or make it even more humorous with a suitable ‘ad lib’.
5 – Get expert advice
Check out our Maid of Honour Speech Advice for the full low down on how to package your quotes up in a great speech.
Write it yourself, check out our M.O.H. speech template or find out how you can work with one of our wordsmiths to create a bespoke best man speech.
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