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musical speeches

Musical Speeches

Musical Speeches

Musical wedding speeches - raps or speeches set to music - are becoming more and more popular. If you fancy singing your speech, here are Speechy's tips to help you compose a wedding speech that will be music to everyone's ears.

(*Of course, if you’re looking for more than ‘advice’, check out all the different ways the Speechy team can help you write & deliver a great speech. Or check out our new AI-powered team member, SpeechyAI.)

A wedding speech is a beautiful opportunity to celebrate the union of two souls and to share heartfelt sentiments with the happy couple and their guests. Also, to have a laugh and, possibly, make the guests wish they’d brought earplugs with them!

Whether you’re a newlywed, best man, maid of honor, or a family member, crafting a musical wedding speech requires a delicate balance of creativity, sincerity, and a sprinkle of humour to hit the right note.

Good Examples of Musical Wedding Speeches

THE OBVIOUS ONE – The most viral example of a musical wedding speech comes courtesy of Tom Fletcher (from McFly fame). 23 million views and counting. Now, clearly, it’s easy to musical speech is you have a back catalogue of hits to call on but still…

THE BROTHER OF THE GROOM – Who doesn’t love a medley?

BALLSY BRIDE – And one with a good sense of humour (once she gets going)…

THE CHEEKY GROOM – Endearing, cheeky style…

And finally, THE ABSOLUTE PRO… banter, tunes, cheek, the works!

How YOU Can Do It…

Know Your Audience

Understanding the audience is key to tailoring a musical wedding speech that resonates with everyone. Consider the age group, cultural background, and musical tastes of the attendees. This will guide you in selecting appropriate musical references and ensuring that your speech is relatable and engaging for all.

Choose the Right Tune

If you’re a newlywed, you could consider incorporating your partner’s favorite songs, but of course, a catchy tune that the guests will recognise is vital.

We recently went to a wedding in Yorkshire where the best man and his brothers performed their own version of Ilkley Moor Baht ‘at and it worked brilliantly.

We’ve also been commissioned to rewrite the lyrics to classics such as ‘I will Survive’ and several ABBA numbers. Due to the number of times we had to listen to it we now run a mile when we hear the opening cords to Waterloo.

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Cut The Cliches & Make It Personal

Share personal anecdotes and heartfelt stories that showcase the couple’s unique bond. It’s fine to rhyme ‘wife’ with ‘life’ but try to make all your lines distinctive and truly meaningful to the couple, rather than focus on generic marriage advice or platitudes.

Keep It Snappy

While musical elements can add an enchanting dimension to your speech, it’s crucial to maintain a balance and avoid overwhelming the audience. Remember, this is not a musical or you don’t want anyone thinking you’re enjoying the spotlight a bit too much!

Remember, you don’t have to make the whole speech musical. Like our ‘Absolute Pro’ above, you can slip in and out of a tune or just keep the musical section as the climax to your speech.

Rehearse

Yes, it helps if you can hold a tune but it’s not a pre-requisite. The most important thing is delivering your speech with confidence – but, crucially, don’t take yourself too seriously. It shouldn’t seem like you’re doing an X-Factor audition.

Pay attention to the transitions between spoken word and musical interludes, ensuring that the flow remains seamless and natural.

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The Speechwriting Experts

The Speechy team are TV-trained scriptwriters/comedians by trade & we’ve helped 1,000s of speakers around the world deliver their dream speech.

Our advice has been quoted everywhere from The New York Times to Grazia and from Forbes to The Observer. Our founder has also featured on the BBC Sounds’ Best Men podcast with Jason Manford and written ‘The Modern Couple’s Guide to Wedding Speeches’, published by Little, Brown.

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''I had an unbelievable experience working with Speechy. From the moment I got in touch with them I felt supported and come the day of my best mans speech, it went down a storm with a standing ovation.''
''Speechy deserves more than 5 stars. (They) produced a factual, funny Mother of the Bride speech with just the right amount of emotion..... it was ingenious. Thank you so much for the wonderful & priceless memory of having delivered my speech at my daughter’s wedding and nailed it ... and got a standing ovation too. My children were very proud of me, including my new son-in-law! ''
''These Guys are tremendous! One main point is that its not their speech - its yours! This is because it is based totally around what you would like to say, but its the spin that Speechy puts on it, that is the magical bit... Ordinary words become a hilariously entertaining event. There were giggles, applauds, laughs, tears, cheers and standing ovation – all in that order!''
''Feeling anxious or stressed about an upcoming speech? Look no further than Speechy... I just delivered my Best Man speech this past weekend and absolutely crushed it. I was nervous leading up to the moment, but while delivering my speech, I didn't want the experience to end, the room was hooked, and laughing at every joke. Worth every penny... Thank you!''
''Navigating through the wedding industry often feels like you’re stuck on a conveyer belt....Speechy is the complete opposite. They treat you and your wedding like you’re the one and only. I couldn’t recommend them more.''
''Heidi and the whole team at Speechy are an absolute gem! In addition to their talent and extensive experience in speech writing, Heidi had an impressive way of listening to me talk about mine and my partners personal anecdotes, before putting it in such a funny and beautiful way that it felt as though she’d known us for years.''
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