About Us

The Speechy team are writers with credentials.

Between us, we’ve written for a range of BBC comedy programmes, appeared on TV comedy panels, written TV scripts for a fair few celebs including Richard Hammond and Sharon Osbourne, and ghostwritten for high-profile comedians. Oh, and a couple of politicians too!

We joined forces in 2015 to help couples, and their friends and family, deliver a better class of wedding speech. The idea developed after Heidi delivered a bride’s speech that got more compliments than her overpriced dress.

We’ve now helped thousands of happy clients around the world and we’re chuffed to say we have an ‘Excellent’ Trustpilot rating.


The Ultimate Speechwriting Experts

Our wedding speech advice has been featured in The New York Times, The Observer, The Daily Mail, Rock n Roll Bride, The Huff Post , Dating News, Grazia and The Times. We’ve also been featured on the Drew Barrymore Show

Heidi has even written a book – ‘The Modern Couple’s Guide to Wedding Speeches’, published by Little, Brown and endorsed by numerous wedding influencers.

  • A wonderful book for couples who want to prepare a memorable speech and create something personalised for such a special occasionEleonora Tucci ― Weddings & Honeymoon Media
  • This comprehensive guide is a must-have for any modern couple who wants their wedding speeches to be creative and curated – no cookie-cutter templates here! Zoe Burke ― Hitched
  • For as long as there have been speeches, there’s been a need for advice on how to give great ones. Heidi’s book provides anyone giving a speech – wedding or otherwise – with the tools, tips, and tricks to turn the mic-shy into great orators, and great orators into history makers!Eduardo Braniff ― Men’s Vows
  • The perfect book for couples who want to break the rules and avoid clichés when it comes to their wedding day speechesKat Williams ― Rock n Roll Bride
  • This book will ensure you spend your big day enjoying yourself, not being nervous about your speech!Hamish Shephard, founder of Bridebook

And we love a podcast too…

Guides For Brides Podcast

The Speechy Team

Heidi Ellert-McDermott

Founder & TopDog


Pro Comedian & Naughty Scot


Writer & Lover of Shiny Awards


Shai Guy & Bollywood King

Ed and Tom

Double the Wit




Journo & Guardian of Good Taste

Broadcast Quality

We apply the same production values to every wedding speech that we do to producing prime-time BBC telly. If seven million people wouldn’t series-record your speech, well quite frankly, it’s not good enough.

Story Hunters

We put good story telling at the heart of every speech. It needs to be more than a few funny anecdotes and a thank you list. We help you discover #whatsyourstory and get people excited about it.

Cliché Killers

We ditch the outdated etiquette and clichéd platitudes that leave guests checking their phone under the table. ‘Soulmate’ is one of the words on our banned list.

Funny Farmers

We’re organic farmers when it comes to our humour. We find people’s lives funny enough without resorting to wedding jokes even granny’s heard before.

Get in touch

Give us a call if you want to find out more about how we work, the services we offer and our DELIGHT GUARANTEE.

Don’t worry, no obligation.

We love a natter and we hate salespeople too (unless you are one).

Call Heidi on (UK) 07971 224 245WhatsApp us or email hello@speechy.com

Or just feel free to steal some of our wedding speech tips on our Advice Pages 

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Published by Little, Brown and written by Speechy's  Heidi Ellert-McDermott, this modern speech guide is a must-have for all nearlyweds.


Expert advice on speech planning, writing and
delivery, as well as speech examples written by
the Speechy wordsmiths and advice from
celebrity wedding influencers.


Ditch the Googled gags and cheesy clichés,
and make your speeches a wedding day highlight.


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