Yes, we’ll admit we may be a bit biased here. But what was once a begrudging duty and an endurance test for guests, has now evolved into the highly anticipated, central moment of the big day.
Gone are the days of comical cliches and Googled gags delivered by the drunk best man and tearful father, guests are now keener than ever to craft their own unique material into a speech that kickstarts the party with a bang.
The speech line-up is much more interesting these days-with more newlyweds delivering joint speeches, children getting involved and more women on the mic, whether it’s the mother of the bride, best woman, or even increasingly common, especially in the US, the mother of the groom!
At Speechy, we’re working with parents of the newlyweds, uncles, and grandparents. Poetic speeches, romantic stories or eight-minutes of belly laughs; clients are increasingly ditching the old-fashioned etiquette and creating a magical moment instead.
As well as the more formal speeches, some couples are opting to add a bit of madness to their day with Spontaneous Speeches – and inviting all their guests to propose a toast to them if the notion takes them. It certainly adds some fun today, but we do suggest getting an assertive MC on hand to oversee everyone and curtail any speakers who make the most of their mic-moment!
But, let’s be honest, what more perfect than have a gaggle of your favourite people tell you how much they love you.
And obviously, we’d encourage all nearlyweds to make the most of your speeches. Your flowers and venue may add the beauty and aesthetic to your big day, but nothing will portray that sense of love and romance than the spoken word.
If you’re looking for advice on how to incorporate this event into your big day, feel free to check out our Bespoke Speech Writing Service or Edit Service. We’re rated 5-stars for a reason!