Our Mission

Speechy is on a mission to rid weddings of boring speeches. We want to save guests from tedious thank you lists and create speeches that knock the socks off the bride and groom (though it’s a safe bet she won’t be wearing any).

Here’s just a dozen of the #speechrules we work to. (We have 38 more of them if you’re interested!)


Speechy Rule 1

Aim for a laugh within the first 20 seconds.

Speechy Rule 2

‘Beautiful’, ‘soulmate’ and other clichés are banned.

Speechy Rule 3

Don’t pretend your partner is perfect. Love them for the crazy nut they are.

Speechy Rule 4

Beware powerpoint. Overplayed.

Speechy Rule 5

Nothing kills a good speech quicker than a tedious thank you list.

Speechy Rule 6

Find your humour in the world around you, not on the internet.

Speechy Rule 7

No one ever said ‘if only it was longer’. Aim for 8 mins.

Speechy Rule 8

Brilliant speeches are rubbish if the guests can’t hear them. Get a mic.

Speechy Rule 9

Film your speech on your phone whilst rehearsing. Be ruthless in your review.

Speechy Rule 10

No need to address your friends and family as ‘ladies & gentlemen’. Chances are they aren’t.

Speechy Rule 11

Give your gifts before the speeches, not during.

Speechy Rule 12

Smile. Scientifically proven to be infectious.

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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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