At British weddings the speeches are often the highlight of the meal, listened to with relish, cheering, laughter and full glasses! As the host, the father of the bride begins with a toast to the bride and groom, and often shares memories from the bride’s childhood before welcoming the groom to the family and thanking the guests for participating in the day. This is followed by the groom thanking the brides’ family, guests and parents before complimenting his bride and thanking the bridesmaids for helping her prepare for the big day.
The best man’s speech is definitely expected to deliver the most laughs. Sharing insights into the groom’s bachelor days and often including a few jokes, usually at the groom’s expense. The trick is to find a tone that appeals to all, doesn’t offend anyone but is still entertaining and provides the most memorable speech of the day!