Mother Of The Bride Speech Videos

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Posted in Mother of the BrideTips & Advice

Traditionally, a mother of the bride speech happens when mothers step in for the father of the bride, but increasingly mums worldwide are simply being given the spotlight they (rightly) deserve.

Here are five of the best mum-speeches we like on the internet, along with our advice on making your speech even better. 

The Roast

It’s not just the best man who gets to exercise his comedic chops. This mother starts her speech as she means to go on, warning the wedding party ‘it’s more of a roast than a toast’.

She sets the tone immediately, before rolling off funny stories about her daughter growing up. It’s very funny and thanks to easing us in with all the laughs, packs a surprising emotional punch at the end.

Sure, the mother is helped with delivery as good as most stand-ups. But this needn’t be intimidating. We can have you delivering your speech just as well with a bit of help from our all-new delivery coaching service.

The Prop

Now, props aren’t necessarily encouraged by us at Speechy. They often slow down the speech and can be a little awkward. However, this is a perfect example of how to use one.

Notice how the bride never pauses to let the groom open the prop – in this case, a printed copy of a letter her daughter wrote in her childhood. Instead, she ploughs on delivering joke after joke and a great story about her daughter always wanting to marry a cowboy.

By the time the speech finishes, the gift is opened, and everyone knows what it is. There’s no pause as everyone works it out. She turns the prop into a story.

And it’s a great story! Emotional and funny. Plus, on a separate note, how great is it to see a groom in a cowboy hat. More of that, please!

The Single Story

Mother of the bride speeches seem to be more popular in America, but Brits can do them too. Whereas the two above incorporate several stories into their speech, this mother only uses one – a funny story about how the bride initially stood the groom up when they first met.

It’s personal, it’s funny, and it’s quick! In three minutes the mother has set up their relationship, made everyone laugh and sat down, winning the day and allowing everyone to crack on with the most important part of the day (OK, maybe the second most important part) – partying!

How Speechy Can Help You Deliver A Great Speech

  • Mother of the Bride Template


    Speechy’s Mother of the Bride Template is designed to help you write a wonderful wedding speech without you having to worry about it.

    It comes with a Content-Creator (guaranteed to extract brilliant material from even the most uninspired) and a choice of three speeches that our team have crafted for you to simply pick your favourite and then personalise.

    Fun, clever and guaranteed to put a smile on your daughter’s face.

    Further details below. Enjoy!


  • Bespoke Speech


    Commission the Speechy wordsmiths to craft a bespoke (and rather brilliant) wedding speech for you. 

    Buy today and we’ll get the ball rolling.

    Please ensure you’ve booked your speech into our calendar before purchasing. Call us on 07971 225 245 if you haven’t already.

    More details below.

  • Speech Review Service


    Purchase a Wedding Speech Review and the Speechy wordsmiths will ensure it’s a speech to remember for all the right reasons. 

    Once purchased, simply upload your speech when prompted and our experts will ensure it passes all the etiquette and story-telling tests. We’ll also rewrite any sections that we feel are lacking and ensure your speech is one you can’t wait to deliver.

    Your ‘Reviewed Speech’ will be emailed to you within 48 hours of purchase.

    Further detail can be found below.

  • Delivery Masterclass


    Deliver Your Speech Like a Pro with our Speechy Delivery Masterclass

    Wedding speech delivery is just as important as writing a great speech. As ex BBC TV directors, we’re trained to get the best out of you and teach you the tricks of the presenting trade. 

    The Masterclass is a one-to-one Skype call with one of the Speechy team that will take between 45 and 60 mins. We’ve worked with numerous celebrities and countless comedians as part of our TV career helping them to get into their comfort zone and deliver the goods and, with a few simple tips, we guarantee you will too! 

    We’ll ask you to present your speech before giving you feedback & presenting tips, and then get keep on rehearsing it until we feel you’ve got it. You’ll inevitably see immediate an improvement but we’ll also send you a personalised email with everything you need practise and remember on the day. It’s basically The Cheat’s Guide to Nailing It. 

    Once purchased, we’ll be in touch to set up the Masterclass Skype call or you can call us in advance to check our available time-slots.

The Advice

Mothers don’t just have to hand out zingers about their daughter in their speech. They can also use their years of married experience to give advice to the new couple. 

This speech starts emotionally but then springs the funny advice on us. It’s personal, and everyone in the room gets it. It gives a good perspective on what it’s like to ACTUALLY be married, something these whippersnappers will find out over the years.

The Blink-And-You’ll-Miss-It

Link to The Naughty Speech

And finally, here’s a speech which manages to get the job done in the time it takes to say ‘I now pronounce you husband and wife’.

It’s just a small story, but it’s a funny example of the work – or, in this case, lack of work – mothers put in for their daughter’s big day. This is a culmination of months, sometimes years of planning and she sums it up in 58 seconds.

You perhaps don’t need the, erm, ‘extra flourish’ of an ‘F’ bomb, as she does, but hey – everyone’s having a good time.

So, be funny. Give good advice. And, most importantly, give a good and honest story about you and your daughter’s relationship.

For more tips, mums, worry not! We’ve got you sorted over on our Mothers of the Bride Advice page

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