The venue, your overdraft limit, who’s going to sit next to Dave; let’s face it, there’s plenty to think about when you’re planning a wedding. But here’s something I reckon you need to think about more… the speeches.
Over the last couple of decades wedding speeches have become something to be endured rather than enjoyed. They’re generally assigned as a ‘boy’s job’, relegated to being a must-do chore, where clichés and platitudes are not only accepted, but actively encouraged.
As a wedding speech writer I’m not buying that. Yeah I’ve got shed-loads of bias, but I reckon guests who’ve spent an average of £498 attending a wedding (so says the Cosmo stats), deserve more. Your friends and family want rock n’ roll speeches with a bit more attitude than the usual speech-fodder.
A wedding can be quite formulaic (unless you’re the couple getting hitched and then, of course, it’s completely unique and generally amaaazinng). Speeches add that essential dose of personality and humour that all great occasions need to make them awesome.
So here’s a few ideas to ensure your speeches really say something at your wedding.