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Wedding Speeches

How To Be the Perfect Best Man

Matthew Crawt | Posted 04.04.2016 | Weddings
Matthew Crawt

There are a thousand different thoughts that run through a man's mind when the day comes and someone finally says, "I want you to be my best man." Undeniably, the first thought is about the speech that will need to be given.

7 Things All Bad Wedding Speeches Have In Common

BRIDES | Posted 07.23.2016 | Weddings

While you can't really expect to be the toast of the town on someone else's big day (don't worry, your time will come if it hasn't already), you can learn to give a killer wedding toast that not only honors your loved one, but keeps their guests thoroughly entertained too.

Will Ferrell Delivers Incredible Wedding Speech To Complete Strangers

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.25.2015 | Comedy

Isn't this the real "dream wedding"? There isn't a person alive who wouldn't enjoy Will Ferrell standing up at their wedding and giving a speech. A...

7 People Who Definitely Shouldn't Give Wedding Toasts

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Weddings

Giving a speech at a wedding is an honor. Unfortunately, many people are not equipped to handle the responsibility. In a hilarious new video by Pi...

Why 'Everything In Moderation' Should Be Your Wedding Mantra

Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings

By Kim Forrest for WeddingWire Yes, your wedding is your day to shine -– you’re the center of attention and you probably want every detail to b...

WATCH: Toddler Gives An Adorably On-Point Wedding Toast

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.02.2014 | Good News

She may only be 3 years old, but that doesn't mean this toddler, Cleo, can't give one heck of a wedding toast. And while it may not be full of the ...

I've Prepared a Few Words About Public Speaking

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Be prepared. That's not just the motto of the Boy Scouts or Charlie Sheen when he gives his party guests a tour of the master bathroom; it's the first rule of giving a speech. Write down what you intend to say. Respect your audience.

What You Should Know About Thanking Parents On The Big Day

Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

6 Epic Wedding Speech Fails We Can All Learn From

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 11.21.2013 | Weddings

Giving the perfect wedding speech is like trying to eat just one potato chip: it's nearly impossible. But some people are definitely worse at toasting...

How To Cut The Wedding Speeches Without Offending Your Loved Ones

Posted 11.11.2013 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

5 Ways To Avoid Becoming A Wedding Horror Story

Carmen Feliciano | Posted 12.28.2013 | Weddings
Carmen Feliciano

While we can plan well, there are things beyond our control. It's only a disaster if you think it's a disaster. If you laugh about it and carry on, everyone else will follow your lead and consider your wedding a success.

WATCH: Best Man's 'Speech' Will Totally Surprise You

Posted 08.28.2013 | Weddings

As the best man, one of your roles is to get up in front of your buddy, his new husband or wife and all of their guests and give a speech at the recep...

A Beginner's Guide To Wedding Speeches

Posted 08.26.2013 | Weddings

This article originally appeared in Wedding Ideas magazine. Readings and speeches are a lovely way to personalize your day. But for most of us, del...

The 5 Most Memorable Dads At Weddings

Posted 06.15.2013 | Weddings

Weddings are a big day for the bride and groom, but they're also a big day for dads. What's more special than seeing your child all grown up and enter...

WATCH: Kid Delivers Unforgettable Wedding Speech

Posted 06.03.2013 | Weddings

Here's the next Louis C.K., ladies and gentlemen! America's Funniest Home Videos shared a clip on YouTube recently of a young boy delivering a pre...

WATCH: Bridesmaid Delivers Epic Wedding Toast

Posted 04.29.2013 | Weddings

Bridesmaid and radio host Sarah Hunter had a very creative idea for a toast at her best friend's wedding -- she filmed a music video celebrating the c...

WATCH: Father Of The Bride's Speech Will Brighten Your Day

Posted 04.10.2013 | Weddings

Weddings can be an emotional time for the father of the bride (just ask these weepy dads). But one bride's dad managed to combine both humor and sweet...

What Every Guest Needs To Know About Toasts

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.28.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Every wedding, one of the designated toasters will take me aside to ask "what time is my speech?" Uh, you don't have a speech honey. You're not running for office.

The Real Reason Weddings Matter

Marta Segal Block | Posted 04.05.2013 | Weddings
Marta Segal Block

The toast I gave for their anniversary.

The Complete Guide To Wedding Toasts

Sharon Sacks | Posted 03.11.2013 | Weddings
Sharon Sacks

People speak of friendships lasting a lifetime, acts of courage, moments of hilarity, or what it feels like to watch your son or daughter go through such a momentous rite of passage. Above all, you hear them talk about love.

10 Things Every Couple Should Know About Weddings

JP Reynolds | Posted 03.10.2013 | Weddings
JP Reynolds

The greatest gift parents can give their children and other wisdom from an officiant.

11 Tips For Writing The Perfect Wedding Toast

Posted 11.15.2012 | Weddings

One of our goals here at HuffPost Weddings is to provide our readers with the best wedding advice. Often, however, the best advice comes straight from...

15 Ridiculously Awkward Wedding Speeches

Posted 09.10.2012 | Weddings

We think weddings are a hotbed for awkward speeches (think: reclusive Uncle Earl stepping up to the microphone to wax nostalgic after a few beers). ...

5 Things NEVER To Say During A Toast

Eleni Gage | Posted 10.14.2012 | Weddings
Eleni Gage

I'd like to cement my reputation as the Grinch Who Stole Weddings by floating my lil black cloud over to the guests' section, raining on their reception parades with my unsolicited, iron-clad rules for What Not to Say While Giving a Wedding Toast.

WATCH: 7 'Aww'-Inspiring On-Screen Wedding Toasts

Posted 06.02.2012 | Weddings

Aside from walking down the aisle, there's only one thing that could make you just as sweaty-palmed and tongue-tied as the bride or groom at their nup...