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Making speechesPlan what you want to say and keep your cool!

Making a speech can be the most nerve-wrecking part of a wedding for everyone - from the Best Man whose previous public speaking experience has been chanting at a football match to the celebrated bride and groom, Chief Bridesmaid who is suddenly asked to make a toast.

Who Speaks and When

Traditionally, the toastmaster or master of ceremonies will introduce the speeches at the end of the meal. The formal order of speakers is:

  • Father of the Bride or a close family friend
  • The Groom
  • The Best Man

But if the bride, chief bridesmaid or guests want to speak then that's great, too!

Another good idea is to have the speeches BEFORE the dinner so that everyone can enjoy their meals without nervously waiting to speak, and you also limit the chance of too much alcohol being drunk by terrified best men.

Father of the Bride or Friend of the Family

  • Thanks the guests for coming and sharing in the special day.
  • Thanks everyone who contributed to the cost of the wedding.
  • Compliments and praises his daughter and welcomes her new husband into the family.
  • Toasts the bride and groom.


  • Thanks the father of the bride for his toast.
  • Thanks the guests for attending and for their gifts.
  • Thanks both sets of parents.
  • Compliments his bride.
  • Thanks his best man.
  • Thanks and toasts the bridesmaids.

Best Man

  • Thanks the groom for his toast to the bridesmaids.
  • Comments on the bride and particularly the groom.
  • Reads any messages from absent friends.
  • Toasts the bride and groom.


  • Thanks the guests for coming.
  • Thanks her parents and bridesmaids.
  • Compliments the groom.
  • Proposes a toast.

Chief Bridesmaid

  • Thanks the bride
  • Compliments the ushers
  • Proposes a toast

We hope that gives you some great ideas in how to structure your day. Don't forget, we offer small speaker systems and radio microphones with any package, so please contact Rewind Disco or use the online quotation form.


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