Speeches & Traditions

There’s nothing like a great wedding speech, whether it’s poignant and tear-jerking or laugh-out-loud funny. If you need help writing the perfect best man toast, drafting a short-and-sweet thank you, or figuring out who should speak when, look no further. Grab a pen and get ready to raise your glass!

Speeches & Traditions

How to Write the Perfect Father of the Bride Speech, in 7 Easy Steps

Here are some tips for how to floor your daughter (and the wedding guests!) with your father of the bride speech.

By Nora Shepard, December 16, 2019

Speeches & Traditions

How to Safeguard Your Wedding from Cringeworthy Speeches

Bad wedding speeches can really put a damper on your big day. Here are a few tips to ensure those wedding toasts are memorable for the right reasons.

By Lauren Rodrigue, August 16, 2019

Speeches & Traditions

The Wedding Speech Order You Need to Know

Weddings are a blast, but the speeches—whether heartfelt or hilarious—remind everyone why they’re there: to celebrate two people in love. This wedding speech order will help the reception flow nicely.

By Lindsay Pietroluongo, January 11, 2019

Speeches & Traditions

How to Write a Maid of Honor Speech

A flawless maid of honor speech can't be hastily written on your phone at the wedding reception — it takes time, at least a few drafts and a lot of practice. Here's how to write a maid of honor speech that will garner a standing ovation.

By Nora Shepard, September 12, 2018

Speeches & Traditions

6 Greek Wedding Dance Vids to Inspire Your Reception Moves

Rompi Rompi to Mavi Mavi, kick off your shoes and get ready to review classic Greek wedding dance moves.

By Whitney Teal, September 11, 2018

Speeches & Traditions

These Gorg Nigerian Wedding Photos Are Pure #Goals

Get your fill of Nigerian wedding photos to inspire your own gorgeous ceremony.

By Whitney Teal, February 7, 2018

Speeches & Traditions

7 Nigerian Wedding Ideas for Every Naija Couple’s Style

Grab some seriously stylish inspiration for your upcoming Nigerian wedding with these creative ideas.

By Whitney Teal, January 18, 2018

Speeches & Traditions

Wedding Money Dance Moves You’ll Def Want to Try

Yes, you heard us right — try these dances at your wedding and you’re sure to rake up the cash.

By Whitney Teal, November 28, 2017

Speeches & Traditions

Multicultural Wedding Planning IRL: How One Couple Nailed It

While planning our American-Nigerian fusion, we learned that planning a multicultural wedding is all about communication, balance and creativity.

By Sara & Onye Agu, November 20, 2017

Speeches & Traditions

The Indian Wedding Glossary Every Guest Needs

Your first (and even your second, and third) time witnessing an Indian wedding might leave you a little dazed and confused. Consult this Indian wedding glossary to get your terms straight!

By Whitney Teal, October 20, 2017

Speeches & Traditions

How to Give a Wedding Toast if You Hate Public Speaking

If you’re feeling stressed about giving your wedding toast, read on for a few tips and tricks.

By Stephanie Hallett, August 8, 2017

Speeches & Traditions

The 8 Best Wedding Toasts from Movies

Just check out these eight wedding toasts from some of our favorite movies, to get an idea of what you should and should NOT say.

By Jacqueline Tynes, March 27, 2017

Speeches & Traditions

How to Write a Funny Wedding Speech

You don't have to be Kristen Wiig or Chris Rock to give a toast that's hilarious. Here’s how to write a wedding speech that will get your audience laughing out loud.

By Lindsay Pietroluongo, February 24, 2017

Speeches & Traditions

How to Give an Awesome Joint Wedding Speech

Doing a combined speech with someone else can really help to take the pressure off you and ease your stage fright.

By Kate Horodyski, February 23, 2017

Speeches & Traditions

The Wedding Thank-You Speech Guide Every Couple Needs

Wondering what to say in your wedding thank-you speech (or why exactly you need to give one in the first place)? Here's exactly who to thank, when to toast, the topics to avoid and more.

By Stephanie Hallett, February 18, 2017

Speeches & Traditions

20 Things NOT to Say During a Wedding Toast

If you’re handed a microphone at a wedding, your first priority is to let the newlyweds know how happy you are for them. Avoid an awkward moment by avoiding these topics.

By Sarah Title, February 17, 2017