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

9 Latin American Wedding Traditions Couples Need to Know

Learn more about these rich Latin American wedding traditions, from padrinos to el lazo, and many more.

By Lauren Levy, October 2, 2020

Speeches & Traditions

Jumping The Broom: Meaning, History and Tradition

The jumping the broom tradition has many years of history. Learn more about jumping the broom here.

By The Editors, September 22, 2020

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 reception—it takes time and a lot of practice. Here's how to write a maid of honor speech that will garner a standing ovation.

By Nora Shepard, August 1, 2020

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, July 7, 2020

Speeches & Traditions

Attending an Indian Wedding? Here’s What to Expect

Make sure you’ll know what to expect when attending an Indian wedding. Learn about the various religions that may be observed and the customs associated with each.

By Kim Forrest, July 1, 2020

Speeches & Traditions

Here’s How to Decide if a Wedding Tradition is Right for You

We admit, some traditions may seem a bit outdated. Here’s how to decide which wedding traditions you can skip, and which to keep.

By Lindsay Tigar, May 13, 2020

Speeches & Traditions

How to Write a Best Man Speech in 9 Simple Steps

Been tasked to write a best man speech and not sure where to start? Follow these easy rules to how to write a best man speech — and delivering it like a total pro.

By Nora Shepard, April 13, 2020

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

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

In many cultures, the dollar dance is a fun reception tradition. Here are some examples from around the world.

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

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