Rock your Groom Speech!
Traditionally, the speeches come after the wedding breakfast to mark the end of the formalities, however you can choose to make the speeches before the wedding breakfast so you can all actually enjoy the whole catering experience we offer. Wedged between the bride’s dad speech and the best man speech, your groom’s speech needs to stand out! It should be genuinely funny, unique and entertaining, a reflection on your new bride and giving thanks to everyone present. The Groom’s speech can be very daunting, so before you begin the more formal aspect of your speech, we suggest using an ice-breaker story, this is a great way to help you and your guests relax and enjoy the whole event.
Fun ice-breaker speeches
“Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. I had prepared a superb speech for you today, but unfortunately, now that I am married … I’ve been told to read this one instead.”
“Without all of you here today, it wouldn’t be the same…but it would be cheaper.”
“The buffet this evening is charged on a cost-per-head basis. So, I’d like to thank the following people for not coming…”
“I’ve been feeling quite nervous about giving this speech for some time. But I’m pleased to say I slept like a baby last night – I woke up every two hours, crying my eyes out.”
“I have a dream for my future – oh, sorry, wrong speech!”
“A lot of people hold the belief that women marry men who remind them of their fathers, which explains why [wife’s] mother was bawling her eyes out during the ceremony.”
“In [in-law’s names], I have found the perfect in-laws. I always cringe when I hear jokes about difficult mothers-in-law because my own experience has been far from that stereotype. [Turns to in-laws and whisper] Did I read that right? Please don’t slap me”….
“When I asked [partner’s] father if I could marry his daughter/son he immediately wanted to know if I would be able to support a family. The answer was no. I was only planning to support his daughter/son. The rest of them would have to look after themselves.”
“I did ask for a microphone but was told there weren’t any available. So, if you can’t hear me at the back, the silence at the front should assure you that you’re not missing out on anything.”
“Now, I know you’re all thinking, ‘Doesn’t he look great in his suit?’ This is actually down to a new fitness regime which includes me doing 50 push-ups a day for the last three months. I should mention none of them have been intentional – I’ve just been collapsing a lot every time I think of my bank balance.”
“[Partner’s name], you an amazing man/woman who deserves a wonderful husband. And I promise I won’t rest until I get to the bottom of what’s gone wrong here.”
“I just want to say, in front of our families and dearest friends, that I love you and hope that every day will be as happy as today – just not as expensive.”
“I’ve been told that this is usually one of the only times in a man’s life when he can be around his wife and mother-in-law and not be interrupted – so hang in there, I’m going to take full advantage.”
“I’d like to thank my mother in law for passing on such wonderful traits to her daughter; her kindness, her humour, though unfortunately an unwavering support for (say…Football Club) has also slipped down the genetic line.”
“When it comes to talking about my wife/husband’s good points, where do I start? They’re intelligent, generous, hardworking, popular – and a brilliant judge of character.”