A Bride’s Speech

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With many couples now choosing to incorporate a variety of non traditional elements into their wedding day. The bridal speech is an increasingly popular and much welcomed addition to the modern wedding.  Gone are the days that you can expect to hear only from male members of the bridal party. With brides now viewing their wedding day as the perfect opportunity to personally thank their family and friends, rather than following the traditional route of allowing their new husband to do so on their behalf.


With no traditions or structure to follow, a bride can be creative with the content of her speech. With many brides choosing to start by thanking guests for celebrating their wedding day with them. Often giving a special mention to any out of town guests who have travelled far and wide to be with them on their big day.


Another popular topic is the couples wedding planning journey. A bride will often share her experiences, any funny or near disastrous events, as well as thanking anyone who has offered their advice and assistance along the way.


A brides speech is also the perfect time to thank each set of parents.  Although this will probably be included within the groom’s speech. A few heartfelt words from the bride, thanking her parents for their love and support over the years and possibly sharing a favourite childhood memory. As well as thanking her in-laws for the warm welcome she has received to their family, and telling them how excited she is to be the newest family member. Both of which are guaranteed to be an emotional and special moment for everyone to treasure.

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Of course, a bride can not deliver a speech without dedicating a few special words to her new husband. It’s the perfect opportunity to share a comical memory of how they met, their first date or when she realised he was the one.  It’s also the ideal time to let her husband know how amazing he is. Thanking him for all the special memories they have made so far, how proud she is to be his wife and just how excited she is for what the future may hold.


Many brides will choose to end their speech by giving a special mention to her bridesmaids and flower girls, presenting them with gifts. This is a role traditionally reserved for the groom, but if you are shaking things up a little why not hand this gesture of thanks over to the bride.

Whatever a bride chooses to include within her speech the most important point remember is to have fun, enjoy the unique moment and be yourself.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my tips for a bride’s speech and you are all set to enjoy this special moment of your wedding day.

If you would like assistance with any aspect of planning your wedding do take a look at other blog posts I have written. Or, if you are planning your wedding within Essex, Suffolk, Kent, Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire then please get in touch to discuss the planning services I offer.

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