Hire or buy a suit, write your speech, organise your stag weekend... that's just about all you have to do...


But wait... Tom Fletcher, lead singer and song writer with the band McFly confessed that he was nervous about public speaking. So he paid tribute to his beautiful bride, their families and friends with a 14 minute song written for the occasion.


No pressure guys!







The bridegroom has quite a lot more responsibilities on his wedding day than to just show up on time and get married! Most couples will be closely involved in planning their wedding together and many will be jointly financing the big day. However, there are some duties that traditionally are the responsibility of the groom and Wye Valley Weddings is here to help you...


Wedding speeches - The role of the father of the bride, the groom and the best man

Wedding Speeches


Traditionally the father of the bride is usually the person who pays for the wedding he should be the first person to make a speech. His role is to welcome the guests and thank them for coming to the wedding, as well as having an opportunity to express his love for his daughter and welcome his new son-in-law to the family.


The groom's speech usually takes the form of a brief response on behalf of himself and his new wife by thanking his new father in law before expressing some personal and loving comments about his new wife, as possibly including some anecdotes about their courtship - how they met, the course of their relationship and of course, the proposal.


The purpose of a best man’s speech is to thank everyone involved in planning and participating in the wedding and also to 'introduce' the groom to the bride’s family and friends. The best man will usually regale the guests with some amusing anecdotes about the groom and hopefully reveal some not too embarrassing secrets! This is no easy feat for the best man who, unless he speaks publicly on a regular basis, may never have had to give a speech before.

Lawrence Bernstein

Tel: +44 (0)20 8245 8999

Great speech writing for the Best man speech, Groom speech, Father of the Bride speech. Lawrence Bernstein will write it for you and help you improve your public speaking skills.

Burn the Toast

Burn The Toast specialise in writing bespoke speeches for weddings of the highest quality. They have been going 10 years and they've had over 2,000 happy customers. Let Burn the Toast get yours sorted!

Staggered UK

Worried about writing a best man speech, groom speech or father of the bride speech? Can’t think how to start? Written one but it’s rubbish?

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Bill Child Formal Wear



Tel: 01432 344700

Bill Child of Hereford have one of the largest selections of wedding and evening wear for men and boys in the county. Morning suits, formal lounge suits, evening wear, highland wear, waistcoats and a wide range of accessories are available for immediate hire.

Second weddings

Second wedding? No need to compromise on romance...


Planning a second wedding doesn't mean compromising on romance or style for your special day, although many couples prefer to do things a little differently second time around. Wye Valley Weddings has suggestions for wonderful venues, ceremony styles and great ideas to make a second wedding truly special for you and your guests.



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