The Groom's Speech

The groom's speech should be some heartfelt words about his new wife, family and the day itself.

First the groom must thank the father of the bride (or equivalent) on behalf of himself and his new wife for the speech - the reference to his 'wife' usually raises a cheer from the crowd.

He must then thank the guests for coming, the bride's parents (if they are hosting the wedding), his parents for raising him and the best man for supporting him.

He should also thank anyone else who has helped or been involved with planning the wedding.

He can also present both mothers (if applicable) with bouquets. He then says a few words about his beautiful new wife.

The bridegroom should finish his speech with a toast to 'the bridesmaids'.

See The Groom's Responsibilities

See Thanking the Team

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