Readings & speeches

Best man, the father of the bride or even the bride, we have advice, guidelines and templates to help you create a great wedding speech or a romantic reading
DIY Best Man's speech template

DIY Best Man's speech template

Worried about the best man speech? Let our foolproof and helpful speech template do the hard work for you - just fill the gaps

Best love quotes for your wedding

Best love quotes for your wedding

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Readings and poems for civil ceremonies

Readings and poems for civil ceremonies

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Meaningful extracts and verses to suit your wedding style and civil ceremony

6 wedding readings for true romantics

6 wedding readings for true romantics

At a loss for the perfect ceremony sentiment? Try one of these super-sweet selections from the new anthology Penguin's Poems for Weddings

15 ways to make your wedding speeches shine

15 ways to make your wedding speeches shine

For top toasts, it’s all about timing, humour and just enough of those sentimental moments

Give a fab father-of-the-bride speech

Give a fab father-of-the-bride speech

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Worried about your dad's speech? Tuck this advice in his coat pocket as he prepares for your big day.

10 tips to make your wedding speeches simply unforgettable

10 tips to make your wedding speeches simply unforgettable

For speeches your guests will never forget, a little blue-sky thinking goes a long way

Wedding speeches

Wedding speeches

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Groom, best man, father of the bride and even the bride? Here's the low-down on what you should be saying, and when, at your reception.

Wedding speech tips

Wedding speech tips

For your Groom, the Best Man, your Dad and even you...

Writing your own wedding vows

Writing your own wedding vows

Customise your ceremony with vows that are as unique as the two of you

Wedding vows and blessings

Wedding vows and blessings

Inspirational words for your ceremony, invitations or reception

Tying the knot in church

Tying the knot in church

What you can expect at your wedding ceremony

Popular Bible passages

Popular Bible passages

Picking the perfect bible quotation for your wedding service can be tricky task.

How to... give a great speech!

How to... give a great speech!

Even the most nervous speaker at your wedding will go from speechless to 'speech! more!' with our handy guide

Thoughtful quotes and sayings about love and marriage

Thoughtful quotes and sayings about love and marriage

Add some of the most romantic poems in history to your wedding day