Men’s Wedding Grooming

Men’s Wedding Grooming

Groomsmen, read on to find out how important good grooming is on the wedding day. Haircut A great haircut is a must, so unless you’ve got very short hair aim to get a cut a week before the wedding. Guys with very short hair should have it cut two or three days...
Writing a Joint Best Man Speech

Writing a Joint Best Man Speech

Having two best men doesn’t necessarily make the best man speech any easier. There are two opinions, two personalities (or egos!), and far more expectation from the groom and guests for a witty and memorable speech. Here are some tips for making your joint best...
Best Man Speech Tips

Best Man Speech Tips

Let’s face it, the best man speech is a nightmare. Not only do you have to stand up and speak in front of four generations of friends and relations from two families, you’re then expected to be as dashing as Hugh Grant in Four Weddings, and as funny as...
How to Write a Funny Best Man Speech

How to Write a Funny Best Man Speech

One of the most common questions I’m asked is what proportion of a best man speech should be funny and what proportion sincere. The answer depends very much on the individual, but I generally advise a 60/40 balance in favour of a funny best man speech. Although...
The Role of the Master of Ceremonies

The Role of the Master of Ceremonies

Wedding receptions often have a Master of Ceremonies (MC) to keep the day running smoothly. This role is sometimes handed to the best man, or another close friend of the groom. The role of MC is simple. It requires you to make a few announcements loudly and clearly as...
Who to Thank in Your Wedding Speech

Who to Thank in Your Wedding Speech

It is no secret that every speaker at a wedding will have people to thank. I am regularly asked who the father of the bride, groom and best man should thank in their wedding speeches and how best to word the thank yous. The biggest issue in many cases is...
The Great Speech Writing Guide – The Best Man

The Great Speech Writing Guide – The Best Man

About a month ago I a good friend of mine asked me to be his Best Man.  Of course, I felt honoured he asked. But one of my first thoughts was “I’m going to have to write a speech. AAARRRGGGHHH!” I have never been best man for anyone before, but I did...
Duties of the Chief Bridesmaid and Best Man

Duties of the Chief Bridesmaid and Best Man

The Chief Bridesmaid and Best Man are very important roles, but what duties are expected of you before and during the wedding? Well now, the lovely bride and groom have decided that you are lucky enough to be a main player at their special day. An honour indeed, but...
What Wedding Flowers Do You Need?

What Wedding Flowers Do You Need?

Unsure of who, what, where and how many? Don’t panic. Below is a list of who you’ll need wedding flowers for, the arrangements/items traditionally used, plus the parts of your wedding day you may need to buy flowers for. Bride These days there are many...