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Speaking in front of a crowd for any occasion needs a little prep, let alone the most important day of a couple's new life together. And giving a toast might seem like small potatoes among all of the things you have to do that day—but you still don't want to goof it up. Whether you're the best man or maid of honor tasked with making a speech, one of the members of the happy couple wanting to honor your new love or a parent tasked with creating a touching moment, you want the words to come out right. Prevent yourself from becoming an "epic fail" meme all over social media and you know people will be filming. Simran Khurana. Education Expert.
I'm one of those rare guests who loves wedding speeches of all kinds - yes, even the painfully awkward ones! You may take issue with the formality of the post-dinner set-up, the expected list of speakers , or even the sheer amount of time it occupies, but whatever your gripe, you'll find a solution in this post! We've rounded up some fun and laid-back alternatives to traditional wedding speeches, so you can make sure that your day fully reflects you and your other half. Let's take a closer look
If you've read our post on how to make a great best man speech , you'll know that we recommend starting with a joke, and today, we're sharing 23 foolproof examples! Boasting everything from eyeroll-worthy classics to offbeat gags, our round-up of funny opening lines is sure to have something to suit your personal style - many of them can be customised to pack an even bigger punch on the day. Kick off with one of these gems, and you'll not only put the audience at ease, but you'll set yourself up for a terrific wedding speech. Good luck!