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
You've been marking items off that best friend check list for years. And, while you didn't pop the question, some credit is deserved for sticking around for the big day. You spent plenty of nights acting as a wing-person and dealing with really unfortunate people in the process; listening to countless tales about dates gone wrong and really, really right ; being the one to point out when it was time to ditch a dud; and subtly hinting — or, in some cases, accepting — your oldest partner-in-crime had found the one. Once the wedding-planning frenzy started, you thought you had it under control. Listening to wedding rants about seating plans and first-dance songs?
Julianne Julia Roberts uses her toast to say one of the sweetest on-screen apologies we've ever seen to her best friend, the groom Dermot Mulroney. When Maggie Cameron Diaz recites a touching E. Cummings poem at the wedding of her sister Rose Toni Collette , we can't help but tear up along with the two leading ladies.
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.