Mother of the Bride Speeches

 The mother of the bride is one of the most important ladies at a wedding…

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Most often, the mother of the bride is expected to help with planning the wedding, organizing flowers and the reception hall, and welcoming guests as they arrive.

The mother of the bride may be paying some or all of the final cost of the wedding and will usually want to see that everything goes according to plans so her daughter has a perfect day.

This might be a familiar description for some readers who have helped in wedding planning before.

Along with all the stress of making sure everything runs smoothly, the mother of the bride should usually give a speech at some point during the evening.


In the time leading up to the wedding, it gets HARDER and HARDER to find the time to write and rehearse the perfect speech!

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Imagine having to be in touch with the florist, negotiate the nightly rate with the people at the reception hall, hire the band and make sure they are paid, find the perfect gift for your newlywed daughter, and arrange the baking and delivery of the cake!

Who has time among all of those responsibilities to actually write and rehearse a speech that is touching, eloquent and befits the occasion?

“Mother of the bride speeches are also very hard to do well” says Royston Grant, whose event planning business specializes in weddings. “If you talk for too long you will seem to be rambling, you have to be short and to the point, say what you need to see, what’s appropriate to be said, and finish up by congratulating your daughter on the beginning of her married life. It can be a very special moment if you do it well.”

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I attended a friend’s wedding recently where the mother of the bride gave a truly lovely speech…

  • She started off by thanking all of the guests for attending the wedding, making special mention of people she knew who were coming from further away and had to fly or drive long distances to be there.
  • Next, she talked about the planning of the wedding and thanked everyone who was involved in it. She mentioned a cousin who owned a bakery and had woken up early that morning to prepare the cake (it was delicious). She talked about the florist who was missing some bouquets at the last minute but phoned around to other florists and still got everything done on time.
  • Lastly, she told a lovely short story about the bride, highlighting their special relationship as mother and daughter. This was a special moment that brought many people to tears.

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When I asked the mother of the bride how she wrote such a touching and eloquent speech, she explained that she only had time because the planning of the wedding hadn’t been up to her, and she had spent weeks writing, practicing and memorizing every word.

If your daughter is to be married, I encourage you to check out and find out how they can help you write a beautiful, original and memorable wedding speech for that special day.


11 Responses to “Mother of the Bride Speeches”

  1. JessicaQQ says:

    What a good daughter I am researching mother of the bride speech writing books for my mom 🙂 I’ve watched her struggle with the speech for past few days and it made me wonder if I would feel just as nervous, when I’m ready to marry my daughter off. Mom, this is my last gift to you before I get married, I hope you’ll write an amazing speech for me 🙂

  2. Ethan299 says:

    My mom’s been stressing over the mother of the bride speech for a couple of weeks now. She hates it whenever I ask her if she’s finished the speech and I get a kick out of her rant every time xD But I’ll be a good son for today and get her this speech writing guide thingy. Who knows how helpful it really is, but I suppose it should at least give her some ideas about the speech.

  3. NataliaL4 says:

    My friend tells me to write what I feel in my heart and to keep it simple, but I’d bet my life savings that she couldn’t feel relaxed if she was the one who had to give the speech. My husband tells me to keep it simple as well, my mom and dad tells me the same, but I don’t see how I can keep things simple when I’m preparing the most important speech of my life. I don’t want to embarrass my daughter and I want to make sure that she has a perfect wedding. My speech is only a part of the wedding, but I have to be sure that I tell my daughter everything I want to say to her, while also entertaining our guests. I hate wedding speeches…

  4. Sophia says:

    You think you know all the right things to say at your daughter’s wedding, but firsthand experience tells me that the sentiment couldn’t be further from the truth. I sit down and try to write something and my mind goes blank. Am I getting nervous absolutely for no good reason? I mean I know my daughter better than anyone, but this wedding speech is killing me. I need help, that much is clear.

  5. Lillian B says:

    I wrote a speech and I thought it was pretty good, but my husband thinks it’s too serious and no fun at all. I wanted to make it touching and meaningful, but maybe he’s right about adding some jokes in the middle of the speech. I’m not really a fun person though and I tell jokes terribly lol~ Oh my god! What am I going to do for the wedding speech? I’m trembling just thinking about it lol~!

  6. Olivia says:

    I never had to make a speech or write one in my life. I hate the thought of speaking in front of hundreds of people and I hate it even more knowing that I need to write the speech myself. But I need to write a good speech and present it well as well. It’s my daughter’s wedding for god sake. I don’t know if I’m more worried about the preparations leading to the wedding or the speech and that’s how much I’m stressing over the wedding speech. Oh well, I guess it wouldn’t hurt to check out some of the speech writing guides.

  7. Paige says:

    From what I know, some of the European countries only have the father of the bride and the best man give speeches, I’d really love for my daughter to have her wedding in those countries haha~~ I have many things I wanna tell my daughter in privacy, but I don’t know what to say in public. No actually, I do know what to say, but I just don’t know how to phrase my words into a good speech. I’d pay someone to write it for me if that wasn’t such a horrible thing to do haha~~ I’ll get it done. No matter what happens, I’ll get it done.

  8. Valeria says:

    I could have really used a wedding speech guide six years ago on my eldest daughter’s wedding day. I tell you, my speech on that day was horrible and my face still gets red just thinking about it, even till this day. Well, my youngest is getting married soon and this time I’m going to give a very entertaining speech. I’ll have to cheat a little with the guide, but still, it will be written by me and that’s all that matters.

  9. Mariah says:

    You know what I’d love to get? I’d love to hire a speech coach, I think that’s how they call them and I need one badly. I’ve prepared a lousy wedding speech and I’ve been practicing making the speech, but even I have to admit I sound pretty horrible. Could it be that the speech itself is that bad? Would my speech technique improve if I improve the speech? So many questions and so few answers.

  10. Kaitlyn says:

    I remember it like yesterday, the day my angel took her first steps. I can’t believe she’s getting married and starting her own family. Seriously, time flies. I remember my mom’s speech at my wedding was very short and simple, looking back I wish it was better. Of course I still love my mom all the same, but the speech was definitely a let down 😀 I better do my best to do better than my mom if I want to avoid hearing the same complaints from my daughter in the future.

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