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Your wedding reception will probably be filled with speeches, rituals and traditions. If you need help planning yours out, look no further than these articles. From father of the bride speeches to bouquet tosses, we've covered it all.

8 Wedding First Dance Ideas to Make it Even More Magical
Speeches & Traditions
Looking to add a bit of extra magic to your first dance? Here are a few ways to take yours to the next level.
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Wedding Speeches: Who Gives Them?
Speeches & Traditions
Once everyone has made it into the reception, it’s time for speeches to begin. So, who exactly makes a toast? We’ve got the lowdown.
How to Give an Unforgettable Wedding Toast
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Have you been asked to give a speech at your friend’s wedding? We've got all the tips you need to make an unforgettable wedding toast.
How to Nail Your Wedding Thank-You Speech
Speeches & Traditions
Trying to get your wedding thank-you speech just right? Let this be your guide to delivering some serious props.
How to Nail Your Father of the Bride Speech
Speeches & Traditions
Need help prepping for your moment in the spotlight? We’ve got a few helpful tips and tricks for your father of the bride speech.
7 Tips for Giving a Joint Wedding Speech
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Need help penning a joint wedding speech? Follow these rules and you should have no trouble coming up with something amazing.
How to Write a Funny Wedding Toast
Speeches & Traditions
Want to make guests laugh out loud with a funny wedding toast? Follow these pro tips and you’ll have no problem penning something truly hilarious.
Your Go-To Wedding Speech Template
Speeches & Traditions
So you’re not the best with words? We’ve crafted a template to get you through the wedding speech writing process stress-free.
25 Things You Shouldn’t Say In Your Wedding Speech
Speeches & Traditions
Finished penning your wedding speech? Take a quick read-through to make sure you didn’t add in any of these.
8 Steps to Writing the Perfect Maid of Honor Speech
Speeches & Traditions
Add a pinch of sentimentality, a dash of cringe-worthy storytelling and some well wishes and you’ve got the perfect maid of honor speech.
 The Introvert’s Guide to Wedding Speeches
Speeches & Traditions
Wedding speeches can be tough for shy guys and gals. Here are some helpful tips to get you through yours.
6 Things You’ll Need for a Killer Wedding Cocktail Hour
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From signature drinks to comfy seating, here are a few things that’ll make your wedding cocktail hour extra enjoyable.
The Do’s and Don’ts of a Best Man Speech
Speeches & Traditions
Penning the perfect best man speech is tough. Here’s everything you should include (and exclude) from yours.
Wedding Reception Timeline
Speeches & Traditions
To keep your wedding reception running smoothly you’re going to need a timeline. Here’s a rough template to help get you started with your planning.
6 Major Wedding Speech Don’ts
Speeches & Traditions
Want to nail your wedding speech? Avoid these no-nos and you’ll totally kill it when the big day arrives.
How to Decide Where to Sit at Your Wedding Reception
Speeches & Traditions
Can’t decide where you, the guests of honour, should sit during your meal? Here’s a breakdown of your options to help you decide.