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Wedding Speech Debacles

2 May

Wedding speeches are tricky business. They can be touching, heart-warming, and uplifting for the new couple. They can also be embarrassing, mean, way too long, and drunkenly delivered. We’ve seen our fair share of both extremes here at Shaadi Studio. Today we’re going to tell you our top 4 WORST wedding speech experiences ever…. They’re such big no-no’s that we decided they needed to be memorialized on the Internet. ENJOY!


  1. After going on about how wonderful the groom was, the best man ended his speech with the following thought about the bride, “The one thing I learned about (bride’s name) is that I should never use the bathroom after her.” WOW. As you can imagine, there was pin-drop silence following this potty remark. Word of advice – don’t mention anything to do with bowel movements or bathroom related activities in a wedding speech!
  2. At a very, very traditional wedding, the white groom took the mike and told the audience, “What everyone needs to watch out about (bride’s name) is that she’s one of the crankiest people in the world when she gets up in the morning.” Not so bad right? Except that the bride was never supposed to have slept over at the groom’s! He was NOT supposed to know this information. The family was totally scandalized.
  3. Instead of a speech, one Uncle came out dressed in a clown outfit and sang “Mera Naam Joker Hai” (My Name Is Joker). Yeah…
  4. The bride’s friends spent the evening giving speeches about the following: the bride’s previous serious boyfriend, her one-night stands at college, and the many men she dated. It went something along the lines of, “I remember when you were in college and you used to date all those guys…” Eek! Talk about psyching the groom out.

Additional Wedding Speech Tips

To avoid the catastrophes above, we’ve come up with a list of tips to keep your speeches enjoyable and classy:

  1. Keep it short! 4 minutes tops. Seriously.
  2. Keep the number of speeches to 4 total.
  4. Again, for reiteration, no mention of bathroom business.
  5. Avoid talking about previous boyfriends/one-night stands etc. Not the time and place.
  6. Uh… no costumes please!
  7. Try and say nice things. It’ll brighten the day rather than make everyone uncomfortable.

E-mail us if you have any funny wedding speeches of your own! We can put together a collection of these “momentous” occasions.