Humor works well with nearly any kind of public speaking, and is especially enjoyable at a setting like a wedding reception, where people are relaxed and informal. The sample speeches below will give you a great head start as you start gathering ideas for writing your own speech.
Not all of the speeches below are funny, though most of them contain some trace of humor. Also, certain types of wedding speeches (such as Best man or Father of the Bride) lend themselves more naturally to humor.
Before you venture any further however, I'm assuming that you've got an upcoming wedding speech and that you're looking for tips and advice on writing speeches, or using parts of already written speeches. If that's you then I highly recommend you sign up for my mini E-course on Funny Wedding Speeches called Getting Them Laughing. Do that, and I'll send you a few short and insightful e-mails with tips, techniques and links to sample speeches that you can use.
Now, have a look at these topics below and choose the one that's most appropriate to the kind of speech you'll be giving, then click on the link or picture for more...
A funny wedding speech can often form one of the highlights of an already spectacular day. So get the audience interested, captivated, and (of course) laughing by using some of these individually researched and written sample wedding speeches, as idea boosters...
Best Man Speeches Here are two examples: The First is a general best man speech, while the Second uses a lot of humor.
Maid of Honor Speech The maid of honor should praise the couple and highlight the best qualities of the bride.
Bride Speech If the bride herself gets a chance to speak, her primary responsibilities are thanking guests and helpers, and honoring parents.
Groom Speech The besotted groom also gets opportunity to publicly praise his new wife, and thanking his parents.