Wedding ceremony is justly considered to be one of the most important and thrilling events in human life. Even taken apart from its profound religious background, a wedding symbolizes the unification of two loving people and their families. Therefore, solemn words and vows proclaimed by the participants of a wedding reception convey a distinct message of respect and affection.
Nowadays, a wedding reception is a well-structured ceremony, which historically contains greeting and blessing of a newly married couple and reciprocal expressions of gratitude in the form of wedding speeches. Traditionally, there are three generally accepted types of wedding speeches: father of the bride’s speech, the bridegroom’s speech and finally the best man’s speech. In fact, no other speeches are obligatory, but nowadays there are no dogmatic regulation in any sphere of human activities and wedding ceremony becomes increasingly liberal and includes numerous “irregular” activities. As a result, new wedding speakers emerge and new approaches to designing a wedding speech are created under the influence of star weddings, films… and speech samples posted on popular wedding web pages. However, innovative wedding genres inevitably relate to the traditional “speaking triad” and to this reason they are based upon the same etiquette and conventions as the old ones.