Need to write a wedding speech or toast but can’t find the right words? Over the years, movies have delivered speeches that made us laugh, cry and seriously cringe. So, if you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than Hollywood – here are some of our all-time favourite movie wedding toasts.
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Wedding speeches are typically about honouring the bride and/or groom but Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) uses her toast to apologise to newlyweds Michael (Dermot Mulroney) and Kimberly (Cameron Diaz) after she caused so much trouble trying to prevent their nuptials.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
At every wedding, there’s usually the odd speech and David Veltri’s (Steve Buscemi) drunk toast is the perfect example of what happens when there’s no mic control in place.
In Her Shoes (2005)
Party-girl Maggie Feller (Cameron Diaz) almost cost hard-working lawyer sister Rose her relationship but on Rose’s wedding day, the pair reconnect, and Maggie delivers a heartfelt reading of an E.E. Cummings’ poem that moves Rose to tears.
Annie Walker (Kristen Wiig) is chosen to be maid of honour for lifelong friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph), but instead of supporting her bestie during the stressful wedding planning process, the single failed businesswoman is too focused on competing for the bride’s affection against Helen (Rose Byrne), the rich, beautiful and elite wife of the groom’s boss. Their rivalry reaches its peak when the pair go head-to-head onstage with speeches that become hilarious mixture of Spanish phrases, over-the-top compliments and tone-deaf singing.
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
Alex Eilhauer (Chris Pratt) knew simply saying words wasn’t going to be good enough for his bride Suzie (Alison Brie) so decided to perform an irresistible rendition of ‘Cucurrucucu Paloma’ in Spanish. Cheesy, hilarious and absolutely adorable!