Crafting personalised and emotional father of the bride speeches

It’s your daughter’s big day so you want to do her justice. If that seems like a tough task then let us take care of it.

Father of the bride being hugged and nose nudged by the bride after his speech
Father of the bride being hugged and nose nudged by the bride after his speech

Where we've been featured

Includes the BBC, Independent, Hitched

Why SpeechMate?

Writing and delivering a speech at your daughter’s wedding can feel daunting. You’ve only got one shot to get it right and with a lot of things to cover, it can feel like a minefield. Which is why more and more people are choosing to get professional help when it comes to writing their speech. That’s where we come in.
Our team of speechwriters have written hundreds of wedding speeches and know what works. We’ll do all the hard yards so you can relax and focus on enjoying the day.


We get to know you, your daughter and the relationship you share. Then use this insight to create a speech that sounds like it could only have come from you.


Every father and daughter has their own special bond – tell us about it so we can help you tell everyone else.


Dads will feel many things watching their daughter marry. We can help you express them clearly whether you want to tug at the heart strings or just give them a light pluck.


We’re used to deadlines, whether the wedding is two years away or two days. Left it to the last minute? There’s a lifeline available.

Meet Oliver

I love that people trust me to write for them

Hey there! I’m Oliver, the founder behind SpeechMate. I’ve assisted hundreds of people in gearing up for their special day, contributed articles on speech delivery, and even shared my insights on the BBC regarding wedding speech preparation. Having delivered several best man and groom speeches myself, I totally get the nerves! 

Rest assured that the SpeechMate team will take the time to understand you, your daughter, and your relationship, using this insight to craft a heartfelt, custom speech in your voice. We’ll gather the multitude of thoughts in your mind, filter out the best ones, and present them in a beautiful, emotive speech.

Oliver, SpeechMates Director and an ex experienced wedding speech writer wearing a white sweater leaning against a sash windows with shutters

How it works


Purchase your bespoke speech, after which we’ll direct you to complete our online questionnaire. It covers all the basics as well as more personal questions about you, your daughter and the memorable moments you’ve shared.


Receive a call from us. Typically, you’ll have given us plenty to work with, but we want to get as much detail out of your head and into ours as possible. So, we set up an informal chat to talk through your questionnaire and probe further. Then we get writing.


Receive your personalised, bespoke speech by the agreed date. Most clients are delighted with the first draft, but if not, we work with you to make any amendments until you are fully satisfied. If not, then we will give you your money back.

What you get

If you’re not sure where to start then we are – and can take you all the way to the finish. We’ll give you a brilliant speech that flows from the opening word, whether you want to pull at the heart strings, tickle the funny bone, or both. We listen, build up a picture of you and the bride and use this to craft something you can have confidence in. Your speech will be structured to ensure you take care of everything expected of a father of the bride, while also sparkling with the personality of you and your daughter. Everyone wants to shine in their own unique way – we make sure you do just that!

A personalised speech

Your speech will be tailored to YOUR requirements so it is highly personalised and relevant

Professional speech structure

We write according to a tried and tested structure to make your words flow and cover all necessary wedding etiquette

Tailored to your style

Your speech will be written to suit your personality so it will come across as natural and authentic

Written to your deadline

We do all the hard yards in good time so you can concentrate on your other fatherly duties

All for just £299

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about SpeechMate

What is the father of the bride supposed to say?

Plenty about your daughter and how proud of her you are (and perhaps a few kind words about the groom). There will also be people to thank, both for their help with the big day and the role they have played in your daughter’s life.

We hope that once you see your speech, the confidence you have in it should ease these considerably. We can also offer advice and tips to put you at ease for the big day. But remember you will have a generous crowd who will be willing you on.

Amendments are all part of the service – right up to the big day. So if inspiration hits you get back in touch and we’ll get back to work.

You give us the deadline and we meet it. If the wedding is some time off we can be a little more relaxed. However, maybe the wedding is this weekend – we can do that too. The important thing is to make a plan and swing into action. Either way, we realise sooner rather than later takes a weight off your mind.

Most advice is around seven to 10 minutes and that’s a decent target. But remember a read through beforehand will be quicker than on the day.

We sincerely hope this doesn’t happen and it is very, very rare. But if it does the amendment process goes as far as ‘rip it up and start again’. Should you still be unhappy we offer a full refund.

Other services

AI Generated

Want a speech fast? Get it in less than 10 minutes using our AI speech writer. It draws from a database of content written specifically for wedding speeches that can’t be found anywhere else on the internet. That means unique content for you, in a flash.


Sometimes you’re almost there, you just need a little polish and pizazz adding. We offer this with our editing service. Send us what you have and we can quote a price depending on how much is needed.