New book launch: The modern couple's guide to wedding speeches

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The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches By Heidi Ellert-McDermott

Say no to googled gags, cheesy cliches and archaic etiquette. There's no longer an excuse for wedding speeches to be a monotonous string of predictable platitudes and wedding gags.

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The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches is for grooms and brides who want their wedding speeches to be memorable for the right reasons and to kick off their marriage with a bang.

This book is intended to benefit you whether you are straight or gay, whatever your religious beliefs are, or where you live. Heidi encourages us to reconsider old traditions, and tear up the outdated rulebook to create a modern wedding guide. Because speeches are such an important part of the day, she encourages couples to think about who they want to give speeches and what they want from the speeches.

Heidi wants to mix up the traditional 'Best man, groom, father-of-the-bride' line-up. To encourage more women to take up the microphone (or at least think about it for five minutes!) she provides new guidelines with three types of speeches that every wedding should have - encouraging couples to think about who will give a great speech, and ask speech givers if they actually want to give one!

The Modern Couple's Guide To Wedding Speeches leads readers through:
· Creating the perfect speech line-up
· Choosing how to represent your union 'on the mic'
· Brushing up on modern speech etiquette
· Gathering great content and curating your best material
· Learning simple speechwriter techniques to help you develop unique, humorous, and sentimental lines to add with and depth to your speech
· Discovering the trade secrets to delivering like a pro
· Getting inspired from a variety of wedding speech examples written by professional speechwriters

Written by Heidi Ellert-McDermott, award-winning wedding speechwriter and founder of Speechy, this guide will help you write and deliver a speech that's memorable for the right reasons. Heidi's advice has been quoted everywhere from the Daily Mail to the New York Times, and with insights and trade secrets from comedians, TV scriptwriters and wedding influencers, this is the ultimate toolkit for couples wanting to make their wedding speeches a little more wonderful.

Heidi hopes to encourage more women will speak up at weddings. She provides new guidelines for the modern trinity of wedding speeches that should be included in every wedding, encouraging couples to think about who will give a great speech!

The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches: How to Write and Deliver an Unforgettable Speech or Toast by Heidi Ellert-McDermott is out 9 March 2023, published by Little, Brown, priced £9.99

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