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How to Write and Deliver a Killer Reception Speech

Brian Franklin, cofounder of Vows & Speeches, a professional wedding speech and vow writing service, shares his expert tips on crafting a memorable and sincere toast. 

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How to Choose Readings for Your Ceremony

Practice your vows out loud as many times as you can. You don’t need to memorize it, but it will help you both with delivery and to avoid choking up (too much).

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Make Sure You Do These Things On The Morning Of Your Wedding

Practice your vows out loud as many times as you can. You don’t need to memorize it, but it will help you both with delivery and to avoid choking up (too much).

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Let’s Get Rehearsed: Common Rehearsal Dinner Mistakes Every Couple Makes

As for who gets to speak, Brian Franklin of Vows & Speeches urges couples to select people in advance and limit toasts to approved speakers. “Whatever you do, never, ever make it an open mic,” he says. “You can easily lose control of the evening that way.”

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Destination I Do Podcast: How hiring a speechwriter might save your wedding. (Interview with Vows & Speeches Co-Founder Brian Franklin)

Why Hiring a Speech Writer Might Save Your WeddingNot everyone is comfortable writing their own wedding vows, and that’s okay. For those who don’t deem themselves wordsmiths or need a little coaching on how to put together a great Best Man speech, this episode is for you! Our host, Jennifer Stein, is joined by Brian […]

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A recently married couple toasting to their future.

10 tips to help you make the most out of your toast and avoid pitfalls

For those that don’t know how to write a best man/maid of honor/father or mother of the bride speech…

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The New York Times: Overwhelmed with writing your vows? A professional wordsmith could help.

In recent years, social media has helped increase demand in this new wedding vendor category. “Vows have gone viral,” one expert said, “and there’s greater attention to the moments that go wrong.”

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California Wedding Day: Spotlight: Vows & Speeches

Writing your wedding vows can be a tremendous undertaking. Find the right words to say in the right way, and in your voice, with help from experts, Brian and Nicole Franklin.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by the Bridal Guide.

Bridal Guide: Maid of Honor Speech: Where to Start

Being selected as a maid of honor in a friend or family member’s wedding is a high prestige, but it can easily become a daunting task — especially when writing a speech for the reception. We asked several wedding industry experts for their best tips to ease your stress while creating a heartfelt tribute to […]

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by The Wedding Duo.

The Wedding Duo: Toasts, Vows, & Speeches w/ Brian Franklin of Vows & Speeches

If you’ve spent any amount of time on TikTok or Instagram, you know that wedding speeches go viral so fast, whether it’s because they were really good or…not so good. And we don’t want that! 

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by The Knot.

The Knot: An Expert Guide to Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

The promises you make to your partner on your wedding day are one of the most important aspects of the entire celebration. If you’ve decided to write your own vows, as opposed to exchanging traditional wedding vows or religious wedding vows, knowing exactly what to say can feel like a big challenge.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by DWP Insider.

DWP Insider: 23 Expert-Approved Wedding Planning Tips For 2023 Weddings

We reached out to experts from across the globe in this $300-billion destination and luxury wedding industry to share tips and tricks to make your wedding planning process a breeze.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Everyday Bride.

Everyday Bride: Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Speeches

Have you been asked to write a speech for a loved one’s wedding? Consider it an honor! As couples plan their weddings, choosing VIP guests to have a role on their big day is one of the most meaningful steps.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by the Bridal Guide.

Bridal Guide: The Do’s and Dont’s of Using AI for Your Wedding

It’s pretty clear now: artificial intelligence is here to stay. We’re seeing a new wave of technological advancement that is becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives. But can AI be useful when planning your wedding? We asked top wedding experts for their thoughts.

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Cheers to that S#it: Your Guide To Vows & Speeches

Interview with Brian Franklin, the Co-Founder of Vows and Speeches where they do just that… help others write what is on their heart. Finally, Brian has all the juicy stories to share with us!

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by The Knot.

The Knot: The Ultimate Guide to Non-Religious Wedding Ceremony Scripts

From tips to know to examples you can copy.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by the Bridal Guide.

Bridal Guide: What Type of Ceremony is Right for You?

We spoke with wedding experts to discuss three popular ceremony styles — legal, symbolic, and religious — and weigh the pros and cons of each. Keep reading to learn the intricacies of each ceremony style — and figure out which one may be right for you.

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Behind the Veil Podcast: Ghostwriting your Vows

It is one of the most critical moments of the wedding day…saying your vows. But most of us could be better writers, so why not hire someone?

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Perfete.

Perfête: Newly Engaged? These Are Your First Must-Do’s For Your 2023 Wedding

Did you get engaged recently? Let us add to the chorus of congratulations! You’ve started a new chapter and are over the moon as you and your partner begin planning your dream wedding.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by The Knot.

The Knot: The Wedding Morning Ideas You’ll Need to Rise and Shine

Whether you’re the one getting married or a member of the wedding party, The Knot has you covered. What’s more, we’ve reached out to various wedding pros—planners, photographers and more—to uncover the best things for you to do on the morning of the wedding.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Brides Magazine.

Brides.com: A Romantic Wedding and Extravagant Henna Reception in Los Angeles (Vows & Speeches Client)

Leora almost didn’t go to her friend’s birthday party—she had an early flight the next day—but decided at the last minute to stop by. She was saying her goodbyes when Igal Pilevar showed up. She decided to stay a little longer.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by California Wedding Day Magazine.

California Wedding Day: Spotlight on Vows & Speeches

Writing your wedding vows can be a tremendous undertaking. Find the right words to say in the right way, and in your voice, with help from experts, Brian and Nicole Franklin

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Renee Dalo.

Talk with Renee Dalo: Brian Franklin on Vows & Speeches

A chat with political speech writer turned wedding speech guru Brian Franklin about preparing for the mic time for weddings. Brian gives us a peek on how he works with couples to give them confidence from the heart.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Glamour and Grace.

Glamour & Grace: Up and Coming Wedding Trends for 2023

A new year brings new wedding trends! While couples tying the knot in 2023 surely have their Pinterest boards filled with inspiration, there’s plenty more on the horizon to keep things fresh as we approach a new wedding season.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by The Wedding Chicks.

Wedding Chicks: 13 Minor Wedding Details Couples Forget, According to Pros

Planning a wedding is an exercise in juggling all the details. From major elements like booking the perfect venue to smaller aspects like color palettes, there are countless moving pieces for engaged couples to prepare.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Glamour and Grace.

Glamour & Grace: Personalizing Your Vows for a One-Of-A-Kind Ceremony

From joyous tears shared during family dances to belly laughs echoed throughout toasts, weddings are filled with emotions. But for the couple, there’s one sentimental moment that stands out from the rest: the exchange of vows at the ceremony right before the marriage is made official.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Alan Berg.

Alan Berg’s The Niche: Interview of Brian Franklin of Vows & Speeches

If ever there was a problem needing a solution, this is it. Brian helps couples write better, more personal vows, their parents and friends write better speeches and their officiant write a better ceremony.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Timeline Genius.

Timeline Genius: Interview with Brian & TG CEO Eddie Babbitt

Listen as Brian Franklin, Co-Founder of Vows and Speeches, joins Eddie Babbage, CEO & Founder of Timeline Genius, to talk about custom-made vows, speeches/toasts, and ceremony scripts.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by The Wedding Chicks.

Wedding Chicks: 10 Wedding Things You May Hesitate Spending Money On (But Will Be Glad You Did!)

As couples embark on their fun and exciting journey to the aisle, they’re often struck with the realization that weddings don’t come cheap. While you can certainly pull off a low-budget celebration, it typically comes with a fair share of headaches and stress…

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Ask the Planner: Wedding Speeches, Vows, and Toasts: A How-To Guide

It is not easy trying to put emotions into writing, especially when you know that writing will be spoken in front of a crowd of people. 

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Authority Magazine: Brian Franklin Of Vows & Speeches On The 5 Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Public Speaker

Come in prepared. Know what you’re going to say and how it’s going to start and end. There is nothing worse than listening to someone figure out their presentation on the fly and just rambling without a cohesive point.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Aisle Planner.

Aisle Guide: A Guide to Officiating Your Friend’s Wedding

In this guide to officiating your friend’s wedding, we’ll discuss how to get ordained, your roles and responsibilities, and how to start preparing for your loved one’s special day.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Southwest Wed.

Southwest Wed: 6 Things to Avoid At Your Wedding

In this guide to officiating your friend’s wedding, we’ll discuss how to get ordained, your roles and responsibilities, and how to start preparing for your loved one’s special day.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Pretty Pear Bride

Pretty Pear Bride: The Wedding Do’s and Don’ts You Don’t Want To Forget

When your wedding day draws near, the last thing you want is to find yourself buried under a pile of last-minute to-dos. Fortunately, with a bit of forethought, you can spend your wedding week ticking off the final (minor!) boxes on your months-long to-do list.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by the Bridal Guide.

Bridal Guide: What Couples Often Forget To Schedule

When planning a wedding day schedule, there are a lot of obvious things to consider — the ceremony, family formals, cocktail hour, and the reception. But with all the frenzy over these big events, many couples forget to make time for smaller (but important!) events.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Aisle Planner.

Aisle Planner: A Guide to Becoming an Officiant

Couples are drawn to officiants who can demonstrate they are reliable, organized, and know the couple well. In this guide to becoming an officiant, we’ll discuss how to get ordained and how to professionally prepare for the wedding industry.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by The Wedding Academy.

Vows & Speeches featured as one of this year’s trends in the Wedding Academy’s 2022 Trends Report

Now in its 9th year The Wedding Academy is excited to bring you the 2023 International Wedding Trend Report. Over those 9 years we’ve certainly seen some changes both in the wedding industry and throughout the world in general.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Marla Diann

Marla Diann at Follow Your Joy: Married couple trade in their political prowess for words of love

Listen to this fascinating story where a married couple trade in their political prowess for words of love.   

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Let's Get Rehearsed

Let’s Get Rehearsed: How To Nail Your Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Toast

Tasked with giving a wedding rehearsal dinner toast? Consider it an honor! While wedding day toasts often carry a lot of pressure, the rehearsal dinner or welcome party before the big day is a more relaxed and intimate affair. You should certainly prepare.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by The Knot.

The Knot: How to Write an Engagement Party Speech That’s *Chef’s Kiss*

Because when it comes to toasts, fumbling the bag is not an option. Everything you need to know about the engagement party speech, how long it should be, writing tips and, last but not least, pre-written examples to make things all the more stress-free.

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Vows and Speeches was Featured by Glamour and Grace.

Glamour & Grace: Meaningful Wedding Ceremony Ideas

From custom centerpieces to the perfect playlist, many couples invest a significant amount of time and energy into their wedding reception plans. Yet, the very essence of one’s wedding day lies in the ceremony!

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