The first-ever search for the UK's best wedding speeches has
been launched this month by one of the country's leading hotel
The QHotels Wedding Speech Awards will recognise top wedding
speeches by the best man, groom, father of the bride and the bride,
Over the next three months, QHotels, the AA Hotel Group of the
Year, is calling for speeches to be entered into the awards via the
hotel group's Twitter and Facebook page using
Any speech given at a wedding reception can be submitted,
provided the speech is on a video that has been uploaded to the
internet and is publicly available. Nominations can come from the
speech-givers themselves or another wedding guest.
Prizes - including an overnight stay, a golf lesson, spa day,
afternoon tea and vouchers for QHotels - will be awarded to the
winning speech-giver and nominator of each category.
QHotels operates four and five-star hotels across theUKand
hosts hundreds of weddings every year. The group's Marketing
Director, Claire Rowland, said: "Speeches are one of the things
that help to make a wedding memorable, not just for the couple, but
for every guest.
"Whether funny or poignant, sardonic or sentimental, a lot of
preparation, effort and nerves go into every wedding speech and
these days, it's not just the father of the bride, the groom and
the best man who make speeches. We've had lots of weddings at our
hotels where the mother of the bride, the chief bridesmaid, or the
bride herself, say a few words.
"It's common for wedding speeches, like Tom
Fletcher's, to be filmed and shared on social media, giving us
the perfect opportunity to celebrate more of the nation's top
speeches and help inspire others writing a speech of their
People can enter a speech into the awards by sending a link to
the wedding speech video with #Weddingspeech, stating the category
they are entering, to @QHotels on Twitter or post onto QHotels'
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QHotels.
For more details about QHotels Wedding Speech Awards and how to
enter, please visit www.qhotels.co.uk/weddings/wedding-speech-awards.
The deadline for entries is 28 August.
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