Shortest Speech ever?

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mooblie
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Our record (bride's father) = 1m 49s. Anyone else?

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Z Cheema
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Kinda speeches I like, now if the walk out of the church and the line up could follow suite...

Last year on the best mans speech, 65 seconds, video still available for proof.

Fergie
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32secs. by the groom. Chinamans marriage to a Scottish lass. (Never did find out what it was he said.)

               
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branny
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8 minutes, for Brides father, groom, best man and the bride!!!!!

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encore
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((1 second))..groom got up said thanks. Sat back down. Got up again and did a 30 minute speech. Ok, I tried but could'nt beat the 32 secs.

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Barry Hunter
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Few years back I did one, the brides father, Chinese, stood up & said "Thank you all for coming" & sat down!

Two years ago I had a best man speak for 55 min! The content was about the groom who had been the best man at his wedding. And he had spoken for 30 min about himself! So this best man was getting his own back. People were actually asleep at the tables. Needless to say, they no longer speak to each other.

So what about the longest speech?

I did a wedding where after the B/Dad,Groom & Best Man had spoken the Grooms father, former MP, spoke for well over an hour. As you can imagine, I ran out of tape!

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Almost the shortest speech ever last week.

I was at a wedding in Dryburgh, when some huge drunken english rugby player tried to set fire to my arse. Luckily he got a bit worried after I leaned over and laughed in his face.

However, I was very discreet & never missed a second of any speech. I've put too much into my company to let some idiot like that ruin what was a really beautiful wedding.

Same As It Ever Was! :(

Barry Hunter
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I thought "English" had a capital E! :)

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P.S. Yesterdays speeches had, Brides Father, then Mother, then Groom, then Bride & finally the Best Man!

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I've met a lot of English men, and this chap just doesn't measure up to the rest. Therefore, I decided that he only deserves a lower case e.

;)

Same As It Ever Was! :(

JOHN . A.V.
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Our own wedding My best man "Thank you all for coming" Repeated twice and then had a mental breakdown. 9 months later , he committed suicide
May God rest his tortured soul. This is true.

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I don't quite know what to say?

Same As It Ever Was! :(

JOHN . A.V.
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Who does know what to say ? Being my best man he was of course my best friend. I will say this - I don`t believe in tip toeing my way around. So any comments made - there are no toes to tread on.
My philosophy: Everything that happens is meant to happen "If only" ..... and "What if" questions are purely academic

On the lighter side. Apart from that shortest speeches by all - less than 5 minutes. Longest speeches 1 hour 22 mins on August 11th last year
on board the Sunborn Yacht hotel with the air conditioning broken !! in 34 degrees Centigrade heat( would you like soup with your sweat sir ).

Fabian
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Does this count ???

Groom stands up. Gets nervous attack. Shakes his head. Then sits down !

He said nothing. Not even a mutter.

Does it count as a 'speech' ?

Fabian Murphy, murphyvideoservices.com

gerry roffey
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Shortest speeches – as above “Thank you for coming” – sits down. Shortest combined speeches – F of B, Groom, Best Man – less than 5 minutes. LONGEST speeches – 2 hours 40 minutes (west Indian open mic).

Latest bride (as in late for wedding) was last year – a staggering two and a half hours!! No hold ups, no acts of God, no unusual circumstances – she just turned up an amazing 150 minutes late. That very same wedding also had speeches of almost two hours (west Indian again – clearly they take that laid-back, relaxed attitude a little too far.

We also had a wedding in Knebworth church on the Saturday of the Robbie Williams concert (obviously the bride booked before Robbie). 130,000 people in one quite small area and just about everyone (including our cameraman) got to the church on time. Unfortunately that didn’t quite extend to getting to the reception on time, but not bad nonetheless.

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Gerry, it must have caused a bit of confusion who the guests were at Knebworth. Although, I imagine how they were dressed would have gave it away.

Same As It Ever Was! :(

Barry Hunter
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Normally the Bride & father arrive together! I had one where the bride arrived with her matron of honour & dad made his own way. He being Croation, speaking no English at all, in a hired car, lost his way & arrived 30 min late! I got a wonderful sound bite from the vicar saying, "In 30 years of conducting marriages I have never had the brides father arrive late"

Everything else went to plan!

I forgot, when the grooms father rang to enquire costs, availabillity etc I thought I recognised his voice, which was correct. I had worked under him in the early 70`s, the job didn`t suit me 7 I didn`t suit it. One Monday morning I was called in to the office to hear those imortal words, "I`m going to have to let you go!" 27 years later I do his son`s wedding & the following year his daughter.

Small world!

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Perhaps he done you a favour, as you might not have found you true vocation in life.

I've tried my hand at a lot of things growing up, but I never let go of my artistic side. Then I literally fell into video production, and I've never been happier, or creative.

Same As It Ever Was! :(