As in most things these days the custom for wedding day speeches remains but has been expanded upon to include, for example, a speech from the Bride as well as the Grooms Speech.
In the interest of sexual equality the Mother of the Bride and the Maid of Honour can also contribute. But don’t overdo it - “The female of the speech is more deadly than the meal!”
The most anticipated, and dreaded (!), of course remains the Best Man’s Speech.
It’s important though to bear in mind the mind numbing effect on your guests that a succession of interminably dull wedding orations can have.
Here is the traditional order and form that wedding speeches should take:
The first speech is that of the Father of the Bride although this can also be given by a carefully chosen friend or relative of the Bride’s family. This culminates with the first toast which is to the future health and happiness of the Bride and Groom.