The search is on to find the nation’s best wedding speech, as Crewe Hall in Crewe launches the 2016 Wedding Speech Awards.
Crewe Hall and QHotels’ Wedding Speech Awards, now in its second year, will recognise the best speeches given at weddings, whether emotional, sentimental or just plain hilarious.
Over the next two months, Crewe Hall is calling for speech-givers and wedding guests in Crewe to enter the awards by posting a video of the speech they think truly stands out on QHotels’ Facebook page, using the hashtag #WeddingSpeech.
This year, the QHotels panel of judges will put together a shortlist of entries, and the public will then be invited to vote for their winner from the shortlisted speeches. Prizes include breaks at a choice of QHotels as well as golf and spa treats.
Last year’s winner, Chris Hall from Yorkshire, won the ‘best speech’ award with his best man speech, which took the form of a heart-warming and hilarious song. Commenting on his win, Chris said: “There’s a lot of pressure on the best man to get the laughs and I was really struggling writing a funny, original speech. Then I heard McFly’s Tom Fletcher’s wedding song and suddenly thought, I could do something like that!
“I knew that it went down well on the day but never expected it to win a prize, I was so over the moon when I found out!”
Mart Louwerse General Manager at Crewe Hall, said: “We received so many fantastic entries into last year’s awards, with a range of memorable weddings speeches shared by the nation.
“Last year music was used in speeches, like Chris’, but in the 2016 entries we expect to see video production, as well as other creative ways to wow wedding parties.”
Entries can be submitted by the speech-givers themselves or a wedding guest, and must be available on a public video platform.
The launch of the Wedding Speech Awards follows the success of the QHotels’ Wedding Photo Awards, which took place earlier this year, and received over 100 entries and 1000 votes.
This year’s Wedding Speech Awards will be open to entries until 31st August 2016. For more information and terms & conditions, visit QHotels.co.uk/WeddingSpeechAwards.