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Confetti: The Groom's Speech & Duties Paperback – 15 Mar 2007

3.9 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (15 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600616428
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600616429
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 1.2 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

Confetti.co.uk has achieved a massive 10 million page impressions in the recent ABC Electronic audit, a 2.5 million increase on last year. Confeti.co.uk is Europe's leading online wedding business with over 50,000 registered users.

About the Author

Planning Your Wedding is written in conjuction with Confetti.co.uk, the leading wedding specialist, helping over 500,000 couples every month to have the wedding of their dreams.


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Format: Paperback
This book is divided into two major sections. The duties section occupies the first 61 pages, and is a précis of everything leading up to the speech, and also a few notes on the honeymoon. It doesn't go into any detail at all about anything really.

For example, choosing the ring, a very important part of the buildup, has only two pages devoted to it, and it says precisely nothing. However, this book does go into some detail about your choices for the ceremony (and presents it from a British, not American, perspective), and how to tie your bowtie (seriously!). For better coverage of everything except the speech, even though I disagree violently with some of it, I much prefer "The Clueless Groom's Guide: More Than Any Man Should Ever Know About Getting Married" for its better and more detailed coverage.

The second part of the book gives great detail about your speech, including 15 sample speeches and a lot of jokes. If you need a lot of guidance -and I do mean a lot of guidance - in writing your speech, then here you have nearly 100 pages of examples. However, I do find this a bit OTT

Personally, I think the central section between pages 64 and 83 are what most people need, and I find it better presented in Confetti's own book "How to Write a Wedding Speech". The advantage of that book is that you can also see what other people in your party are likely to say and when they are likely to say it, and so you can avoid covering their material in your speech. This has the effect of making your speech more punchy and, to the relief of everybody in the audience, shorter.

In conclusion, only buy this book if you think you need a huge amount of help in your speech. Otherwise, I recommend buying the two other books mentioned in this review.
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By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Aug. 2008
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Seemed potentially useful for speeches when flicking through it in the bookshop, so bought a copy via Amazon. On closer analysis however the sample speeches and suggestions are really rather weak indeed (very much based around plenty of innuendo and toilet humour - not very classy at all). If you really want to make a memorable groom's speech, look elsewhere.

Personally I based my groom's speech around the material in Don'ts for Wives and How to be a Good Wife to provide some "gentle" ribbing.
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This book is really helping out my husband-to-be with his groom's speech though we'll have to see how it turns out on the big day! The format is friendly and colourful for those who don't want anything too heavy when speech planning.
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Bought this as a little extra for fiances Christmas as stated product was in very good condition. Received book and oit is manky! Also has 60p written on it suggesting it has came from a charity shop! Awful and not as described.
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This is a great book! I have bought it for my husband to be as a gift (unsure of what he will make of it :) ) but it covers all aspects of the wedding from popping the question to the honeymoon and it has some great sample speeches and tips too. All is in great detail as it is the full size book unlike the mini version 'The groom's wedding' which is more one paragraph summeries (also quite good).
Would recommend!
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A great book to reassure the pre-wedding nerves. Covers all the basics very thoroughly. Sure, it's not highbrow, but it's like having an experienced person on hand during the entire pre-wedding process, and it's a very useful guide for the groom to build on. Recommended.
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