Welcome back to Clucking Hens, your monthly go to location for the best bridal blogs from right across the web. This month we're sharing some fabulous tips for bridesmaids planning the ultimate wedding toast, helping you identify your celebrity bridal style icon and finding out more about giving “will you be my bridesmaid?” favours.

How to Give the Ultimate Wedding Toast

Once the preserve of the best man and the father of the bride, today wedding speeches and toasts are an open forum for the most important people in a new couple's life to have their say, crack some jokes and share something heartfelt. And yes, that includes the bridesmaids.

We've been inspired by this brilliant blog from Bridesmaid.com (which is packed with tonnes of great bridesmaid stuff) and by the hilarious wedding speech/song given by the two bridesmaids in this video. To help you make the ultimate wedding toast (and put the best man to shame!) Bridesmaid.com has shared some handy pointers that will make your speech a showstopper. Time to start testing your toast out on your fellow hens!

  • Will you be giving a speech at your friends wedding? Will you be taking the funny or heartfelt route? Share your ideas and experiences with other hens below!

How to Give Thoughtful “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” Favours


One of the most wonderful bits of planning your wedding has to be sharing the experience with your nearest and dearest The close friends we have are so valuable, which is why having them by your side on your big day (and as moral support during all the planning!) means the world.

Asking your hens and friends to be your bridesmaids is a great moment, but you'll also be asking a big favour. Your bridesmaids' help and support will be indispensable over the coming months, so treating them to a little something special can really help you suck up!

This cute blog from the beautiful Carissa Loethen published on E Online is the story of exactly that process, and will inspire you to treat your bridesmaids with a sweet “be my bridesmaid “ favour.

Who's Your Celebrity Bridal Style Icon?


If you're as hooked on celebrity weddings as the Red Star Fancy Dress team, you're going to love this brilliant quiz published on Essense Design's Pretty Happy Love blog. From your dream bridal hairstyle, to your ultimate honeymoon destination, this quick, fun quiz will identify your celebrity bridal style icon with pinpoint accuracy! We got Kate Moss! How about you?

Who's your celebrity bridal style icon? Will you be giving a speech at your friend's wedding? Will you be giving your favourite ladies “be my bridesmaid” favours? Share your plans and tips below!