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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tips On How To Write a Great Wedding Speech

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In a wedding, there are three primary wedding speeches that will be heard.
The first one will be coming from the bride's father. This is usually the most emotional speech and the most unforgettable one. It becomes very touching when the father includes in his speech how he is giving his blessing to his daughter and her new husband.
The second part of the wedding speech is the groom's speech. Here, he will thank his parents for all their love and care. He will also thank all those who made the celebration possible and memorable.
And last is the best man's speech. Usually, this type of wedding speech is the most enlightening one because it entails the lighter side of the event. The best man will tell stories about the groom and his crazy antics.
Of all these speeches, the audience should be the primary factor that should be considered when making the wedding speech. Thinking of the audience, the speaker will be able to identify which things should be said and which things should be left out.
Now let’s get into the tips for writing wedding speeches from Simply Elegant Weddings, a Calgary-based wedding planning company.

The myth of wedding speeches

In most cases, the most common misconception of most wedding speakers about wedding speeches is that they thought that they were speaking to the bride and the groom only, which should not be the case. The wedding speech should be delivered to all of the guests. In fact, the impression most wedding speakers make reflects back to the bride and groom.

Wedding speech structure

Split your speech into several sections: introduction, middle, and closing. Write down a few ideas for each.
For the introduction, you should say who you are, since probably not everyone in the audience will know you. It is also the right place to say a few words to thank the people hosting the wedding (mostly the parents of the bride or the groom). The intro is important because many people are focused on you and will remember it best.
After the intro, a joke to lighten up the mood and get the attention of the audience is a good idea. However, it's a good idea to get someone else's opinion on your joke if it's not mainstream. Not everyone may share your sense of humour, and there are few things that mess up the impression more than a joke which nobody laughs at.
In the core of your speech, you can tell a (short!) story on how you met the groom or bride, your ideas on their marriage (positive of course), how you think their relationship has changed them, and what it might bring in future.
For the closing, it's hard to go wrong with a traditional toast or blessing for the couple. Make your toast loud and impressive, don't forget to have a glass around, and drink to your toast yourself.

Practicing your wedding speech

You will want to practice your speech a thousand times until it sticks in your head like your SSN. Then once you know it well to re-sight it, then get together with friends and give the speech to them...this is when you can find out if there are things you need to work on.

Delivery your speech

Now when that big day comes, remember to make eye contact with the key guest. Don't slump over the table, and talk calmly and slowly so everyone can understand each and every one of your words. Plus whatever you do don't have a sheet of paper with little notes that you have taken, this is not a good look and the speech will seem staged more than a speech from the heart.
You want your speech to be entertaining, heartfelt, and/or humorous but you don't want it to take forever! If you take the time to write what you plan to say, you can then decide what you really want in the speech and then cut the other parts out.
Don’t forget to thank the guests for coming out to attend the wedding and Most importantly, end it with a good quote for example "May the light of friendship guide your paths together, may the laughter of children grace the halls of your home, and may the joy of living for one another trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from your eye." "May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more. And may nothing but happiness come through your door." And so on.

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