Of course, it is a matter of great honor for anybody to be asked to be a maid of honor or best man for a sibling or friend’s wedding. However, it doesn’t alone, along with lots of fun you will also be taking care of several responsibilities in this role, such as; organizing the bachelor/bachelorette parties, helping the bride/groom in shopping, to be there to help the bride/groom on the day of the wedding and on top of that standing up and giving a wedding speech to everyone in attendance.
Then there are parents who would definitely get a chance to give a wedding speech. Undoubtedly, daughter’s or son’s wedding is a very emotional day for any parents. They get emotional to see their son or daughter exchanging vows with the person they love. Wedding speech for any parents is an opportunity to express themselves and their feelings and wish their daughter or son a happy married life.
But for some, the only thought of standing and delivering a wedding speech in a room full of people is harrowing. It makes them really nervous even when all the people at the wedding are known to them. If you also feel the same, then you really need to read this post.
In this post we are going to share with you the tips to give the best wedding speech.
Before we move ahead let’s discuss the outline or the format of a wedding speech. It will help you write a wonderful speech that you can deliver on a wedding.
Here we go…
First things first, start your wedding speech with an introduction, in which you will tell everyone about yourself, like who you are and why you have been chosen to be the best man or maid of honor in the wedding. Well, make sure you start your speech with a light-hearted joke that will help you break the ice.
Then comes the body of the wedding speech. In the body of speech you will go into further detail about your relationship with the bride and groom. You can add some humor or funny story that you think is directly linked with the couple. When we say funny story, it has to be funny and not embarrassing. So, while writing the body of the speech make sure you are not using something that can inappropriately embarrass the bride or groom.
Lastly, the ending of the wedding speech. In the last part of the speech or while ending the wedding speech make sure you throw in a parting joke or famous quote along with a toast to the bride and groom.
Yes, with a tad bit of preparation and thought, you would be able to give a memorable wedding speech that the couple would appreciate and the guests at the wedding will remember forever.
Well, this is about the format of writing a memorable and impressive wedding speech, now let’s head to the tips of delivering the best wedding speech.
A little bit of nervousness is natural, everybody gets nervous or stressed when it comes to speaking in front of so many people. So, there is nothing to worry much; however, you can always prepare yourself for a great speech with the tips given below, without having to get stressed or anxious about it.
Here are seven tips for giving a great wedding speech:
1. Do Not Overthink!
Yes, it is the first and the foremost step. You need to be really relaxed before you start giving the speech. Believe you me, there is nothing to worry about as you are surrounded by your own people, your family and friends. All of them definitely want you to do your best. They are always by your side so you don’t have to think too much about it.
2. Know your audience.
Of course, before you prepare your speech you need to know your audience. If you know your audience beforehand it will be easy for you to deliver it perfectly.
3. Practice your speech.
We all know that practice makes a man perfect and how important it is to practice before actually doing. Likewise, you need to practice your speech in advance. The more you practice, the more confident you will feel while delivering your speech in a room full of guests.
4. Be prepared.
There are chances that you may forget your speech midway, so the best you can do is bring note cards for backup. It will help you avoid any momentarily lose that can cause uneasy situation for you.
Well, it is a very famous practice in which one visualize himself doing something successfully. If you feel that even after doing all this you won’t be at ease while giving your speech, then you can simply visualize yourself giving the best speech. All you have to do is – get a mental image of yourself standing in front of people at the wedding and delivering an impressive speech. If you want you can even visualize that people are appreciating your speech ☺ ☺
6. Make sure you are heard properly.
It is important that you check beforehand that you are audible to everyone, if it is an intimate wedding with too less guests, then surely you won’t need a mic. But if you think it’s a big hall and crammed with people, then it is good to arrange for mic in advance.
7. Keep your drink close for the toast.
Yes, it is essential that you keep your drink close to you so that you can take it in hands when you will be ending your speech and giving a toast to the bride and groom. So, don’t miss to keep your drink close by!
To pan out….
Hope you like the post, and now with these tips and tricks you would be able to give a wonderful speech on any wedding. So, write a stunning speech and give that at your friend’s wedding!