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How to Give A Killer Wedding Speech

November 9, 2017

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Whether you are the bride, the groom, one of the parents, or simply a member of the wedding party, you want your wedding speech to be remarkable and unforgettable.

 

How do you do that? How do you give a KILLER wedding speech? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Speak up. You don’t have to yell at the guests, but speaking clearly, rarely and lively will definitely breathe life into your wedding speech. Can you imagine Martin Luther King’s famous “I had a dream…” whispered in a low-tone? Probably not – so the same applies to your wedding speech as well.
  • Make it short and sweet. Nobody wants to hear long wedding speeches – not even the bride and groom themselves. The shorter and sweeter your speech is, the more successful it will be with the guests – and not because they are not interested in what you have to say, but because a short speech will feel neater, more engaging, and more eloquent.
  • Jokes are totally allowed – as long as they’re tasteful, of course. The last thing the grandmother of the groom wants to hear is how drunk he got at his first college party. The number one rule here is If the joke could embarrass anyone present at the wedding, it should be definitely skipped.
  • Show your love for “the other side”. Are you the Maid of Honor? Show the groom your appreciation for making your best friend so happy. Are you the Best Man? Tell the bride how lovely, sweet, and what a great fit she is for your best friend. Compliment “the other side” and you will definitely put a smile on everyone’s faces.
  • Don’t postpone writing it. The more you do, the harder it will be. Start working on the speech as soon as possible – it will give you plenty of time to make edits and add fun and emotional points to it.
  • This comes without saying, but don’t drink too much alcohol. “One too many” is the clear and straightforward recipe for a sloppy wedding speech – and nobody likes that. You can have a drink before the speech (just enough to pump up the courage), but keep yourself sober and nice.

 

Remember, giving a wedding speech is both an honor and a responsibility – so take it as such and plan the perfect one!



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