If you have been tasked with the honor of delivering a wedding speech for a friend or relative, you surely want to make the most of it. After all, who wants to make a fool of themselves in front of tens – and even hundreds – of guests?
How to create and deliver the ideal wedding speech? We have some ideas for you – so read on and find out more.
- First and foremost, be yourself. Even some of the most famous people in the world suffer from stage fright, so there’s no reason not to be your full self. Be self-confident, speak to the people and sprinkle one or two tasteful jokes here and there. All those guests will be delighted with your speech!
- Practice your speech. Yes, practicing in the mirror can help a lot. But go way beyond that and practice at the actual venue. See how it all sounds, how the acoustics of the venue work and how everything fits into the bigger picture.
- Remember your target audience. Yes, a lot of them may be former college classmates – but how about the groom’s grandma or the bride’s parents? Keep your target audience in mind when writing and delivering the speech!
- Less is more. It really is. Not only are long speeches considered to be quite boring (most of the time at least), but they can really put off the entire wedding schedule too. And since we got to this part, we definitely advise you to avoid any kind of “props” such as photos, slideshows or any other items/actions that will keep your hands busy (and could easily make you lose your focus). Afterall, it’s a speech from the heart not a presentation for work!
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