There’s a lot of things the bride and the groom have to prepare for their wedding, but most of them aren’t nearly as scary as the point where they have to give out a wedding speech. Even saying THE “Yes” can be easier than giving out a speech in front of dozens of people, so the fear surrounding it is understandable.
Over the past few years we’ve seen a significant rise of available resources online to help future brides and grooms in writing their first (and hopefully last) wedding speech. There many tips and tricks posted that will help you figure out what you’re supposed to say and how, so it’s very important to do the proper research first.
Obviously you’ll want to please as many people as you can, your friends, coworkers and especially family, be it yours or your loved ones. Knowing the right thing to say, spicing it up with little humor and practicing the speech beforehand can go a long way to doing a successful presentation.
In my opinion all factors are important here. First of all, you have to write a good speech, one that will be memorable and that won’t offend anyone. It doesn’t have to be a literary masterpiece, but you definitely don’t want to be boring in front of everyone you know. Second, I highly recommend you practice the prepared speech first; you can stand in front of a mirror if you like, it really doesn’t matter, but stuttering or awkward silence can be the death of a speech no matter how good it is.
Lastly, you need to remember to stay calm and confident when giving the speech. You don’t to present yourself as an awkward person that can’t handle a little bit of pressure, so keep that in mind. If necessary, try giving the speech first to a few of your close friends to get used to the idea.
Just little bit of planning will definitely help you make a good speech, and possibly one that will be remembered for a long time, be it good or bad. Hopefully, it’ll be good.