When we talk about wedding speeches, the most ‘traditional’ speakers that spring to mind are the groom, the best man, and the father of the bride. Well, it’s time for that to change – it’s 2019! Luckily, these days we are starting a long-overdue shake up to this male dominated wedding tradition and we’re seeing more and more brides get up the courage to make a speech of their own.
If you’re feeling the nerves and not entirely sure how to get started, check out our quick-fire tips to ensure your bridal speeches end up being a highlight of the big day:
This is the crucial bit of your speech – you want to make sure it has an effortless flow. By this, we mean you should try to establish a theme that will hook people from the very beginning, up until the almighty climax!
An example of this could be a teacher, speaking about all the things she has learnt from her partner – the good, the bad, the ugly. Having that theme running across the entire time will mean the speech is easy to follow, yet still be entertaining.
It’s important to make your speech heartfelt, but everybody loves a good laugh. Just remember, being funny isn’t about adding cliché jokes that you googled. A good rule of thumb is – if it’s a joke you could repeat again at another person’s wedding, scribble it out. Make the jokes personal, using quirky anecdotes to get the reaction you want – without the internet doing it for you!
No speech should last longer than 8 minutes. If your groom is giving one as well, we suggest you both keep it around 6 minutes each. It may not seem like a long time but it’s enough to be sincere and funny. You may feel like you have way more than 6 minutes worth of material to give, but it’s better to keep it short and sweet and not ruin your time with a tedious thank you speech.
If you’re struggling to even get a head start, there are many different services that can help. Try online templates, professional speechwriters or even workshops where you can develop your speech with help. services, and workshops are all among the services available to you. A workshop may be useful if you feel you want to speak directly to a professional speech writer. Online professionals like Speechy, are great resources to talk with professionals who can help you write your toast or even write it for you! Checkout online workshops at various outlets to make the perfect speech!
No matter what you do, make sure you get to it quickly to ensure you’re ready to grab the mic and show the boys how it’s done!
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