Top tips to writing a wedding speech
Regardless of what role you play in the Big Day, writing and delivering the perfect wedding speech can sometimes be a daunting, stressful and downright frightening task. How do you do it? How do you write a wedding speech that will bring up the most beautiful emotions and thoughts? We have some useful tips to help you with this – so read on and find out more.
Think of the people present at the wedding. From grandmothers to children, everyone will be listening to your speech – so make sure it’s appropriate for this kind of audience and steer clear of any “embarrassing stories” the bride or groom wouldn’t want shared in front of everyone.
Be sure you address the speech. Wedding etiquette says that every wedding speech must be addressed to someone – be it the couple themselves or the parents of the couple (in case they have helped financially). Different rules apply to different wedding speeches and situations – but, in general, it is a very good idea to check with the etiquette before you sit down and write your speech.
Leave aside any props. If you plan on including one or two props in the wedding speech “direction”, think again. Coordinating your words with the props themselves may prove a lot trickier than you think – and if you add your nervousness on top of everything, you have a recipe for disaster.
Create cue cards. You will want to know your speech – but not by heart, since it may make you sound insincere. Creating some cue cards with the main ideas included in your speech will help you stay on track and stay natural too – so we definitely advise you to do this.
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