Giving a wedding speech or wedding toast is hard to do. Sometimes the hardest part is writing your wedding speech. Where do you begin? What should you say in your wedding toast? How do you write a best mans speech? How do you write a maid of honor speech? Check out 6 tips on writing an amazing wedding speech.
1.Don’t think the pressure is on to be somebody you’re not – are you funny? Great, everyone loves to laugh. Don’t feel you’ve got to be funny. If your strength is the emotional stuff, don’t attempt to leave the audience rolling on the ground – tug at their heartstrings.
2.People get way too nervous about giving a speech – however, you don’t have to if you keep it simple, and keep it real! Nobody needs a lengthy introduction – A story starts off with a bang. It draws your audience and gets them engaged. In addition,they are more natural! You won’t need to rehearse it, all you’ve got to do is tell it! This might be a funny memory you have shared or something more serious – perhaps a situation that really showed the grooms strength of character or the brides amazing heart etc..
3.Choose a few important things you love about both the bride and the groom, before beginning writing your speech. What are the best characteristics? The ideal wedding speeches usually only have a couple of key points, and once you’ve chosen yours, the filling in the rest of your speech is much easier. If you are composing your speech as the maid of honor, you’ll pick a couple more for the bride than the groom. If you are the best man writing your speech, pick a few more for the groom than for the bride. Make sure they are REAL things others and you love about them – if you are saying the bride has a motherly heart and everyone knows she hates kids, people will know you are faking it. If you’re not so near your friends new spouse, then highlight the speech to the friend who you know and love.
4.Once you have your points, consider a story, quote or metaphor for each one. Now’s the time to take a trip down memory lane and think about all those hilarious times you have had together. This makes the speech easier to deliver because its far more natural, and will make it much more interesting than if you were reading it directly from the page. Stories, quotes and metaphors strengthen each of your points and give the speech a sense of progression. If you can’t think of any stories to work with your points, ask their other friends or parents – someone will have one!
5.Wrap it all up. As soon as you’ve got your points, it’s time to pull it all together into the amazing wedding speech of the century! You do this by taking the things you’ve just said you love about them, and saying why they’re a fantastic match. He is funny, shes smart? Perfect, he is the next Ray Ramano and she can be his agent. They have a heart for helping people? Awesome, they’re going to be world changers together. This can be serious or funny – the main thing is taking time to say why they create such a good couple.
6.Toast the bride and groom, want them an amazing future together, and thank them for the amazing wedding. You’ve just given the best best man or maid of honor speech of all time.