How To Write a 'Perfect' Wedding Speech!
Written by Michael Liedtke on December 23rd, 2018
You ever hear a speech so bad, it makes you cringe? 

We've heard many speeches at weddings that included bad jokes, inappropriate stories, and love confessions from the best man to the bride. 

Not even kidding.

Imagine giving a speech at your wedding that goes over horribly. Nobody laughs at your jokes and they may even forget to applause after you have finished speaking.

Sounds like a nightmare, right?

How about hearing an awkward speech from someone who is sharing embarrassing stories that shouldn't be revealed in public? 

Without proper preparation, a speech can go very wrong very quickly, and it will leave you with memories of situations like this...
Video credit goes to: Chris Hansen Productions
Well, I have good news for you, the world doesn't have to end yet.

Luckily, you have stumbled across a blog that will share tips for writing a great speech so no one is awkwardly sitting there anxiously waiting for the speech to end. 

Let's get to it...
Writing The Perfect Wedding Speech
Wedding speeches are reserved for the most important members of the bridal party and closest family and friends, as well as the bride and groom. 

If you are one of the ones expected or asked to do a wedding speech, then preparing is a must. 

Winging it just won’t cut it, especially when your wedding speech will be on video from now until eternity.

You have to have an opening and closing. 

You probably want to throw in a story and at least one piece of humor, and it all has to make sense.

The best way to get a wedding speech started is to thank anyone and everyone important to the bride and groom and everyone who helped set up the wedding. 

Depending on what your role is, you can spend quite a bit of time thanking everyone, including the bride and grooms parents for making the wedding possible.

Telling a funny story about either the bride or groom is also a good way to get the speech going smoothly. 

Make sure the funny story you tell though isn't vulgar or terribly rude, and don't go spilling secrets that might hurt the marriage before it even has a chance to get started. 

This is not the time to air out dirty laundry for the world to see and smell...

When making speeches, the simpler the better, you just need to focus on the memories that you have of your friends.  

Here’s a quick outline for a wedding speech:

Note: each one of the bullet points below could have many variations

· Opening – Could be comments about the lovely affair

· Comments about the bride and groom

· Story  Could be about your interactions with the bride, groom or both.

· Humor- Pick something that applies to them and is appropriate.

· Closing – Something touching

· Toast – Raise your glass and make a touching and/or funny toast.

Giving the bride and groom some advice that you've learned over the years about relationships, marriage or just general good advice is a great way to end your speech. 

If you've learnt something over the many years you've lived and you feel like it would benefit the bride and or groom, then by all means, impart your wisdom to them and every guest at the wedding reception.
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In Conclusion
You’ll rarely be the hit of a wedding because of your wedding speech (unless you are the bride/groom), and rightfully so. 

The bride and groom are the stars!

But poor preparation of your wedding speech certainly could make you the laughing stock.

What you should take the opportunity to do is to tell the people something about your friends, the ones getting married, how they were meant for each other and how you wish them happiness for the rest of their lives. 

You don’t need a factory-made, robotic speech that will bring people to tears. 

All you need is memories and your genuine care for your loved ones, and the rest will pour out as you give your toast.

Best of luck in writing your speech!

Regards,
Michael Liedtke
President/Avid DJ
DIVERSE DJ, LLC
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About Author: Michael Liedtke

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