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How to write a groom’s wedding speech?

Writing a wedding speech is easy right? You just jot down a few words on the back of a napkin and away you go. Wrong! That’s a recipe for disaster, to nail it with a wedding speech you need to do the groundwork first, otherwise your bride might flee the venue in tears. Here’s how to get it right guys.

Plan in advance
Give yourself enough time to do the speech justice, don’t sit in the back of a car on the way to the church jotting notes on your iPhone. Prepare the speech a week or more in advance, this will give you time to ‘tweak’ it if you find a few faults.

Write from the heart 
Always write from the heart when you compile a wedding speech. This is your magical day, you are marrying the love of your life and if you can’t tell your new bride how much she means to you today, there’s no hope for you!

Use etiquette 
There’s a set list of people to thank when you perform your wedding speech. Make sure you acknowledge all the important people on the day. You should thank the bride’s parents for welcoming you into their family, your own parents, pay a tribute to the bridesmaids, best man and ushers, and most importantly, gush a bit about your beautiful bride.

Add a few jokes 
A few ‘tame’ jokes can help to break the ice. You don’t have to do stand-up routine for 40 minutes and base your act around the bluest comedian you know, just throw a few ad-libs into the speech. Punctuate it with a mixture of heartfelt words and add a few quirky references every now and again to lighten the tone. The best speeches have people in laughter and tears in equal measures.

Be sincere
As long as you sincere you can’t go wrong. You might not be the best public speaker in the world, and you’ll do well if your delivery is perfect, but as long as you are sincere your bride and all the guests will be enthralled.

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