If youíre planning a wedding or planning on being in one,
then the question of wedding speeches is bound to come up.
Who gives the speeches
Well, this is really up to the
couple thatís getting married, but there seems to be a normal
list of people that are expected to say something.
wedding party usually has the most members talking about the
bride or the groom. The Best Man and Matron or Maid of Honor are
the ones that will be giving short speeches before dinner in
most cases. Other members of the party can also speak if the
The father of the bride usually gives a
speech to the guests, thanking them for coming as well as saying
a word or two to the groom. The couple themselves may also want
to talk to the guests, giving them thanks and their love.
Of course, the reception isnít the only place for speeches. Many
times, the wedding rehearsal has one or two of the coupleís
parents speaking as well.
As many people as the couple
wants can speak, but what if youíre the one thatís asked?
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Before you stand up
If youíre asked to give a speech, no
doubt youíre nervous and at a loss for what to say. The best
advice is to keep your speech short and simple, so that your
nerves donít have time to take over and so that your creativity
Make a list of all of the things that you
admire and love about the couple or half of the couple. If
youíve been friends for a while, you may want to include a joke
or a story. The best advice is to keep the story clean
thoughótheir parents may not want to know what theyíve done.
Talk about the person and then end with some sort of revelation
or note of congratulation. Raise your glass and toast the
couple. Itís really as easy as that.
If youíre afraid
that youíll become nervous, make sure that you rehearse the
speech often, writing it well in advance. Or you can just focus
on your friend as you give the speech and avoid making eye
contact out into the reception crowd.
Speeches are a wonderful way to give thanks to the guest and
to members of the new couple. Use your heart as a guide, and
youíre sure to get it right.
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