Wedding celebration is not all about the fun activities and food. It is also about the solemnity of wedding ceremony speech, which is prepared by special people important to the bride and groom to welcome them into the amazing union they have both willingly entered together.
As mentioned, the honor of delivering a wedding speech is usually given only to those who are really close to the couple. These usually are the parents and the best man. The order of the speeches is generally as follows: the bride’s father’s speech which includes a toast to the bride and groom; the bridegroom then comes in to respond to the father of the bride’s speech, and includes a toast to the bridesmaids; and then the best man’s speech is a response on behalf of the bridesmaids, and should be lighthearted and humorous.
Avoid making wedding speeches that are more than three to five minutes in length as you would not want to bore the newlyweds and the guests. It should be short but simple and remarkable heartfelt messages or advices.
List all the things you want to say in your wedding speech. Later on, you can narrow it down to the most essential and interesting things only. Making an outline and drafting it first before making the final wedding ceremony speech is very helpful. It helps also if you practice in front of a mirror as frequently as you can or ask someone to help you out by pretending to be an audience at the wedding reception. The most important thing in making wedding speech is that it should show how much you care for the couple. Wedding speeches are the big moments when the guests will either laugh and cheer – or yawn and look at their watches. So it is important that wedding speeches must have the following characteristics:
1. Sincerity – The message you intend to deliver must be heartfelt and moving to the audience.
2. Humor – The message must tickle the whole audience without being offensive to anyone. Never attempt humor that embarrasses anyone in the audience, especially the bride and groom.
3. Flow – There must be a smooth flow of your speech and smooth transitions in your speech. Make sure you read it and practice it several times out loud prior to the big day.
4. Impact – There must be great openings and endings so that your speech can have an impact on the newlyweds and the audience.
It really is quite simple but it takes some effort on your part. Following this guide will help you to deliver a smooth and great wedding ceremony speech.