It can be nerve-wracking thinking of what to write for your groom’s speech. Some people are not naturally confident when speaking in public, even when it’s in front of friends and family.
Here are a few tips to help your groom’s speech flow smoothly.
Don’t leave it until the last minute
You will have so many other things to do in the run up to the wedding, that you’ll find time runs away with you. The last thing you want on the night before the wedding is to realise you’ve forgotten to write your speech. Cue a hastily scribbled and poorly thought out speech for your big day.
Instead, take your time planning your speech in the run up to the wedding, and practice it a few times in front of the mirror so that you can feel more confident saying it out loud.
Don’t just make it a thank you list
Thank all the important people, but try to interject with some personal anecdotes so that it isn’t just a long list of thanks. Showing appreciation is, of course, incredibly important and is seen as proper etiquette, but it’s your wedding speech, not the BAFTA Awards. Your guests would likely be glad of a little variation.
Formal or lighthearted?
Many modern speeches include a touch of humour but it’s probably best not to overdo it, as that’s usually more in-line with the best man’s speech. Find a happy medium.
At Delamere Manor, one of the premium country wedding venues in Cheshire, you’re welcome to practice your groom’s speech with our dedicated wedding planning team. Give us a call today.