It’s been weeks since you and your fiancée started planning out what your most dreamed wedding would be like. As that special day draw nearer, you remember there’s one other important thing left to consider. That is in the form of a groom speech, which is one of the few meaningful wedding speeches.
When composing a groom speech, remember there are dos and don’ts that become a guide. You must be aware of what to write or say and what not to include. The first do is that a groom speech should not be too long or boring. This has to be noted by the groom before and during the time he creates his own wedding speech. It is only one of the things a groom to consider if he wants to make his wedding speech meaningful and memorable to his parents, relatives, friends and, most particularly, his bride.
The second do is to make a draft in composing a speech. Note some special points and parts of a wedding speech that can make a complete structure of what you need to create. The reason why you have to make a few drafts is because there is a tendency that you will edit and correct every word you write on the paper. Plus, you have to list down the people to thanks, and the kinds of things to say on every part. When you mention people, it has to be only limited, which include your bride, who is your official wife by then, your own parents, the bride’s parents, your siblings and in-laws, the best man, the maid of honor, and the guests in general. You do not have to name each one of them because that can give you a speech for an hour. Just thank them in general while you acknowledge those important ones who must be specified. This is how you compliment them in very nice and polite way through your sincere words.
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Include jokes, funny quotes and interesting memories in your speech. Rendering a speech is not to particularly make people cry or feel emotional. There has to be humor that can also add the best parts of the entire delivery of the speech. You need to be an entertainer as well and what excuse to come up with if you cannot have a little fun when it’s your time to talk. Besides, it’s your party so throw a good one that’s funny, entertaining and interesting to every listener of your wedding. However, you should remember that do not only make groom speech for the sake of telling. Your groom speech should be lively, meaningful and very memorable. It means there are no vain things in the speech but all are important ones.
The key core of your message is when you start talking about your relationship with the bride. This is the part which most people get interested listening to. It has to be romantic, sentimental and memorable that every word you say is going to melt the heart of your most beautiful wife. She has to feel very special, beautiful and like the only woman in the world. Of course, you say a lot of nice things to her every single day prior to your wedding and even before you get engaged. Yet, don’t be ashamed to pour out those things and even some that you still have to say on the day of your wedding. This is the perfect time too to fully express how you feel.
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Lastly, have a time to practise your wedding speech many times as much as possible. In addition, do this thing in advance so you still have enough time to correct anything that has to be altered. When someone listens to your rehearsal speech, it is always possible that you get suggestions and additional ideas which you may consider.
Put in your mind also that as a groom you have to stand in front of the audience but close to your bride. With nice looks and full confidence, you can easily deliver a proper introduction of your speech. When you know you’re going to stand in front of many people in the audience and say the best things you can ever say, do not drink too much liquor. It is true that when you consume something alcoholic can give you confidence but for a few reasons, this is not appropriate when delivering a speech. It is better that your confidence is natural while you are sober.
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Furthermore, deliver your speech without too much hand gestures, eye blinking and other unsuitable mannerism. Just be still because that’s helpful on how you naturalize your speech. Plus, it helps you get on concentration since you won’t have to read a note the whole time just in case you have an index card with you. Most of the time you’ll be looking straight to the eyes of the audience and to your bride’s especially if you talk things about her or related to her.
One last thing is to round your speech with a toast as a way to celebrate the special occasion. It is also a gesture of how you thank everybody, how you appreciate the support of your family and how happy you are to be living a new life and the next stage with someone special to you.
All of these things are tips and guidelines that are actually important to bear in mind when making a groom wedding speech. Don’t just face the day of your wedding without having crossed some time and hassle writing a speech. You do not just have to get there and say whatever comes in your mind. A groom’s speech is never an impromptu message. Otherwise, you forget the most meaningful and essential ones if that’s the case. Your speech has to be one of the best moments all throughout your wedding. That’s exactly the ultimate goal you need to accomplish.