Tips on How to Deliver a Good Wedding Speech

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Below are ten tips on how to deliver your speech at a wedding.

They are very simple, so if you are nervous about giving your speech just take five minutes to read through them.  We hope they will help you…..

Good luck and don’t worry!

1) Memorise

Try and memorise your speech.  The more you memorise the less you have to worry about losing the sheet of paper or constantly looking at it. If you can’t remember all of it, try splitting it into bullet points and memorise them instead. This will give you an outline of what to say and stop any confusion.

2) Practise, practise, practise

The more you practise your speech the more you will learn it.  But not only this, it will help you polish it off, help you learn long words or help you remember when to smile or look at someone.  Also it will help you fit in pauses and speak at the right volume.

3) Don’t drink too much

It may seem like a good plan, but if you’re well prepared your speech will go better if you are not drunk. The last thing you want is to forget your lines and slur your words!

4) Look and feel confident

The more confident you look, the more confident you will feel.  The more confident you feel the less likely you are to forget what you wanted to say and the speech will go better.

5) Don’t go too fast

Don’t rush what you are saying.  Take your time in delivering your speech. If you take your time people can understand what you are saying and it gives the impression of a confident person.

6) Don’t offend

Take care not to offend anyone.  The last thing you want to be remembered for is the guy whose speech had someone running off in tears!

7) Enjoy the laughter

If you tell a joke, let people appreciate the punch line.  Don’t rush ahead whilst they are still laughing, enjoy the moment.

8) Look at the audience

Don’t keep your head down looking at the sheet of paper with your notes on.  Look at the audience, they won’t bite!

9) Remember, the audience is on your side

The audience is on the same side you are, they don’t want you to fail.  They are there to enjoy the day just as much as you are.  They are your friends and family.

10) Enjoy yourself

Relax, take your time and have fun.  Don’t forget to smile, it’s a wedding not a funeral!

Also we have a page on Cheap Wedding Ideas


Published On: 24th Jul 2009

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  1. I do not see any father of the groom speeches which I was expecting and which I downloaded this for. I am not at all pleased with your effort which cost me almost £10.00. In fact I think your ad was misleading

    I would be grateful if you remitted the entire cost to my account.

    Winston Allen 27 Jul at 5:32 pm
  2. Winston

    We do not charge for any of the content on the site, so you must have clicked on an advert.

    We do have a few free father of the bride/groom speeches. Please take a look at the speeches featured above.

    jorobinson 28 Jul at 9:54 am
  3. These are awesome tips you have here. As long as you are having fun in delivering the speech and you are getting responses,then it will probably turn out to be a good speech.

    Adam 28 Jul at 10:17 pm
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    phil 18 Aug at 1:26 pm
  5. These are very helpful tips you have here. They can definitely help those who would like to succeed in delivering their speech. Thanks for sharing.

    Adam 22 Aug at 3:06 pm
  6. I have to admit a lot of the tips here would have perhaps been useful to read before making my own speech. I’m not especially confident when it comes to public speaking but i was informed after my speech that i did a good job and that it sounded really good.

    Last Minute Weddings 2 Dec at 6:34 pm
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    Arry Sumarwata 27 Dec at 9:46 pm