Weddings

Making a speech

Making a speech

One of the hardest things that people find to do is to write and deliver a speech. This is quite normal as public speaking can be quite scary. Here are a few tips to help you with writing and delivering a good speech.

The usual order for wedding speeches are as follows:

~ Toast to the Bride and Groom - Bride's father or close family friend or relative

~ Response and toast to the Bridesmaids - Groom

~ Response on behalf of the Bridesmaids - Best Man

~ Toast to parents of the Bride - Family friend

~ Response - Bride's father

The first thing to consider is what you are actually going to say. Keep in mind that you have been chosen by the bridal couple because they feel confident that you will deliver a good speech. Wedding speeches usually reflect on the relationship between the bride, groom and the person giving the speech. If you went to school with the bride since Pre-School, reflect on the friendship that has built over those years. If you are an uncle or aunty you could aim your speech at the way you saw the bride or groom grow.