Planning a wedding is hard work. You’ve got to find the perfect dress, book the venue, and make sure your guests are all coming. But there’s one thing you can do that will make everything easier on yourself – here’s how to write a memorable wedding speech for your special day.
It might seem like an easy task at first glance but it can be tricky to get right. We know how important this day is for you so we want to help by giving you some tips on what makes a good speech and how to avoid making mistakes.
If you follow these simple steps then your speech will be remembered as one of the best speeches ever given at any wedding reception! And don’t forget – if all else fails just tell them about their love story in detail from start to finish with lots of funny anecdotes thrown in along the way!
A great wedding speech strikes the perfect balance between sentimental and light-hearted. If your speech is overly sentimental and gushy, it might feel uncomfortable amongst a large crowd. On the flip side, if it’s too light-hearted and silly, it might come across as disrespectful or insincere. A 50:50 ratio will ensure your speech hits the mark!
Find the sweet spot. For any wedding speech it’s generally between 2-5 minutes. This is the perfect amount of time to deliver a meaningful speech without losing the interest of guests or impacting the reception timeline. While funny anecdotes are a great way to personalize your speech, steer clear of any embarrassing stories (or mentions of ex-partners!) that could make anyone feel uncomfortable. Keep it clean and stay classy! On that note – some gentle teasing is completely fine if that suits your relationship with the couple, but don’t paint anyone in an unflattering light. Playful humour should only be used if you’re 150% sure it will be well-received!
Don’t copy a speech you found online word-for-word. Templates are a helpful starting point for ideas and inspiration, but the best wedding speeches are always personalized to reflect your relationship with the couple. Make sure your speech is directed at both of the newlyweds. Even though you’ll probably have a closer relationship with one half of the couple, it’s important to address both parties instead of delivering a one-sided speech. This is their big day, after all!
If in doubt keep it short, sweet and positive and don’t forget to toast the happy couple and wish them all the best for their future together. That is how to write a memorable wedding speech the rest is up to you.