The Groom's Speech

The Groom's Speech
Nato Welton

After the bride has walked down the aisle in front of everyone she knows she can relax; from then on the day holds only Champagne, the cutting of the cake and a reception with her new husband, friends and family. For the groom though, the big speech awaits. Many men find themselves feeling completely clueless as to what to say, so here is our groom's guide to the perfect speech:
• A good way to open is to thank your guests, friends and family for attending your special day. You may want to give special thanks to those who have travelled a long distance to be with you.
• Thank your parents for their support and love. If they are still married you may choose to praise their own relationship and refer to it as a template for your own.
• Next thank the bride's parents. Since the bride's father will have just proposed a toast to you and your wife you can thank him for this, before going on to thank him for allowing you to marry his daughter.
• This will naturally lead you to praising the bride. Perhaps speak of how you met, or what it is that you love about her, and point out how beautiful she looks.
• Thank your best man and groomsmen before finally thanking the bridesmaids, for whom you will propose a toast.

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  • It is best to create bullet points for your groom speech before you present it. Try not to make it looked staged as it will bore the audience. Tell everything that comes from you heart. Just express your love and gratitude while you are saying your groom wedding toast. Tell about the different experiences you cherish with the bride. Also, express your gratitude towards the parents of both parties.

    • Mark, GroomsSpeechGuide
    • 23 December 2011
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  • The day is upon the you and all eyes will be on you. You are standing in front of your bride/groom, your parents, your parents-in-law, friends, relatives and maybe even some business clients. This is your moment. The moment you have been waiting for all your life. The moment to show those around you that you are in complete control and of course you are and no-one will know that you are like a swan: graceful on the surface but padding like crazy underneath! You have 8 minutes to make an impression, be sensitive, entertaining and you mustn't forget any of the protocol. You have to make a speech that is going to be remembered for all the right reasons. You will be making a speech that is going to be recorded and viewed by family, friends and children in the years to come! All of this without too much alcohol inside your body! Have I frightened you yet? Better read on quickly at the tips below! Tip: • Be on time. Start on time. Stop on time. Your speech is not just going to happen and you will want what you say to be remembered for all the right reasons! • Don't drink too much alcohol on the day. • Remember to look at the audience when you are speaking to them. • Don't speak too quickly or make inappropriate jokes. • Check the microphone in advance. • Don't panic! But make sure you are ready to deliver your speech. Be a little different. It's the difference that makes the difference.   Carole Spiers The Wedding Speech Expert http://www.theweddingspeechexpert.co.uk

    • Carole Spiers
    • 14 June 2013
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