The list of items that could go wrong on your wedding day is endless. One or more exes in your guest list. People insisting you do a calorie count on the menu. Stag do disasters. Wedding cake not being up to standard. These are just a few of the more popular problems you might have to take care of. But let’s not forget about the wedding speech.
Delivering a great speech in your wedding is quite important. This element of the event is generally the one that lots of people would remember most vividly. They would not mind your bad dancing as much as they would mock a wedding speech collapse. Avoiding that scenario is generally a matter of understanding the most common mistakes.
Your’thank you’ list is colossal – your wedding guests have spent money and time to go to your wedding. A number of them might have made special arrangements and strategies to be there. And you can bet they won’t be happy if you thank a ton of people and skip their title somehow. What they should hear from you rather is a language that addresses everyone instead of particular individuals. You can thank the parents (both sets), your very best man/woman and that’s pretty much it. Acknowledging anyone else is an extra that many won’t appreciate.
A short speech is best – ideally, you do not want your guests to get bored. However witty and funny that your speech is, you should try to keep it short and concise.
Make a narrative – a wedding speech is not a collection of humorous anecdotes, or instead it should not be. It needs to be a story with a beginning and a beautiful end. Hook people with a compelling premise, such as what you have learned about your spouse. You may then end with a surprise, maybe that honeymoon you’ve booked for the both of you.
Don’t make a template address – one mistake a lot of people make with their wedding speech is after some template. This results in that you may take one wedding address and insert it into another. Inject your personality and the feelings of the day into your words, and you may charm the audience.
Acoustics difficulty – if people cannot actually hear you, then it does not matter what you are saying. If the venue has poor acoustics, you may want to use a microphone. Test the area first, to know where you need to stand and whether there is any issue with acoustics.
Now that you are armed with the knowledge on how to avoid the most common blunders in your wedding address, you can sure make it a more memorable event.