Once the dust settles attention soon turns to the wedding speeches, leaving your other half in charge of this can often feel a bit like taking your first
Let’s face facts, no one wants to remember a best man’s speech at a wedding for the WRONG reasons!
5 Tips for the wedding speeches:
- A good speech starts with an idea but a great wedding speech needs both inspiration and preparation – do not underestimate the time required to practise!
- Get a look at the venue as soon as possible – try and find out where you will be standing when you give your speech – this is psychological gold dust as you can begin using visualisation techniques way ahead of the wedding day.
- There’s no shame in note cards – use them as prompts and get used to rehearsing with them – tweak as you go.
- DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL BEFORE your speech! It will not calm your nerves and it may dry out your throat besides which, no bride feels confident in her best man when he’s nearly under the table drunk! Remember someone will be filming you.
- Five minutes Maximum Rule- 5 minutes is plenty to give a good wedding speech – any longer and guests will become restless. The whole process at the end of the meal is quite lengthy and guests in a warm room, drinking alcohol, full of food will need shorter sound bites.