GUEST SPEAKER WEDDING SPEECH ADVICE
SPEECH ADVICE FOR THE GUEST SPEAKER
Not sure where to start? Here are some useful tips, tricks and hacks on your wedding speech.
And if you want to save the time, stress and effort then you can contact us and we'll do the hard work for you!
tell your story
Introduction - You may be stepping in for another role or you are writing a dedicated solo speech for the bride (or groom). Just simply say who you are and you'll like to say a few words.
Thank You's / Toasts - Thank you's will have been given, but you can thank the happy couple for this privilege.
Your Relationship - You can set the scene with some backstories on knowing them since birth or a young age along with meeting their respective partner. You can make people smile as you remember them as a small child or young adult.
Shared Stories - Any amusing stories of them as teen rebels or have they always been amazing for you. This is an opportunity to share some little nuggets of unfamiliar stories and heart-warming tales
Go Home Time - Always finish strong and normally this our chance to be more sentimental. Before you sign off and pat yourself on the back for a good job well done.
on the big day
Practice - It's good to remember keywords and use cue cards to keep you honest. Nobody is expecting a Shakespeare soliloquy and people expect some nerves, so just nail certain areas of the speech and you'll be fine.
Check the venue - Take a look at where you'll be speaking. See if you can stand in the spot and visualise. Check how the room is set up - is it large or small? High or low ceilings? Any background noise? If you're not first to speak, then how loud does the other speech seem? If you're first, then it's fine to begin with a few 1 2's or "can you hear me at the back". It's better to find out now, rather than guests telling you that they couldn't hear a word!
Timings - When roughly will you speak? Is it before or after food? You can a joke if people are hungry or they how the food went down.
Drinks - If you have alcoholic drinks, go easy! There will be plenty of time after your speech to enjoy. By all means, have a drink to steady nerves, but too much and you'll slur, stagger, forget your words and be remembered for the wrong reasons! However, have a large glass of water beforehand and on the table ready.
Microphone / Cue Cards - If you have a mic, then try practising at home with one (cheap to buy) or use similar. Cue cards are great but only put a few keywords on them as reminders of your stories. Remember if one hand has a microphone and one had cue cards you limit yourself with hand movements.
Look around - Don't just look at your speech or one place. Raise your head and scan the room. If you don't want to catch people's eyes, aim for the top of their heads.
Sit down gracefully - Ensure people know it's the end of your great speech and sit down knowing you've performed amazingly!
Why not get rid of the stress and have me write your speech for you! You can tell me how fast you want the speech delivered.
Would you like some extra coaching on a phone call or video consultation? Maybe a recorded version of the speech?
Once you've decided, it's now in my hands to provide a confidential customised service leaving you completely composed and confident.
I'll work hard to craft the ultimate speech for you whilst providing tips and tricks on delivery. Advice on your body language, vocal tones, and word usage.
My speech will be unique and hit all the right spots when it comes to the event.
It's more than sending you something with little thought or a template. Every wedding is special, so should be your speech!
I also understand that it's not just what you say, but how you deliver it, so I can coach you with your nerves or concerns whilst proving the perfect words. It's important you feel great speaking them...and you will!
Once completed, I'll send you the speech for revision via email and when happy then we can guide you to the big day...
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