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SAME SEX WEDDING SPEECH ADVICE

SPEECH ADVICE FOR THE SAME SEX MARRIAGE

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!

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tell your story

  • Introduction - Are you going to speak just for yourself in tribute to your partner? Are you both speaking?​ Or taking it in turns.  It's useful just to reference this.  Just because it is a same-sex marriage, doesn't mean the speeches change, but the order might slightly.  

  • Thank You's / Toasts - List out all the people and resources you think deserve a mention.  Don't worry you don't need to have a detailed tribute, but think about:

- Has anyone travelled a long distance.

- Who can't be there for whatever reason.

- The venue, the photographer, the music, the caterers, the wedding planner.  All this can be put into one quick paragraph if needed.

- Your main focus needs to be both set of parents, your groomsmen, the bridesmaids (or alternatives) and of course your partner.  You can also say something nice regarding any page boy or flower girl.

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  • Your Relationship - What does your new partner mean to you?  Why are they special for you?  How did you get to this point?  It helps with a few engaging and uplifting stories.

  • Shared Stories:  What amazing nights, trips and adventures together or fantastic events can you share?  This doesn't have to be just with each other, but with friends, family and guests - they all helped you get there, so let's hear them. 

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  • Go Home Time:  Always finish strong and normally this our chance to be more sentimental.  Yes, you do need to say a few nice things! Before you sign off and pat yourself on the back for a good job well done. 

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  • 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.

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  • Sit down gracefully - Ensure people know it's the end of your great speech and sit down knowing you've performed amazingly!

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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...

So choose your Same Sex Wedding Speech here

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