Not every one of us is at ease for making a wedding toast ,as it comes intricately to our character and personality, some of us are introverted and shy, and on the other side there are those who are extroverted hence more talented and apt to address to an audience.
You are introverted , anxious in front of an audience or have never write and made a speech? Folks don’t stress to the point of making the wedding as a Sword of Damocles on your head! Here are some simple yet formidable tips that will help you break the ice. After all, a wedding is a cheerful and enjoyable moment that we should all appreciate!
MAKE YOUR SPEECH A STORY
When preparing your speech , ensure that it is well structured i.e have a beginning, middle and end. And so as not to miss any crucial detail, brainstorm all your thoughts and feelings on a piece of paper.
Moreover when making your speech try to put some charisma and feelings in your voice so as to engage your audience. If you are not used making speech I know it can be difficult to make eye contact with the guests; one tip that personally worked for me during the wedding speech of my best friend was that I shuffled my eyes for a few seconds on the bride & groom with whom I am very at ease and then after being in the ‘flow’ I reshuffled my eye contact back to the audience.
ADD YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE TO YOUR SPEECH AND COMPLEMENT IT WITH SOME SPECIFIC DETAILS.
Share the best moments that you had with the bride & the groom . Don’t make your speech as just a list of qualities that you find in the them. Show how special these persons are by making use of anecdotes which involve touching moments. A wedding speech should not be something to be learned by heart – this may prevent uncomfortable blackout in front of the guests. You should give yourself time to be well prepared and you will see how your speech will be more natural and poignant
ADD SOME COLOURS TO YOUR WORDS! Wedding speeches should not be like essays, it should offer a varying degree of emotions..From some elegant and subtle jokes that give a touch of humor, to the reminiscence of some heartful moments that can tears up your audience to joy! Also ensure that you do not have more than two drinks before making your speech. A drink can warm you for making an engaging speech, but having too many drinks can cause some embarrassing exaggerations!
KEEP YOUR SPEECH SIMPLE AND SHORT Don’t stress yourself by trying to use some complicated words and making long paragraphs. Wedding guests will tend to remember short and heartwarming speeches. So keep calm and relax you will see that the right words will come out spontaneously!
DO IT FOR YOUR BELOVED ONE! We all know that speaking in front of an audience may be a big obstacle for many of us. But imagine how pleased the bride & groom will be to see their best friend, parents or relative, who despite being shy, take the guts to say some touching words on this very special occasion.
My final word is that you should have fun in making your wedding speech as everyone around you will want you to succeed! All the merry people there will be delighted to hear those special words you have prepared with so much care and attention
Article is from: THE WEDDINGBLABLA.com and other sources. Please feel free to comment and give us your thoughts, ideas and experiences. Are you preparing for your a wedding speech or you have already made one in the past ? What are your tips and tricks? Share it with us!