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Wedding Speeches

Good Wedding Speeches Can Add To Wedding Festivities

How can there be a wedding without wedding speeches? The bride’s father is the first to do the honors, followed by the groom and then by the Best Man. At some weddings even the maid of Honor may be asked to speak a few words. The guests wait for the speeches to end before heading for the bar, and joining the celebrations.

It is not that wedding speeches are not fun. They are. Good speeches can add life and zest to wedding celebrations. But these speeches are few and far between. The majority of the speeches fall flat, because the speaker has not made adequate preparations.

Most wedding speeches are today delivered as a ritual. The bride’s father is too busy making arrangements and has not spent sufficient time reciting his lines; the groom is too overwhelmed by the occasion to stand up and deliver; and the Best Man is busy enjoying the attention to worry about the speech.

So, what should be done? Should the guests suffer the speeches in silence at wedding after wedding? Or should the speakers realize the importance of the occasion and do justice to the responsibility entrusted to them?

The speakers clearly must rise to the occasion. They must put in the same effort in their speeches as the families of the bride and groom have done in making the wedding arrangements. They must remember that they have not been asked to deliver an impromptu or an extempore speech. They had enough time and warning to get their speeches ready. Now that the time has come they must not let the guests down.

The best wedding speeches, of course, are those that are delivered at the spur of the moment. But those who are gifted give these speeches. The rest have to work hard to prepare their speeches. They must spend some time putting their thought on paper, ideally at least a month before the big day.

When doing so they should not look for smart one-liners to liven up their speeches but talk about the groom, the bride, the family and friends. The speech should not forget the guests who have taken time off their busy schedules to be present for the wedding. It’s a great family occasion, and the speeches must capture this spirit.

A good idea is to rehearse the wedding speeches. This helps eliminate unnecessary words or sentences. The speaker does not have to stutter to locate a word or a sentence. His thoughts flow smoothly. More important, they are suited to the occasion, and add to overall joy and festivities.

Below are some amusing wedding speeches (Thank you youTube) and links to sites that will provide you all the information you need to write and perfect your Father of the Bride, Groom, Best Man and Maid of Honor Speeches.

All Types Of Wedding Speeches – Click Here!

Wedding Speeches & Wedding Toasts – Pre-written Wedding Speeches & Wedding Toasts For The Best Man Speech, Maid Of Honor Speech And Father Of The Bride Speech – Click Here!

Maid Of Honor Duties And Speeches – The Original Maid Of Honor Guide Details The Maid Of Honor Duties And Responsibilities For A Wedding. Also Included Are Maid Of Honor Speeches, Bachelorette Party Games & Ideas And Bridal Shower Games & Ideas Bonus Guides – Click Here!

Classic Best Man Speeches – A Huge Collection Of Expertly Crafted Preprepared Best Mans Speeches Available On The Internet. Includes Books To Assist With Speech Delivery, Jokes, Toasts And Much Much More…Click Here!

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  1. groomspeech November 13, 2008 10:18 am

    That’s a very informative article on wedding speeches. It’s really not possible for everybody to give wedding speeches without preparing for it especially when the speaker isn’t very fond of public speaking. It’s way too better to actually get ready for the wedding speech in advance.

    Groom speeches are a bit easier than other wedding speeches. If anybody is interested here’s a site on how to get ready for groom speeches – http://groom-speech.blogspot.com/

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