The pressure to make a speech or toast in public can be a daunting task for many. But it doesn't have to be. The best way to avoid these common fears of delivering a wedding toast or speech is to know what you want to say ahead of time and then prepare. Here, tips on how to give a great wedding toast or speech to raise up your friends and loved ones.
The most important thing to remember when making wedding planning assignments, the wedding speech giver will be representing you in many ways. Pick someone you trust, make sure that the person feels extremely comfortable speaking in front of a crowd. For instance, your best friend may be a real hoot, but if she is fearful of public speaking it will not only be uncomfortable for her, but for everyone forced to watch her squirm. Also, make sure anyone chosen to be a part of your wedding planning party clearly understands the atmosphere you desire the day of your wedding. The sound of chirping crickets aren’t the only thing you’ll be thinking about when you’re chosen speaker turns what you had hoped to be an elegant wedding speech into an episode of Hee Haw!
Wedding Speech Tradition
It seems that much of tradition in our current wedding planning culture has gone the way of the chastity belt. And yet, there are still some of us that seek the romance of tradition. Especially when it comes to weddings!
In the past, it was generally only the father of the bride and the father of the groom who would provide blessings to the new couple. The traditional list of wedding speeches has changed over time to include: