How To Wow Your Guests With A Perfect Groom Speech

Traditionally, the groom's speech is the second speech given.

This speech should be used to thank the bride's father for the kind words, congratulate the new bride on how fantastic she looks and propose a toast to the bridesmaids.

It can be humorous, but it should be tempered to allow the speech to capture the moment.

Here are some tips to make sure your groom speech hits the mark:

Tip 1 - Always write the speech well in advance of the day. This gives time for you to rehearse the speech and to re-write it if neccessary.

Tip 2 - Read and re-read the speech until it starts to become second nature. As the speech is important, it needs to be delivered well and without too much hesitation.

Tip 3 - Write your speech onto small cards that you can easily carry with you. You can use these cards to prompt you during the speech.

Tip 4 - Make sure you know the names of all the family members you are going to speak about. It sounds obvious, but you'd be surprised at how many speakers have to ask for names!

Tip 5 - Time the speech so it finishes between five and ten minutes. It's easy to carry on speaking, but it can often bore your audience. It's better to do too little than too much!

Tip 6 - When making the speech, always try and look at the audience. It's common for people to keep their head down which makes the speech less personal.

Tip 7 - Speak clearly and in your natural speaking style.

The groom's speech should cover:

* Opening remarks - Welcome everyone and thank them for coming.

* Thank the bride's father for the kind words and for the enthusiastic welcome.

* Make some short comments about the bride and how lovely she looks.

* You could comment or relay a story about when you first met or how you got engaged.

* Thanks the bridesmaids and comment on how lovely the look.

* Finish with a toast to the bridesmaids.

If you follow these simple tips, your groom's speech will go without a hitch.

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