This website is designed to help guide you with simple advice on how to write the ideal words to wish the ones you love a wonderful future.
How to Make Wedding Speeches Less Intimidating
Wedding speeches are a tricky beast to tackle…
You want to write something that touches the hearts of those you love, but you do not want to sound sappy…
You want to throw in a joke to get a response from the crowd, but you are afraid your humor won’t register and you will bomb in front of everyone…
You want to make a positive contribution to the most special day in the lives of a couple you cherish, but there is always the risk of saying the wrong thing and making the wrong impression.
Welcome to the wedding world, where something as simple as paying tribute to those you love can bring on a nervous breakdown. That is, your speech could bring on a nervous breakdown if you allow the writing process to be more complicated than necessary. There are some things you can do to calm your anxiety and simplify the process of creating a seamless, crowd-pleasing memento that evokes the positive response you want to achieve.
Free writing Exercises
Wedding speeches are much easier to write if you have some idea of what you would like to say. If you are uncertain what message you want to send, start out with freewriting exercises. This simply means you take a piece of paper and write whatever comes to your mind for a given period of time. It can be ten minutes, or it can be a half hour. Write whatever pops into your mind regarding your wedding speech, without stopping your pen or pencil until the timer sounds.
You can write a word or phrase at the top of the page to guide your free writing, or just write whatever is in your mind. You will work out a lot of your anxiety and fears over the writing process, while identifying some ideas that could be worked into your wedding speech.
After Searching all over and finding nothing, I was ready to give up. Then I stumbled on two sites that were just what I needed.
Here are the 2 websites I found:
The section about popular wedding speeches is where I explain more details about how to find the best and most creative ideas for your speech:
Here is some advice on the six most popular and important speeches at any wedding:
- Father of the Bride Speech
- Mother of the Bride Speeches
- Maid of Honor Speeches
- Groom Wedding Speech
- Best Man Speech Jokes
- Father of the Groom Speech
Identify what type of response you would like to evoke from the crowd. Think about the type of wedding you will be attending when making this decision. An elegant wedding at the best venue in town may require a sentimental message that brings the crowds to tears. A small family wedding may allow for an insider joke that only the family will respond to appropriately. Different speeches have different effects on the audience, so this is an important decision to make.
Take Advantage of Expert Guidance
Once you have an idea of what you would like to say and how you would like the audience to respond, take advantage of products that will guide you through the process of writing an effective speech. There are professionals who make it their career to study the wedding industry, of which writing vows and speeches is a big part. You can read books or download online programs that simplify the process and put your worries at ease.
In my experience, the website linked below has offered countless solutions to writer’s block when it comes to writing a speech. Following their expert advice and easy to follow step-by-step guide, I have written many inspirational tributes and given them at weddings. Even though each speech may be different, this website has helpful hints and ideas on how to make it personal and touching to everyone in the room.
Do not try to write your ideal personal tribute by sitting down with a piece of paper and staring at those blank lines. That is the most intimidating approach, and it will make the process much harder than necessary. Think it through, use writing exercises, and take the help offered from professionals.
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