If youre not used to public speaking, then making a wedding speech can be very daunting. With this in mind, I have prepared a few important tips to help you overcome your nerves and deliver a great wedding speech.
1. Remember these people are on your side. They arent secretly hoping youll mess things up. The reason youre there giving a speech is because you are connected with the people there, and so are the audience. Bearing this in mind, you can rest assured that anything you say in your wedding speech will be listened to and respected fully.
Also, people listening to speeches at weddings are wanting to laugh as this breaks the tension. So any vague attempt of a joke will get you a response.
2. Practice your wedding speech thoroughly. The more your practice, the less nervous youll feel on the actual day. Remember to practice the intonation of your voice and the pauses. By showing youve put effort into your preparation, any mistakes you may make on the day will be easily forgiven.
3. Learn your speech by heart. Whenever you have some spare time, in the car on the way to work, in the shower or whereverpractice your speech. Repeat it over and over...