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Fancy Giving a Brides Speech? You’ll Love These Tips!

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It’s time to throw tradition out the window and speak from the heart! Today we’re saying yes to a brides speech and giving you all the hints and tips on having fun and making it memorable. 

The simple fact is, no matter the details and decor you have added to your wedding day, words spoken will make the most memories. If picking up the mic and sharing your thoughts is something you’d like to do, go for it. Here’s our tips for giving the best brides speech, ever… 

Make sure your significant other knows…

Yes, it would be lovely to surprise your partner on the day, but it’ll be easier all round if they know what’s about to happen. You can divvy up the thank you’s without needlessly repeating yourselves. Don’t however give away all your secrets, but have a pre-wedding conversation to let them know any special anecdotes you might want to share with your guests. 

Go first…

If you think nerves might come in to it, why not opt to speak first? That way you can sit back and enjoy the rest, whilst merrily sipping on something bubbly! 

Add in a little funny… 

Try not to outshine your other half with a more romantic or more funny speech, again chatting through beforehand is the perfect way to make sure this won’t happen. Your speech can be cute and funny, and even a little self-deprecating to begin with but remember no-one is expecting a perfect stand-up routine. Share comical moments from your relationship, those things you laugh about or ‘discuss’ frequently. These real moments are what will really share the love of your relationship that your guests will love. 

Forget the cliches… 

Soulmate or best friend they may be but these words can often be overused and a little cliche. The idea is to show your love not shout about it, like the time they collected you from the airport at 3am or the funny moment they fell over when down on bended knee! 

Share your stories… 

Consider your guests, and only share stories you are happy for the world to know. 

Write it down… 

Don’t be afraid to have your speech entirely written before the day, or in cue card form if you are happy to go ad hoc in the middle. No one is going to judge you for doing either way and you have the security of knowing it’s there in front of you if the words don’t flow as easily as you thought they would. 

Breath, relax and enjoy it… 

Don’t forget amongst it all you are meant to enjoy your wedding day! If you’re stressing over delivering the speech, don’t sweat it, see how you feel at the time. Don’t forget to breath, relax and enjoy it! And, smile, everything is better with a smile. 

(Image: Michelle Prunty Photography)
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