For A Great Wedding Speech
By Peter Fisher
I've been fortunate just recently in seeing both
my daughters get married to good men. The only
thing was it raised two issues: does this mean
I'll become a grandfather (heck at 56 I'm too
young - grandfathers are old aren't they?) and
I would have to give two wedding speeches!
So here's my formula for a great wedding speech:
1. You must want to do it;
2. You must prepare your wedding speech very well;
3. You must prepare yourself very well and
4. You must make sure you enjoy it.
So it's quite straightforward really; just 4
easy steps that anyone can follow.
1. I really did want to do it;
I relished the challenge of preparing something
from the heart that would be memorable for my
daughters and entertaining for the gathered family
2. Preparing the wedding speech
well is key to your whole success as a wedding
speaker. As I was 'Father of the Bride' it would
fall to me to speak first after which I could
relax and see how well the other speakers would
get on. There is a formula for a great wedding
speech which if followed makes everything so much
* Introduce yourself and the other parents and
welcome family and friends of both sides.
* A couple of mild humorous references to your
daughter's childhood and teenage years.
* Say how proud you are of her and her choice
* Make a joke or two at his expense.
* Offer some worldly advice about marriage, being
experienced in these matters.
* Give some serious thoughts or a prayer for
their future together.
* Propose the toast to the happy couple then
hand on quickly to the next speaker.
3. Prepare yourself well by
writing out your speech and practicing often.
The best way to practice a wedding speech is to
read it aloud in front of the mirror until you
feel comfortable with the words. When you feel
a need to change a word or two - do so! You'll
soon feel it becoming a natural flow and you will
be able to memorize it easily. But take a copy
4. Enjoy it - it's your daughters
big day, something to be proud of so savour the
day and lock it in your memory.
Follow the 4 easy steps and you have the formula
for a great weeding speech. You can see the full
text of my wedding speeches, starting with wedding
speech one by clicking Wedding Speech One. Good
luck! If you need help with other public speaking
events visit my website.
Peter Fisher is an expert Author and Publisher.
He coaches and writes for people undergoing change.
Everything from deciding what you want to do and
how to do it, on the website at http://www.public-speaking-courses.com
For career change resources visit his consulting
site at http://www.your-career-change.com
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