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If you’re the maid of honor, father or mother of the bride or groom, or the best man, you’re probably wondering how to write a wedding speech or toast. In this blog, we’ll talk about how to start off a wedding speech with the wedding speech template and things to consider when preparing for your wedding toast. We’ll also talk about “how long should a wedding speech be” and “what not to say in a wedding speech”. So let’s start here with five things to consider when preparing for your wedding toast.
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
Here’s how to write a wedding speech or toast:
2. Quick Story
3. Sweet Sentiments
4. Well Wishes
5. Raise Your Glass
Now we’ve talked about this quite a bit already. Remember, approximately 2 minutes is considered the sweet spot. You don’t want it to be too short. So let them feel like you put in a good effort and you really thought about them when putting your toast together.
DEFINITELY don’t do it too long. Because not only do you gotta think about the guests feeling like you’re dragging on and on, but consider that the couple is paying for a timeline. If you take too much time, this pushes back the rest of their events. Don’t be the guy responsible for everything else running behind.
3. Nothing sexual. Despite what you may think, sexual jokes don’t always land right. Instead, you usually get awkward laughs. Read the room. The bride’s 80 year old grandpa may not think it’s funny.
4. Don’t talk about anything that will even remotely upset the couple. This is not a time to try and embarrass the groom with some naughty stories. This is not a time to embarrass the bride with how “free spirited” she was back in the day.
5. Don’t talk about anything that does not uplift the wedding night. You want people to be impressed with how great of a toast you gave and not not have them leave feeling like you wasted 5 minutes of their life on the most important day of the couple’s life.
In conclusion, we’ve shown you how to write your wedding speech or toast. We’ve talked about “how do you start off a wedding speech” and “things to consider when preparing for your wedding toast”. Remember, it’s okay to have emotions if you’re emotional and it’s okay to be funny! As long as you keep it all about the couple you can’t go wrong! A good idea would be to have another set of eyes look at it and ask a bridesmaid or groomsmen to proofread your speech and give you the go ahead.
To see how we fit your toasts in our couple’s wedding videos click here and watch some examples!
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