Best Man Speech and other Wedding Speeches – The Basics
By Olga Pomeransky on January 2, 2009
It’s really a great honor to get the opportunity to give a wedding speech at a wedding ceremony. You either have to deliver a wedding speech because you are the groom / bride or the father of the bride. And in some cases you are required to give wedding speeches as you are chosen as the best man or maid of honor by the groom and the bride respectively.In fact it’s a great honor to get the opportunity to deliver a wedding speech or propose a wedding toast at a wedding reception. And congratulations to you if you are reading this article to gather some ideas on how to write and deliver a good, decent wedding speech.Technically speaking, all wedding speeches are basically quite similar. Be it a best man speech or a maid of honor speech or a speech from the father of the bride- all begins with an introduction, then a few words about the bride / groom in the form of memories or anecdotes (they could be funny or emotional or both) and then ending with the speaker wishing (or toasting) the newly weds. So, that’s the basic structure. Now, you can always spice it up with your personal touch. And there are several online resources available to help you prepare your wedding speech.But whatever you do please don’t try to deliver an impromptu wedding speech if you arenâ€™t very sure about what you are doing. Give some thought on your speech and take some time out of your busy schedule to prepare for your wedding speech so that you don’t have to worry about it the day before the wedding.