When it comes to wedding toasts, they can often be a blessing and a curse. It is a huge honor but nobody wants to do it. To the maid of honor and best man, don't worry! Giving the speech is not as difficult as it looks. In fact it can be a lot of fun and is a great way to show how much you love the bride and groom. Now if you are still nervous below are some dos and don'ts to make sure your speech goes off without a hitch.
First things first, introduce yourself to the crowd and explain your relationship to either the bride or the groom. This is not only good for the guests to know but is often a great way to lead into the rest of your speech.
Do: Tell personal stories
Don't: Tell personal stories that would embarrass the bride or groom
Do: Bring up friends and family members if the stories allow
Don't: Bring up any old ex's
Do: Say everything you want to say
Don't: Talk just to talk, make sure you keep it to the point
Do: Relax and enjoy yourself
Don't: Drink excessively in order to relax
Do: Make it funny
Don't: Make it inappropriate
Do: Practice your speech
Do: Be sentimental
Do: Be yourself!
If you speak from the heart and follow these things your speech will go off without a hitch!
Happy Planning (and writing)!
-Jennifer O.Pin It