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Beautiful Wedding Wishes


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The request to make a speech at the wedding of one of your loves ones can come with a mixed bag of emotions. Of course the knee-jerk reaction is to feel flattered. Of all the people that they are inviting to the wedding, they asked you to be a part of it. You get to say something sweet and funny and memorable to make their special day even more special. It’s usually around immediately after that thought that you would feel a deep sense of foreboding as you realise the speech has to be sweet, funny and memorable. And it’s going to be recorded and go down in the annals of wedding history for all eternity. Their children will hear your speech, and possibly even their children’s children. This is going to have to be perfect. Luckily we have some ideas for you. 

Tell a sweet story

If you’ve been asked to give a speech at a wedding, then chances are you have known the bride or groom, or both, for a long time. That means that you must have many stories to tell about them. You may feel the need to tell a funny or embarrassing story because that is what we see in so many Hollywood movies. But the truth is not everyone can pull funny off. Going the sweet route is much more attainable. Maybe tell the story about when the member of the couple you have known the longest first told you about his or her significant other. Or maybe the moment he or she first realised they were in love. 

Tell a funny story

Going the funny route is risky, sure, but if you are confident about it and find that people generally laugh at your stories when they are meant to be funny, then this might be a challenge that you want to take on. However, wedding funny isn’t the same as bar funny. Remember, there will be older folk there, and we promise you that nobodies parents want to hear about the time the bride got so drunk that she puked in her handbag and lost her bra. That’s just embarrassing for everyone. Keep it tame and appropriate. Think less Dane Cook and more Jim Gaffigan. 

Read something someone else wrote

Not everyone is a great speechwriter. Just because you happen to be incredibly important to the bride and groom, doesn’t mean you automatically have the gift of the gab. But don’t stress – there are loads of poems and book excerpts that you could read out to express your feelings for the new couple. But don’t be clichéd about it. We recommend giving old Corinthians a miss and choosing something that is more personal, like an excerpt about commitment from a book they love, the lyrics of a song that fits their relationship, or even a quote from their favourite sitcom.



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