Last year I was honored to become a bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding and the first thought after yelling and imagining myself in a fancy dress was something like this – what am I going to say during my speech? Now there is a tradition to give a lot of speeches in front of guests at weddings – not just if you are the best man, a bride, a groom or the couple’s closest friends. It turned out bridesmaids’ speeches for weddings are also traditional and it is impossible to avoid them. I was terrified that I will have to say something in front of guests – not just my friends but also people I barely know. You know, they usually say that the sincerest words coming from within make the best wedding toasts, but for me it is hard to find the right words to be informal and at the same time not to embarrass my friend. How to find the happy medium? Well, at the same place all nowadays find everything they need – the Internet.
It turned out there can be found online a lot of pre-ready wedding toasts but after looking through them I understood they are all templates and do not actually meet my expectations. I was almost desperate, the wedding day was coming up and I had no any clue what people usually say during speeches for weddings. Fortunately, one of my search requests became salvation. I found great wedding speeches’ hints in books of the website Wedding Speeches For All. The various books they offer at this website are amazing; they do not just give plenty of good templates of wedding speeches but actually give tips how to write a perfect and original toast. The ideas given in those books were very helpful and according to most guests’ opinion my speech was very emotional, touchy and witty at the same time.
What can you get from these books? The literature on this website is provided by the professional special occasions’ speech-writers telling dummies like me how to make speeches for weddings funny but not awkward, humiliating or embarrassing and turn them to be really emotional. There are given tips on length of a speech – agree that this is art to make a wedding speech not long enough to make everyone bored. For instance, there was a recommendation to ask a bride and a groom how much time approximately they prefer to be spent for all speeches, because it is their Big Day and it is bad to ruin with too long and boring speeches. I did so and my friend was grateful to me for asking this question.
There were given other advices – for instance how to overcome fear of public speeches and stop being nervous. It helped me a lot to get rid of horrible tension and stress because I am not quite good at giving public speeches especially if they have to be emotional and sentimental.
I am really appreciated for finding such useful recommendations online. They literally let me shine at my best friend’s wedding day and I became more confident in sharing my opinion with the others.