We all want to wax philosophical and capture the audience like Vince Vaughn, but Vinnie We are not. As a man we can be forgiven slight lapses in propriety as we extol the virtues, or lack of, that the Groom is known for. But it’s best to stay vague when you reference actual events that were “embarrassing”. Try to keep the heat on the groom and not the rest of the wedding party. If you do involve anyone outside the Groom be sure to avoid digs at physical or mental deficiencies, things that could be hurtful. Your goal is leave the audience with some chuckles and a slight warm fuzzy.
Prepare thoroughly! Your job of writing the speech should ideally start several weeks before the big day. This will enable you to practice the speech, when to pause, the intonations of your voice, the jokes. The more you practice the less nervous you will be, remember practice makes perfect. – to be honest you will be so busy you wont have time to get nervous!
- Run the speech by a couple of your friends, they will let you know how you are doing
- Keep it relevant to the crowd, inside jokes with you and the groom don’t tend to translate.
- Make a decision whether to read your speech, memorize it or write down key points to help you.
- The ideal speech should last five to seven minutes (approximately 1000 words).Content – what should I talk about?
Honestly, speak from the heart. You’re not supposed to be Vince Vaughn or even Zac Galifianakis from the Hangover. Just be you. Because unless You is crazy drunk and hallucinating, you should be fine.