In one way or another, most of us have attended wedding banquets. And whether we like it or not, we have to hear the part where the bride and the groom will say their wedding speech to thank the people around them and to declare their love for one another.
This part should be really interesting but to some who have attended a lot of wedding gatherings, this could be a common and lousy part. Hearing the same words, sometimes exactly the way another groom said it and often times the same routine and plot.
It’s too predictable; don’t you just want to be different from those people? After all you are a unique and different individual.
Some may ask, “How to write a heartfelt wedding speech?”
Why not think of something that will surely leave a mark to everyone who graced the occasion with you?
Why not think about something that will make you and your bride look back to that moment and tell each other, “that was really a once in a lifetime moment”.
Let it come from within
The speech that you should make must come from within. Listen to what your heart says; don’t just copy from the internet just so your speech will be superb. Remember, you are not making a movie here; it doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to be real. You may browse the internet for some suggestions or pattern so you would have an idea what you will say for the big day.
However, it doesn’t need to be the exact words you saw in the internet. Some will say, “Hey, that’s exactly how I feel. Why not just copy it, no one will know after all”. Yes, no one will know, but don’t you think effort also counts? Why not try to think something of your own.
It’s not nice when your bride knows after a few years that the speech you said was just copied from the internet. Really, take time to ponder on the things you want to say. It’s your day, and you’re the star; you’ve got everyone’s attention. Why not make the most out of it so it will be worth remembering.
Be more specific
If you want to thank that certain someone, mention their name. Some may just say, “To those people who made this possible, you know who you are, thank you”. Well it’s not bad if you’re going to say this as a closing remark.
However, if that’s all that you’re going to say, some may just think that it’s better if you just sit down. This does not mean that you are going to mention all the visitors that have gathered on the occasion. Well it will take you days before you finish. Just mention the names of the people who have given a big impact on your life.
And another advice to take is to be more specific on how a certain individual have helped you in your life.
Do not just say like “To my best friend Carter, who has always been my camping buddy, thank you”. Don’t you think it’s just too lame to say that? Just describing who he was not indicating how he has helped you in your life.
Why not replace it with: “To my best friend Carter, thank you for being a good camping buddy for the past few years. The talks we had way back has helped me to realize a lot of things and made me grow to become a more mature individual”.
Yes it’s quite long but come to think of it, someone will really feel that you are thankful to them because they have contributed something to your life.
This doesn’t always mean that you need to be too serious, loosen up a bit. It’s also nice to have a big laugh to break the ice.
Do not make a report paper
When making a speech on declaring your love for your better half, you do not need to make it so long. I assure you, it always gets boring when it’s long. It’s nicer to compose a short yet meaningful speech. The one that will surely leave a mark, something that will touch everyone’s heart and make your bride feel that she’s the most important person in your life now. It doesn’t need to be extra cheesy, just the right blend of everything.
But most of all, the number one rule is that it must come from the heart.
Whether you like it or not, you will come to a point that you will forget the things you intend to say. It may be because you are tensed or encountered a mental block or you get the jitters. It always pays off if you come prepared.
Write everything that you want to say in a neat paper because through this way, all the things that you are going to say will be well thought of. Even if you have memorized it, there’s still a big chance that you may forget it. Better be prepared than sorry.
Honesty will always be the best policy
When giving your speech, honesty will always be the best policy. This should be blended with sincerity as words that spoken with honesty and sincerity will surely pierce through everyone’s heart. But always remember; your target here is the heart of your bride, your audience will be just there to support you.
Say whatever you want to say, but make sure you follow the number one rule – let it come from within. You need not to impress anyone with sweet words, it may be music to the ear but once it’s not meant the tune will not suit the melody.
This will be the beginning of your lifelong relationship as husband and wife so let this be built on trust. Start it by being honest and telling your wife what you want to say.
Three things you should remember: be honest and sincere and let your heart do the talking.
This will be the answer to your question on “How to write a heartfelt wedding speech”.