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The Wedding Speeches

During the wedding reception there are a series of magical moments filled with humor, love and emotions. The wedding speeches will obviously be in the spotlight during this unforgettable party. The La Chic Bride Team gives you all the secrets for a speech that will be remembered Forever!

Who makes speeches?

Traditionally, wedding speeches are given by the parents of the bride and the groom , their siblings, the maid of honor, and the best man. Of course, it's not just the guests who take part in the toast. The bride and the groom also take the floor to thank their loved ones for sharing this important day with them.

Tips for a successful wedding speech

  1. Try to limit speaking time to a maximum of 10 minutes. You won't be the only person speaking, and guests might get a little bit impatient after the 3rd or 4th toast.

  2. Avoid improvisation. But do not write the whole speech either, at the risk of losing spontaneity. The ideal for a beautiful spontaneous speech is still to put down on paper the important points. When the time comes, you will know what you want to say, without having to read or recite!

  3. Feel free to interact with the guests to bring a little bit of dynamism and conviviality.

  4. If some family and friends can't attend, get them involved anyway! You can create a compilation of videos to broadcast during the toast. You can even do this with all the present guests. And why not give the video to the newlywed as a souvenir?

  5. If you have the musical flair, you can replace your speech with a song. This way your message is communicated in an original way!

  6. Don't forget to talk about... the bride and the groom ! They are the stars of the day. You could talk about your relationship with either the bride or the groom. But you have to talk about their couple.

  7. And above all... Do not pick up the microphone after drinking too much. You don't want to be that person who stutters around telling weird anecdotes that can be avoided…

How to write your speech?

When writing your speech, try to incorporate pretty quotes about marriage or love into it. They will add even more cachet and emotion to your speech. Starting the speech with a quote may help creativity.

Try to surprise the bride and the groom by combining humor and emotion . Address the two newlyweds, even if you are closer to one of them. And don't forget to wish them all the best in the world!

Finally, get inspired by the life of the bride and the groom. Use their story as an enhancement to your speech.

When to give the speeches and in what order?

When to give the speeches and in what order?

Speeches are generally made during the meal, between each course. If the solo talk intimidates you too much, give it a try as a group! You will avoid the jitters and it's a pretty useful solution that can work well for groups of friends.

As for the order of the speeches, there is not really a pre-established order. You can start with family and then move on to friends. For example: parents, brothers and sisters, then the maid of honor, the best man, and friends.

And of course, the bride and the groom can give a speech for example before the first dance to thank their guests for being a part of those magical moments with them.

If you have to write a speech for the wedding of a loved one, the most important advice is: Remember to listen to your heart!

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