The Wedding day is arguably an essential occasion in any couple’s life. It’s a known fact that wedding speeches and toasts are the most favorite moments of the entire wedding event. As the groom, it’s is your task to deliver a memorable wedding speech on your big day.
However, we don’t all have the same level of eloquence, and it’s understandable that many of us have never given a public rendition.
According to several studies, fear of public speaking, otherwise known as glossophobia affects about 75% of the entire world population although to different degrees. To us, the thought of delivering a public speech sends a chill down their spine while others may feel intense nervousness and panic.
The good news is that we are committed to easing you the pressure that may hinder you from expressing yourself publicly particularly while delivering a wedding speech.
Here, we have provided five tips that will make your wedding speech outstanding as the groom. If you follow them closely, I can assure you that your speech will not only come out fine, but it will also leave people admiring your confidence and speech delivery prowess.
- Prepare Your Mind
The impact of our psychological status on everything we do can never be underestimated. The same applies to wedding speeches. You have to come in good terms with your mind that facing the crowd is unavoidable for any man that wants to be successful. Even people who have less confidence than you have practiced and overcome it with time. If others can do it, I bet you can do it better as well.
- Plan Your Speech Ahead
No matter how confident you are, without the proper preparation, you may fall short on the wedding day while giving the speech. You must gather the necessary information including relaying how you first met, what you cherish about your wife to be, as well as your hope for the future. While planning your speech, you should strive to incorporate relevant stories that perfectly highlight the qualities you find impressive in your bride. We all love humor, try to introduce some fun into your speech, but you must be careful not to go overboard, and avoid any stories that may tarnish the image of your bride.
- Pay Attention to Your Appearance
The way you dress is not only the way you will be addressed, but it’s an excellent decider to how much attention and respect you will command. Don’t appear too showy, let your shoes and belt match your outfit. Your dressing if not done right can distract your audience, and that will inevitably affect your confidence seeing their not too good reception of you.
- Maintain a Perfect Posture
Your posture can communicate a lot about you even before you open your mouth to alter a word. As the rule of thumb, stand right, make gestures and look straight at your audience.
If you are new to face the crowd, you may invest some time into practicing your speech ahead. You could it alone using a mirror, or you can gather a few friends to assess your speech. And remember, while delivering the speech, make it about the couple – it’s not about you but them. Also, no one needs a sermon, keep it short, concise and straightforward!