A COVID Groom Speech

It’s getting boring underlining the fact we’re living in odd times, but we are, and weddings have been right in the cross hairs of the pandemic in every country right across the globe. Wherever you live, the number of guests, and how you can celebrate has been curtailed. However, the day itself remains intact as being a very special opportunity to celebrate the act of marriage, and of course the important people in your life.

It’s really important not to lose sight of this. Increasingly, there’s a tendency to think that because there are fewer numbers, the significance of the day and how much importance you should invest in it, is somehow diminished. Nothing could be further from the truth. You’re not going to get another chance to share this day with anyone, and you’re not going to get another chance to stand up and say just what your bride, family and friends mean to you. So, your groom speech matters.

You might think ‘well, of course he’s saying that, he’s a speech writer’. On the face of it you’d be right, but many thousands of guys want to write their own speech, and at the moment they’re choosing not to do one. So, this is for them, not the people who use my services.

The groom speech is a unique opportunity to tell the people who are, and have been, important in your life, exactly what they mean to you. Forgo that chance and you’ll be struggling to find another; years pass, people get older, and then all you’re left with is a eulogy, or a 40th wedding anniversary speech.

Also let’s not forget that you can video the speech and share it with family and friends later, or even stream it on the day. So, the limited numbers are really only limited by your imagination. If you’re going to go down this route make sure you have the sound sorted out – there are small microphones you can buy cheaply which link up to your phone, and the quality is pretty good too. Nothing is worse than having to strain to hear what’s being said – you want people to enjoy it, not endure it!

So, make the most of whatever your groom speech is going to look like. Celebrate the occasion, acknowledge and thank all those special people, and don’t forget a good dollop of humour too. If ever we all needed a laugh, it is now.