Not ‘ just a groom’s speech ’
Every speech you can think of, is all the better for sparkling humour and creativity, and the groom’s speech is no different. Go by the examples you’ll find online and you’ll end up with a dull procession of thank yous and a manufactured tear jerky end to it all………but it can be much better than that…so much better.
Your one chance
This is your one chance to say something meaningful about people who really matter in your life, so there needs to be some balance. A speech which exclusively talks about how fabulous your new wife is will wear pretty thin, pretty quickly. So I’ve laid out some hints and tips for you to think about, when writing your own groom’s speech, but remember the key is originality and most importantly humour
The most effective way to use any Groom Speech examples, is to use them as a framework and inspiration for your own efforts. Think how they can be adapted and moulded for your toast and try to give those examples the spin and originality your speech deserves.
Countless gifts to the the best man, ushers and bridesmaids are wonderfully generous but excruciatingly dull to watch and makes your speech become an epic journey of words and massive pauses – as soon as you stop talking, you’ve lost their attention.
The Groom has all the toasts to make. There are generally a maximum of four toasts and you should try to get through these as snappily as possible. Please don’t make guests stand for the toasts, as they’ll be up and down like an oompah band.
A good example of a Groom’s Speech is just that, an example. A template or example needs to be thought of as as framework rather than a finished article. Work out what the template is giving you and then spend time adapting it for your guests and bride.
Depending on family circumstances, the parents on both sides should get a good mention in the speech. Don’t fall into the common trap of briefly mentioning your own mum and dad then going large on your new in laws.
10 minutes is plenty and this should include all the stoppages for laughter, applause and heckles. If you’re reading this in a slow and thoughtful way you should be looking at around 1000 to 1300 words, so if your template or examples are taking you way above that you need to keep it in check.
A great quality template, and by that, I mean the type you pay for, it’s easily the best guide and platform to launch your very own creative genius. If you opt for a free resource, you’ll simply be knocking out the same old lines everyone’s heard before.