You may be someone who is naturally funny and has a good sense of humour, but you will want to make sure that you don’t just plan on improvising the speech. However, at the same time you will not want to have a full script that you plan on reading from, as this will certainly be difficult to remember, and reading straight from a piece of paper will ruin the flow. The best net will be to put together a few key bullet points you want to talk about and then just expand on them whilst you are doing the speech. This way, you will definitely have some things to say – but you may also have some more things which will come to your mind half-way through.
Humour is a Must
This is primarily the case for the Best Man as it’s their speech which a lot of people will be looking forward to after the dinner. Incorporating a few jokes is great as it makes the audience like you and once the laughter flows, you’ll grow in confidence as your speech continues. If think some jokes may be a bit over-the-top, have a friend read them over just in case so you avoid any awkwardness!
Try and Add Some Emotion
There’s no doubting it, weddings are emotional places. Keep in some humorous anecdotes, but try add in a few heartfelt contemplations on love and what the newlyweds have found. This blend of deep thoughtfulness and lighter moments combines to create a truly captivating speech.
Don’t Overdo It
Wedding speeches are great, but one things guests hate is sitting there and urging it to end. As mentioned previously, try and have your bullet points set out – and try limit it to 5 minutes at the most. This doesn’t mean cut out things you deem important (everyone will be happy to hear all your memories and jokes), but don’t have lots of things which are meaningless to the story. Keep in concise and you will have the perfect speech!