Wedding almost always is a happy occasion and a time to celebrate the joys of life. Friends and family of the married couple gather together and celebrate with the newly-weds a start of their new life. And of course every one of the guests wants to share happiness with the couple, to congratulate and wish them the best. But many people and maybe you as well, experience some difficulties when being asked to give a speech or just congratulating. Certain situations can make you forget what you were going to say. Some people will mumble something that passes for your generic congratulations and be done with it, but others will cast around in their brain to find something more fitting for the occasion and come up with odd things.
There are however, only a limited number of ways in which you can give wedding congratulations to a bridal couple. For instance, wedding blessings are a good way for you to show your happiness and to share your joy with everyone present. But remember that wedding blessings are not supposed to be speeches and should not run into long and tedious minutes worth of speaking. Well, for one thing, if you have enough time to prepare you can look up some interesting, and funny, or sentimental wedding blessings from a good source like a small book of such blessings.
It keeps getting easier with practice, and if you feel really nervous of going up to the couple and giving them your best wishes, you can even practice in front of a mirror until you feel comfortable with yourself.
Wedding blessings are a relatively simple way to share you wishes with a bridal couple, but if you have to give a wedding speech in front of a crowd people, most of them you don’t even know and see them for the first time. Well, if you have, don’t worry, you’re not the only person to do so. Many people consider giving a speech at a wedding as standing on the ledge of a skyscraper with nothing between you and the ground below.
However, giving a well-ordered speech isn’t as scary and difficult as at seems to be at first sight. There are a few options to get your speech prepared. First of all, of course, there are places where you can get free wedding speech samples, which would sure help you. The most common place is internet for sure. A small search will yield many results on that issue and those free speech samples you can use as an appropriate start position to get you own speech ready. You can also read many of wedding speech samples in order to find the one that would touch your heart deeply, and maybe even prompt you to write the best wedding speech ever, which after being given you could also submit to the site that inspired you to writing. The best thing you can do is to get down first to the relevant points and feelings that you really want to say in your wedding speech, and then use these free samples to assist you to say it properly. They can give you the much needed correct impression of how to compose a speech in a manner that will not only be amusing but which will also be engaging to the public.
When writing a speech most of us, who are not paid speech writers, get in trouble. In fact there is one main reason for it there – we get under pressure! We try to concentrate on what we would like to say, how we would like to say that, and of course how to deliver the speech standing in front of a crowd of people. What tone of voice would perfectly suit you while giving a speech? How to make the speech sound naturally?
In my opinion writing a speech and delivering it to the public are of the same importance. And probably the delivery is even more important: people tend to notice more often how you speak rather than what you’re saying. Let start though with some tips about writing a speech, getting it down on the paper. Some people find themselves able to write a proper speech, but when they start to read what they’ve written they realize that such a speech wouldn’t come out of their mouths. Here there are some ways to overcome these difficulties: using a speech writing software, or just taking a pre-written wedding speech out of internet. But a best method is to take into service professional writers who are experienced in composing wedding speeches. Usually a professional writer would submit to you several draft speeches so that you could choose the one that best suits you.
And if you still want to write your wedding speech by yourself making it sound unique and perfect take this piece of advice. First of all if you don’t want to put your audience to sleep by your speech get down on paper a small list of things that you want and that you don’t want to have in your speech. The most amazing part in doing so is that you’ll start to write something down which is difficult for many of us. Don’t think overmuch hard; don’t worry about what you have to write. Just get some thoughts down on the paper – this is a great start which will lead you to a first rough copy of the speech written by your own. Having this job done try to switch to different thoughts, put your speech aside and take a walk. This will help you to clear you mind. The next time you will get down to your speech draft you have to read it thoroughly through first. You’ll see what to change to make it perfect. This is basically how to write a speech for any matter.
And finally we get to the wedding toasts. A wedding toast is most definitely not of the same duration as a wedding speech and you will only have to say a few short words. Actually, since this is wedding toast, a few short words is all you should say, anything longer will make it sound like a speech and that’s the very last thing you want to do. The right time to give a toast depends on the wedding traditions and etiquette weather this wedding is a very formal occasion or it’s pretty much informal. One sure sign that toasts are on the way is when the bubbly is popped and all the guests have been served with the champagne. These toasts are generally known as champagne toasts, and the trick to survive the many different toasts given at this point and still remain reasonably sober, is to take only a sip or two of your champagne.
Chugging it down like you were at a frat party is probably not the best way to go. The point of toast is to keep it short, and substantial. This means that you mustn’t ramble on incessantly and bore the guests to tears. If you have something to say then have your say, raise your glass and drink to your toast. When talking about wedding toasts we just have to mention Irish wedding toasts! It’s becoming more and more popular because people finally recognized and appreciated the timeless style and smartness of traditional Irish wedding toasts. Here are some of great Irish Toasts: “May the light of friendship guide your paths together, may the laughter of children grace the halls of your home, and may the joy of living for one another trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from your eye.” “May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more. And may nothing but happiness come through your door.” “In your life I hope you do four things: lie, steal, cheat and drink. When you lie, do it to save a friend, when you steal, steal someone’s heart. When you cheat, cheat death, and when you drink, drink with me.” It sounds so great, doesn’t it?