How to Beat The Wedding Speech Jitters
Are you nervous about giving your “thank you for coming” wedding speech? Don’t sweat it; most people are afraid of public speaking, too. So what should you do? Sing it of course! At least, that’s what musician Tom Fletcher did. We received this video on our submission page of UK newlywed, Tom, singing his funny and heartfelt wedding speech at his reception. It’s such a creative and a light-heated way to take on your wedding speech AND enjoy yourself. This one is sure to leave tears in your eyes!
We were so inspired by Tom’s creative wedding speech that we came up with some tips of our own on how to give a thank you speech at your wedding and just have fun.
Use Your Talents.
Tom played up his strengths and so can you! If you’re not much of a singer but have a knack for theater then give your speech in the form of a fairytale. The point is the find your element and give your speech in a way that makes you feel comfortable – not to mention playing to your strengths lead to wedding speeches that can become a YouTube sensation!
Marriage is a partnership, so your wedding speech is perfect practice to learn to work together! After all a wedding is a celebration for both of you!
Find Your Inspiration.
Your wedding speech is a time when you can be as emotional as you’d like. Even if you’re not that into the emotional stuff – you’re getting married! Look to your beautiful bride-to-be or your handsome future husband and explain exactly why this wedding is all you’ve ever dreamed of.
Don’t Sweat It.
Gaze at your wedding list and look at all the family and friends you’ve included, chances are you’ve had personal and/or embarrassing experiences with all of them! They’re all there to support you as you take one of the biggest steps in your life; they won’t care if you fumble with your words or start to cry half way through your “Thank Yous”. They are all there to engage in your happiness, not scrutinize your speech. Relax, laugh, love and enjoy the happiest moment of your life!
Practice Makes Perfect.
Whether you’re going to sing your speech, write it or act it out, it’s always a good idea to practice your speech in front of a mirror. When you’re more comfortable, try your speech out on someone you trust and whom you don’t mind hearing your speech beforehand.