Public speaking is a skill, just like riding a bike or learning to cook. These tips will dramatically help with both speech writing and delivery.
Choosing topics and stories that everyone can relate to. The more you say from the heart, the less can go wrong. Make your speech interesting and thoughtful, but mix in plenty of good natured humour.
Five minutes for a speech is usually long enough. Remember the golden rule “If you can’t be funny, be short, the groom is given greater latitude on the length of his speech.
It’s natural to feel nervous before a speech. The best way to feel confortable about those nerves is through plenty of practice. Read your speech about to yourself and in front of friends to pick up repeated phrases and distracting twitches. Be prepared to edit. The more familiar you are with something, the more confident you will feel about it.
It’s always easier to give a speech in front of people you know, rather than strangers, so introduce yourself to anyone you don’t know before the reception party starts.
During your speech, please pretend that you photographer is not there. So we can photograph you better and more natural during your speech at the wedding.
Here is the list of questions to ask the good supplier:
What are the total cost and are there any additional expenses, such as set-up, pack-away and overtime?
Can they guarantee the quality of the food?
What style of service do they offer? Sit-down, finger food, buffet?
Who does the cooking and what experiences do they have?
How many wait staff will be serving ands what will they be wearing?
What type of food can they offer within your budget?
Do they cater for guests with any special dietary requirements?
Can you sample the food?
Will the bridal party be served first?
If food is to be served outside, what is the back up plan if it rains?
What happens to the leftover food?
Can they organise beverages?
Can they organise beveradge?
Do they also make wedding cakes and handle the reception decorations, music, flowers or photographers?
Can they supply additional services such as plates, tables, napkins =, glasses etc?
Can you have a copy of the menu ask a keepsake?
If you done all that you humanly can to ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible. then you can add and should relax. Give thought to the reason you are getting married and why everyone is there to help you celebrate the occation. No wedding is ever perfect and if you accept this, you will be in a better position to enjoy your day all the more.
You might want to check your photographers to see if she or he has photographed there before, too.
When decorating the venue, keep in mind the style and formality you have decided on for your whole wedding. If your wedding has a theme, see what you can do to the venue to link it all in. Focus on the aisle and altar when decoration a church to achieve the most cost-efficient effect.
Some guests arrive 30-45mints early, so it’s a good idea to have at least one member of the family (or an usher) there to greet them. It’s accepted tradition for the bride to be late for the wedding ceremony (especially in Australia?), but don’t make it any longer than 15-20mints. Any longer and it might create stress and genuine concern.
Talk to your wedding photographer whether you would like to have some group shots straight after your ceremony, so he / she can organise one for you.
At your wedding venue whether it’s a park or church or The Opera House, the bridegroom and the best man should arrive about half an hour before the ceremony, to await the arrival of the bride,either in the vestry or seated in the front pew.
Traditionally, the Groom Family sit on the right hand side, The bride family sit on the left side. (when facing the celebrant, having the bride stand to the left, and the groom stand to the right.)
If you are planning an outdoor wedding, please be aware that some venues in Sydney can be windy through the year such as