Checklist for a groom’s wedding speech
Tick off this list and you can rest assured you are ready for your big wedding speech
Once you’ve got saying your vows over with and have kissed the bride and managed to get back down the aisle with legs like jelly from nerves, you will no doubt get filled with dread at the thought of standing up in front of all your wedding guests and make a speech at the reception!
We reckon you will have been really organized though and by now, you will have taken a look at our guides to everything from what traditional parts you need to include in your groom’s wedding speech, what to say if you want to sound romantic, what to say if you want to be funny, what to say if it is your second marriage and maybe you have even used our useful lines you can copy to help get you started.
If so, all you need to do now is tick off this handy checklist for your speech and you are all set!
YOUR GROOM’S WEDDING SPEECH CHECKLIST
- Have you practised your speech lots and lots?
- Have you worked out how to use the microphone, if there is one?
- Have you made sure your speech will appeal to a wide range of people and not offend anyone?
- Is your speech funny, affectionate and charming without being offensive?
- Have you included thanks to everyone necessary, particularly your new father-in-law for allowing you to marry his daughter, your parents for their help in organizing the day, the best man for his help and the guests for attending and giving you gifts?
- Have you given a gift to the two mothers?
- Have you complimented your new wife?
- Have you thanked the best man for his help?
- Have you timed your speech and made sure it’s about 5 – 8 minutes long and no longer?
- Have you written your speech down on handy cue cards (if you think you might go blank on the day!)
- Have you remembered to end your speech with a toast to the bridesmaids?
- All ticked? Then you are ready for the big day!
- Good luck!
Don't forget, we also sell a range of books to help you with your wedding speech, including The groom's speech and duties.