It is neither traditional nor compulsory, but if the bride is making a speech, it is a nice touch for her chief bridesmaid, or best friend or sister, to add…
Written by Robin Kermode Last updated: May 24, 2014
Getting asked to read at a wedding is a great honour, but it can fill many people with dread. Should you introduce a reading? What tone should you take? How can you ensure you don’t trip over any complicated words in a long passage? Robin Kermode, Europe’s leading communication coach, explains how.
It can sometimes feel a bit daunting to be asked to read at a wedding. But don’t worry! With just a little preparation you’ll do yourself proud, and you might even find that you actually enjoy it!
So, to help you along the way, here are the ten top tips for reading at a wedding service:
Everyone will, of course, have their own methods on reading in font of an audience. So perhaps you can try different ways to find how you are most comfortable.
Robin Kermode is one of Europe’s leading speech directors and private speech coach for those looking to improve both public and personal communication skills. Working with a range of individuals including: senior executives, entrepreneurs, politicians, auctioneers, charities, corporate teams and media personalities, he has been coaching personal and public communication skills for over ten years.
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