Top Three Tips on Wedding Speeches

During the wedding reception, it’s customary to incorporate wedding speeches delivered by close family members and friends. Usually, the best man and the maid of honour are asked to give their message to the newly-weds. The parents of the couple are also given a chance to take the center stage. Some other relatives and friends are also given this opportunity to be the well-wishers during the event. No matter who speaks during your wedding, you have to follow these top three tips:

Keep the list short.
Aside from the traditional toast of the best man and the speech of the maid of honour and apart from the expected message from the parents and from the newly-weds themselves, be sure to add only a maximum of two people from each side. This way, the guests won’t become bored easily and end up tuning them out and losing interest in the entire program.

Keep the speeches short.
It’s important to inform those who will be giving speeches to keep their messages or wishes limited to only 3 minutes each. It’s better to be concise and to focus on just a few things. If the person wants to share an anecdote, one is enough. As a result, the speeches won’t take up much of the time and will not turn off the audience. It’s essential to keep guests interested and entertained even though the speeches are really for the couple.

Choose the right people.
In choosing whom to hand the microphone over, the bride and the groom should discuss this thoroughly way ahead of time. Picking the right people means prioritizing those who have been and are significant in their lives and those who are more eloquent and will not end up beating around the bush. It also means assigning those who will likely stay until the end of the program, who will not end up drunk, and who will not say embarrassing and offensive things.
In following these tips, you can expect a smooth-sailing portion of your wedding when it comes to the speeches. On your big day, though, make sure to pay attention to the messages rather than worry about what can be said and rather than be anxious over how many minutes have already passed.