Have you ever melted the cake on your plate while trying hard to stay awake in a wedding speech? And now you may face the challenge of having to deliver a speech at a wedding? How can you best entertain instead of being bored? What's the best way to get over? You should pay attention, so that the wedding speech is a success.
The wedding party is gathered, the bridal couple are already sitting at the table, the waiters in a dress coat are about to serve the soup – then it happens: the sometimes dreaded sound when a spoon is hit against a glass, sounds, and the bride's father rises to the wedding speech. The waiters turn on their heels and bring the soup back to the kitchen. Because they know what is coming, takes its time.
Plan the wedding speech
The bride's father would have done well to tell the service staff his desired time for the wedding speech, in this way he would have avoided that dissolves the egg whites in the soup. So it makes sense: If someone organizes the process of the wedding in any way, then you turn to those in order to arrange all the speeches and planned actions within the process.
This person, who kindly took over the organization, then contacted the restaurant's service to complete the planning. If no one has taken over the organization, it speaks itself with the service staff, when you want to give his speech.
The wedding speech – in the short term is the spice
Especially the speeches at the beginning of the event, when all guests are hungry, should not take too long. In general, it can be said that the wort is in the short. 10 minutes is enough and not so little if you have to listen. Any speech that lasts longer than 20 minutes is usually perceived as an imposition.
Actions (games, etc.) may quietly take a longer time frame, but only if they are interactive, so both guests and newlyweds are involved. But then pay attention to a particularly good agreement with the kitchen and do not expect a hungry guest the long wait!
The wedding speech – the content
Embarrassing details from past relationships, bad qualities, even if they are decades ago, in wedding speeches like any faux pas of the past are exploited. But is that really necessary? Who is happy about such details, except the speaker himself?
Spare the other guests the Fremdschämen and the bridal couple the embarrassment. Nobody wants to know that teenage adolescent sins spread out. So think carefully about what you make of the content of the wedding speech.
The wedding speech – dramaturgy
Of course you can start in the past years, in between make a trip to the Pfandfinderlager, let all the common experiences with your children review, but let's face it: If you yourself listen to a wedding speech, when do you find it exciting? Exactly, if she has a dramaturgy.
Here are some tips:
- First, think about what exactly you want to say in terms of content. What features of the groom or the bride you want to expose you.
- Then look for a story from the youth that could serve as a picture for this property.
- Now try to filter out the most exciting elements of the story: what did the person do to solve the problem? Try to build this tension vocally!
- Prepare the speech according to a classical pattern, such as: yesterday – today – tomorrow / beginning – middle – conclusion / thesis – antithesis – synthesis.
- Build the exciting story in the middle section.
- At the end put a conclusion or a reference to the story.
- Practice the speech.
If you follow these little tips, nothing can go wrong. And you will remember it years later.
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