Giving a groom’s speech can be a nerve-wracking experience. You want to make sure that you do justice to the occasion while also ensuring that your words are meaningful and memorable at your wedding reception.
To help you prepare, we’ve put together a guide with everything you need to know about how to handle your nerves and give a speech that everyone will remember.
Use a mirror to practice:
Watching yourself deliver your speech in a mirror is great preparation for all eyes being on you at your wedding reception!
Don’t get drunk beforehand:
A quick sip of something for Dutch courage is fine, but no one wants to see a drunk groom’s speech – particularly the in laws! Reward yourself with another swig at the end of your speech instead when you give the final wedding toast!
Smile and take a deep breath:
This is your wedding – and, no matter how much groom speech preparation you’ve done, just enjoy it and have an amazing day.