How To Structure A Wedding Speech? Lawrence Bernstein from Great Speech Writing shares the top 4 tips on how to create the best Wedding Speech possible.
Best Wedding Speech of all time…this must make a top something list at least!
Firstly, we’ve seen some absolute crackers throughout our career – poems to make you laugh, poems to make you cry, full on audio visual presentations, epics, one liners and just about everything in-between… many could well be considered one of the Best Wedding Speeches of all time!
But there’s an art to a short Wedding Speech and a weight to it that can’t be conveyed by adding more words or talking for longer.
Then there’s my Wedding Speech, which, correctly, was quite long as I had a ton of folks to thank and I wanted to cover some serious ground and get everyone in… I come from a large family, I have 4 brothers AND a sister! Rachel’s family is Irish, so there are a few new extended family members to go at there too!
But this “Best Wedding Speech” from my centenary old Grandpa was to our minds, absolute perfection.
You’ve got to give the right people the right opportunities I suppose and this was a happy accident.
The decision to have Grandpa (ex Naval Captain, Headmaster and Principal Lecturer) speak at our Wedding was actually based on our combined amazement that he could be there!!! And not only walking but dancing!
What happened ultimately is that Grandpa had something to say that would perhaps seem awkward in any other circumstance.
We simply allowed the Best Wedding Speech ever, to happen naturally.
And this is true of so many people on your Wedding Day. Let them have a go at it if you feel they may have something to give…
More on that in a future post 🙂
Now something else you may or may not be considering… which I’m about to introduce into your Wedding brain…
This is video right!?!
Now what would be the result of NOT having our Wedding Day filmed?
Well… loss? Faded memory? An inability to recall the minutia of the moment?
No reliving the Best Wedding Speech of all time?
Yes, to all the above.
Do we have the stills? Yes absolutely.
Are they the same?
Whilst we treasure them dearly and the memories they evoke… no, they’re not the same at all.
A photograph will capture a moment in time, a singular expression, emotion or highlight. But the Best Wedding Speech of all time (TM) can ONLY be relived on film.
Would we trade one for the other?
Not a chance! 🙂
So you can see how this works.
If you’ve been on the fence about whether to have your day filmed and photographed I don’t think anyone could present more compelling evidence for you!
Also, whilst we’re on the subject, why not say hello to Wesley, our Wedding Filming friend. Not only are his films absolutely sublime, but he believes in ALL the same emotion, legacy and perfectionism as we do. Meet him here 🙂
You’re only one inspiration away…
Happy DIY Wedding Planning!