There are only a few components to writing a great wedding speech or wedding toast. First, it is important that you understand the difference. A wedding speech is 2, 3, or minutes or more speech. You get up and deliver a talk about the wedding couple. A toast is usually a 2 to 4 line well wishing that ends your wedding speech.
With that said, here are a few pointers to writing a great wedding speech.
1. When in doubt speak from the heart. There is nothing more touching and meaningful than words that are spoken with authenticity and emotion. All too often kind words of gratitude and love go unspoken. Your wedding speech is the perfect time to say those heartfelt words that you’ve been meaning to say.
2. Focus on the couple: remember that this day is about the bride and groom. This isn’t your day to shine by wowing the audience with your exceptional orator skills. Keep your speech short and sweet… anything much longer than 5 minutes is too much.
3. Compliment the bride: Be sure to remind everyone how stunning the bride looks in her gorgeous gown and how happy the groom looks to be with her.
Follow these 3 simple rules and your speech will be the best of the bunch.