Five things to add into your wedding speech as a groom
The speeches are an important part of any wedding, and giving your groom’s speech is likely to be a defining moment in your life. Here are some key pointers regarding what to include when delivering yours, courtesy of Matthew Rycraft photography.
1. Following your father-in-law
Traditionally the groom’s speech follows his new father-in-law’s. Don’t forget to briefly thank him at the very start for his contribution – both verbal and otherwise.
2. Praising your partner
This is your wedding day; thus above all it’s about the two of you tying the knot. Look your partner in the eye and thank them for being here today. An acknowledgement of how lucky you are makes for a great start to what will hopefully be a strong and lifelong partnership.
3. Capturing on camera
Before the speeches even begin, make sure you consult with your Liverpool wedding photographer. Do you want them to capture this moment on film? if so, what sort of shot would you ideally like to see?
4. Thinking it through
Another matter to address before the big day is planning your speech. How will you open and close it, and how long should it be? Key points to consider include who you may wish to thank as well as how to open and end the speech. Aiming for a timing of around 10 minutes is ideal.
5. Genuine gags
Humour is great – but it must be genuine. Avoid using jokes you’ve found online, and keep any funny stories short, clean and honest.
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