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Giving a groom’s speech is no piece of cake. In fact, if you don’t do a good job of
planning for it, there’s a good chance you could end you flopping. Either you’ll do
a bad job of writing the speech, so that it doesn’t contain beautiful anecdotes,
thoughtful and charming comments about your bride, and praise and thanks for
your parents, friends, and best man; or you’ll deliver it poorly, so it sounds
wooden or unrehearsed.
Either way, few things are worse than delivering an embarrassingly bad groom’s
speech. It will literally make you look bad in front of all of you friends and family
members, as well as all of your new bride’s friends and family members.
So, do yourself a favor, and make sure you have a good speech prepared. And
once you do, practice it again and again. Don’t do it so much that the delivery
becomes wooden, but do it enough so that you can say it without reading off of
the paper directly.
When it comes to giving a groom’s speech, there are a couple of things to keep
in mind. The first is that you will most likely be giving the speech after your wife’s
father speaks and before your best man speaks. For this reason, you will
probably want to thank your wife’s father at the start and say something nice to
your best man before he speaks.
A good groom’s speech also contains other elements: lavish thanks and praise
for the bride’s parents and family, thanks to your own parents, friends,