It is such a privilege and an honor to be asked to be in someone’s wedding. You stand in agreement with them as they take a huge step towards tying their forever with the person that makes their heart smile. The role of best man or maid of honor comes with so many huge responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is giving the heartfelt toast during the wedding reception. We have some tips to help you prepare for this heavy, but joyous task.
Start thinking about what you want to say ahead of time
Once you have been given your role, you begin thinking of all that comes with the title. It should be understood that you will also have to share your love and happiness for the happy couple for all to hear. Whether you aim for crowd appeal by way of laughter or tears, you will want to take time to think it all through. Start in advance on thinking about what will be appropriate to share. You want to be sure whatever you share is in great taste. Think back to your beginning and about how you have been able to grow together over time. These are the details that make for a really great toast.
Jot down your thoughts as they come
Once you begin to think about all of those most favored moments, write them down or text them to yourself. There is no greater irritation than when you have a great idea or point, and later not being able to remember it. So as those thoughts of genius cross your mind, write them down. When the time comes for you to create your masterpiece, you will knock it out of the park.
Physically!… write it down
Now, this is a point we should not have to drive home, but here we are. Just because you give great speeches, or just because you have the points you plan to make written down, does not mean you will deliver your speech efficiently. Write your speech down the way you want to present it. Whether you are comfortable speaking in front of crowds or not, you do not know how your emotions will affect you until you are there.
So, there you have it. These are our tips to being sure you deliver the best speech as a best man or maid of honor at the wedding of your now married friend. This is someone who has chosen you to walk this journey of wedding planning with them. The thought should simply tug at the heart strings. We know you won’t take this task lightly and you will deliver on whatever agenda you have, be it tears or laughter. We wish you the best!
Until next time…
be sweet & happy planning!
(photo credit: Simone Elise Events and Elizabeth Hoard Photography)
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