Groom Wedding Speeches – Tips for The Big Preperation

Groom Wedding Speeches

groomspeechbannerIt may seem that after the wedding planning is over, there would be nothing else to worry about. You thought the proposal was nerve racking! Have you thought about your grooms speech? The wedding is arranged, the honeymoon planned and you’ve been fitted for your tuxedo. It wasn’t until then, did you realize you don’t know what you’re going to say!!

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If you are like the average man, you’re probably not fond of standing before a large group of people and giving a speech. But this is your wedding day and you will be expected to give the groom’s speech to all the well-wishers in attendance. Keep reading this article as it was designed to make preparing and executing your speech as painless as possible.

When To Start Preparing Your Grooms Wedding Speeches

The first thing to do is to start preparing your speech a few weeks before the wedding. If you give yourself the appropriate lead time it will help you feel a lot more confident and comfortable about speaking before a crowd. Make it a point to stop dreading giving the groom’s speech; you may be inclined to keep putting it off.

It makes sense to begin this preparation early, because you will be your busiest during the final two to three weeks before the wedding. Reviewing your groom’s speech two to three times per week will give you the advantage of becoming more familiar with it and will allow you time to make any revisions if needed.

Write Down Your Speaking Points On A Card

Groom writing speech

Your first attempt at preparing your groom’s speech may leave you staring blankly at a white page. This speech is meant to be short – usually 3-5 minutes at most – so don’t worry about having to come up with a lot of things to say. Mainly you will want to acknowledge friends, family and guests, so jot a few names down and think about how to address each of these audiences.

You will certainly want to acknowledge your new wife, how you met, what attracted you to her and how she has enhanced your life since you’ve been together. This is her special day and there is no better time for you to get a little romantic and share why she is so special in your life.

When you have finally arranged what you want to say, write it down on an index (3x 5) card so you can refer to it as you deliver your groom’s speech in an easy flowing manner.

Who You Will Address?

When the time for toasting arrives, you will want to thank and acknowledge the wedding party – relate to them how special it was to have them be a part of your wedding celebration. Next will be the parents – both your parents and the bride’s parents – who through this matrimonial celebration have become a family. Do not forget to thank the guests in attendance that made it a point to be present and share this very special day. Lastly, make a special toast to your new bride and express your love and devotion to her as her new husband.

How to Remain Cool, Calm and Collected

Alcohol will be present at every rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. It is advisable to hold off on drinking until after you have delivered your groom’s speech to your audience. This will be one of the most memorable days of your life and you don’t want to chance embarrassing yourself and new bride by ingesting too much alcohol. After your speech and your toast you will have plenty of time to join in the evening’s festivities.

The best groom wedding speeches are delivered from the heart so just try to relax and take a few deep breaths before you begin. You will be in a room full of people who are there to support you and your new wife, there are not there to judge you. Take this opportunity to share your nuptials and happiness with your guests and express how blessed you are in this moment. If you keep your focus on your gratitude your groom’s speech will be a total success!

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Was This The Longest Speech In The World?

Wedding Speech IconSubmitted by beccachow

The Gettysburg Address lasted 2 minutes, twenty two seconds. Ronald Reagan’s 1986 State of the Union Address was 31 minutes. The average valedictorian speech is between 5-20 minutes, on average. My best man’s speech, 20 minutes.

The wedding ceremony was low key, an all you can eat bull roast in a Knights of Columbus Hall. It was attended by about 150 people, all firemen. My husband and I had been in the Fire Department for about 12 years, so it was only fitting to invite our extended “family” of firefighters. We planned on a quick ceremony right at the hall, followed by all you can eat and drink after the best man and maid of honor spoke; easy, short and fun.

Or so we thought.

When the best man stood to give the address, we were alerted to the possibility of a firefighter riot as he pulled a notepad out of his pocket. We all laughed uneasily as he shuffled pages around before speaking. I do not recall everything he said; my eyes glazed over somewhere between “I have known the groom for 10 years” and “When he first became potty trained…”

If you want to see a fireman in distress, keep his beer and sandwich out of his reach. I suspect there was unauthorized nibbling going on, and was pretty sure I heard swallowing. Perhaps that was the only way they could stay awake through the speech. I noted a few of them brandishing their butter knives in a very threatening manner; others were face down snoring in the soup bowls. The DJ was debating playing God Save The Queen or some other pithy song to revive the masses.

I believe I still have an entire wedding photo album full of nothing but pictures of the best man’s speech. Several photographers ran out to their cars for additional film.

For myself, I planned our first child, where she would go to college, my retirement, and even started thinking of funeral arrangements; the best man’s, not mine. I do not think any one has applauded the ending of a speech more since, “This is one small step for man.”

It became a long standing joke among us all; the best man’s speech was truly longer than our ceremony.

When the maid of honor stood and took the microphone, in a shaky voice she said, “I love you guys so much. Good luck.” She became the most popular woman at the ceremony; people still rave about her speech all these years later. I was never prouder of my own fair sex than at that moment.

I have been to many weddings, done many Electric Slides, and heard many best men speak. I do no believe I have ever heard one quite as long as the presentation at my wedding. His heart was in the right place, I suppose; the right place for a salad fork flung from the audience.

It was a wonderful day, and while I joke about it, I was touched by his words. The therapist says I am really making strides now.

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Wedding Speech Humor – Father

Wedding Speech IconSubmitted by Anonymous

The Gettysburg Address lasted 2 minutes, twenty two seconds. Ronald Reagan’s 1986 State of the Union Address was 31 minutes. The average valedictorian speech is between 5-20 minutes, on average. My best man’s speech, 20 minutes.

The wedding ceremony was low key, an all you can eat bull roast in a Knights of Columbus Hall. It was attended by about 150 people, all firemen. My husband and I had been in the Fire Department for about 12 years, so it was only fitting to invite our extended “family” of firefighters. We planned on a quick ceremony right at the hall, followed by all you can eat and drink after the best man and maid of honor spoke; easy, short and fun.

Or so we thought.

When the best man stood to give the address, we were alerted to the possibility of a firefighter riot as he pulled a notepad out of his pocket. We all laughed uneasily as he shuffled pages around before speaking. I do not recall everything he said; my eyes glazed over somewhere between “I have known the groom for 10 years” and “When he first became potty trained…”

If you want to see a fireman in distress, keep his beer and sandwich out of his reach. I suspect there was unauthorized nibbling going on, and was pretty sure I heard swallowing. Perhaps that was the only way they could stay awake through the speech. I noted a few of them brandishing their butter knives in a very threatening manner; others were face down snoring in the soup bowls. The DJ was debating playing God Save The Queen or some other pithy song to revive the masses.

I believe I still have an entire wedding photo album full of nothing but pictures of the best man’s speech. Several photographers ran out to their cars for additional film.

For myself, I planned our first child, where she would go to college, my retirement, and even started thinking of funeral arrangements; the best man’s, not mine. I do not think any one has applauded the ending of a speech more since, “This is one small step for man.”

It became a long standing joke among us all; the best man’s speech was truly longer than our ceremony.

When the maid of honor stood and took the microphone, in a shaky voice she said, “I love you guys so much. Good luck.” She became the most popular woman at the ceremony; people still rave about her speech all these years later. I was never prouder of my own fair sex than at that moment.

I have been to many weddings, done many Electric Slides, and heard many best men speak. I do no believe I have ever heard one quite as long as the presentation at my wedding. His heart was in the right place, I suppose; the right place for a salad fork flung from the audience.

It was a wonderful day, and while I joke about it, I was touched by his words. The therapist says I am really making strides now.

The Grooms Fathers Speech

Wedding Speech IconSubmitted by Berlierachael

Wow it was real fun arranging my brothers wedding! We had arranged the best and my father was preparing his speech. When we asked him for a rehearsal he said its suspense! We thought he was going to give us a good superb speech!

The day arrived and everything was fine and on schedule. The couple was just stunning and everybody were in a trance. The bride and groom arrived and the cutting of the cake was done. The time came for my dad to give his speech and there he was missing! We searched for him and the guests were restless as they were waiting to have the cake and wine which was so tempting.

Dad was found in the wash room rehearsing his speech and I had to haul him out. We were so mad that he said that speeches have to keep the guests waiting, as its a thrill. He came on stage and there he started his speech. He was so good at thanking our relatives, friends, and guests for making his sons wedding a very special occasion. My father started talking about my brothers pranks as a small boy. Everyone were in splits of laughter though my brother was embarrassed.

Everyone thought that was going to be the end but he took us to a bigger surprise by talking about my brothers circumcision and what trouble he had given in the hospital. The laughter was ringing in the air and my brother was very uncomfortable. He really felt as if dad was purposely doing this on his great day. We were all very angry but in a position and we couldn’t change our expressions. I went close to dad and told gave him a dig at his side and he told me that this is the place where my brother would be proud of himself giving him memories of his childhood.

I knew dad wasn’t going to stop. He went on about my brothers girlfriends and about how he went about bluffing at home to meet them. The bride was aghast! She was already feeling giddy. The guests were just having a good time on the grooms expense. When he mentioned girlfriends the brides mother who was serving wine threw the tray down! She was embarrassed as well.

He went on to explain how lucky the bride should be to marry his son after all his other girlfriends ditched him and that was too much for my brother to swallow. He signaled out to the chief best man to put an end to dad’s speech. The chief put on the music and apologized saying that it was time for the grand march and the speech would be continued at the next wedding which was to be mine. I shuddered at the thought of having my dad giving that speech and decided it will be a homely affair.

My brother wanted some water to give him some relief. He was so shocked that he said he didn’t want the grand march, but he was coaxed by the best man so henceforth all was well.

Whoever gives a speech must have in mind that the couple should never be embarrassed. The speech should catch the attention of guests, but not to hurt the couple, as this is a very important day in their lives and will want to have only beautiful memories of it. There can be fun but not at the expense of the groom.

The speech can relate incidents but not personal information or any incident which will make the audience laugh and the whole incident becomes ugly. The speech should always relate stories where love and care was shared and now the couple enters into a new phase of life they will have memories to cherish.

If there is something to be shared it can be done during the bachelors party. This is the party where you could say anything as its the fun in the party which matters. One should always remember that anything in moderation causes no botheration. A rehearsal is necessary and should be done at the mock ceremony or the rehearsal. Never leave it thinking that it will be good or put it off. Always make sure everything is planned before the big day including the speeches!

The most important thing for a groom, Edward’s Speech

Wedding Speech IconSubmitted by Anonymous

Although everybody is always very excited about their marriage but getting married is a really tough time. And with all the fuss about wedding dresses and flowers and cakes, it is easy to overlook one very important thing: The Groom Wedding Speech. 
It is the most important thing for a groom and should be perfect and delivered with enough confidence. 
Your Groom Wedding Speech would include a lot of things like thanking to all the special people like your mom-dad, your in-laws, the Best man, the bridesmaid, the ushers etc etc. Just say what you feel. Bring up memories and repeat fun stories etc. You can share memories about everyone who supported you along the w. Don’t make your speech too long. Don’t forget to make eye-contact with the person about whom you are talking. 

Here is a wedding speech experience that happened to a friend Edward:-
He started off by thanking the brother of bride for an awesome speech and then continued with his speech…

Ladies and Gentleman now it is the time for the bridegroom’s speech. Before I start, a plenty of toasts gonna be there over the next few minutes, so please make sure that your glasses are all charged for that.
It is that part of the day I was fearing about, but the convention orders that I must do it. 

First of all, I would like to thank every one of you for coming here to celebrate our marriage. I am going to speak on behalf of both me and my beautiful wife-Sarah. It is my privilege and honor to do so. My wife and I, would like to thank you all for being here today and for all the wonderful cards and gifts. A special thanks to those who have given cheques, as we will be using the details on the cheques for paying our bills for years to come by setting up direct debits.

Unfortunately, everyone we love, is not here with us today, but we know they are here with us in spirit and in our hearts. So, with them in mind, I request you to please stand and raise your glasses in a toast to all the absent family members & friends.

Now, I would like to thank our parents. To mine, I would say that you should undoubtedly receive a medal for endurance. I want to thank you for the love & support you gave me while bringing me up and for giving me the foundations and the values that I made me the person I am today. A special thank you for all your love and support over the years. You were always there whenever I needed you. I feel extremely lucky to have you both as my parents. On behalf of my wife and me, as a token of our appreciation and love please accept these flowers.

I would personally like to thank Jack and Paulina for bringing up such a lovely daughter Sarah, to become the woman that I have married today and for welcoming me in your family with so much love. I am a very shy person, but you have made it very easy for me to fit in. I hope I would prove to be a good son-in-law. I love Sarah with all of my heart and I will do everything that can make her happy. As a token of our love and appreciation please accept these flowers.

When I saw Sarah in her wedding dress for the first time today I was like, WOW!!!
I can’t tell you how absolutely-stunningly gorgeous you are looking today. Sarah and I have such a relationship that we can spend every waking minute together and not get bored. 
They say, “Don’t marry someone you can live with – Marry the person who you cant live without…” and I think I am doing that perfectly. I love you Sarah, in so many ways. You know me and understand me, you bring out the very best in me, because you are my very best friend, my soul mate. Sarah, Thank you for marrying me and making me the happiest man on this earth and for loving me as much as I love you.
So to thank Sarah, for all the hard work and time she has put in, to make today such a success, ladies and Gentlemen, please be upstanding, raise your glasses and join me, in making a toast to the most beautiful bride in the world!!

Next, a special thank you to Emma, who bought Sarah’s stunning dress for today and to Jessica who made all our wedding stationary.

I would like to thank our ushers Richard and Peter for their roles. A Special thanks to both of you.

To my Best man Philip. I would like to personally thank you for agreeing to be my best man. We have been friends for a long time now and have shared many experiences growing up together. You have always been there in all the good and bad times of my life and so you are today too, in the best event of my life.

A big thank you to the Bridesmaids, Katrina and Clara. I know how much support you have all given Sarah up to, including this day. I would like to ask everyone to all stand and raise their glasses and join me in toasting the bridesmaids… “The bridesmaids!”. Come up and get your gifts.

Now I think I am not going to bore you anymore, that is the best man’s job. I would like to thank you all once again and hope you have a fabulous evening.

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