top of page
  • Judith

The art of a successful wedding speech

A wedding speech is an opportunity to convey warm words of appreciation and congratulations to the newlyweds. A well-written and thoughtfully delivered wedding speech can touch the hearts of guests and leave a lasting impression. Here are some important tips for writing a successful wedding speech.

Hochzeitsrede schreiben

1. Know your audience

Before you compose your speech, it's important to consider your audience. Who are the guests? What kind of humor do you like? What memories do you share with the newlyweds? By understanding the audience and your relationship with the bride and groom, you can write a speech that is tailored and appealing to them.

2. Start with an engaging introduction

A captivating introduction is key to capturing guests' attention right from the start. Start with a quote, anecdote, or personal story that creates a connection to the bride and groom. An emotional or humorous introduction will immediately captivate the guests and arouse their interest.

3. Structure your speech

A well-structured speech is easy to follow and gets the message across clearly. Divide your speech into an introduction, main body and conclusion. In the introduction, you briefly introduce yourself and explain your relationship with the bridal couple. The main part should contain memories, funny stories and heart desires. The conclusion rounds off the speech and includes an emotional conclusion and a toast to the newlyweds.

4. Use lively language and active formulations

To make your speech lively and engaging, you should use lively language and choose active formulations. Avoid long, complicated sentences and instead rely on short and concise statements. Also, use figurative language to bring your words to life.

5. Show emotions

A wedding is an emotional occasion and your speech should reflect that. Show your joy and enthusiasm for the newlyweds. Share your congratulations and good wishes for their future. Let your emotions flow into your words and express your connection.

6. Avoid clichés and empty phrases

Clichés and phrases can reduce the value of your speech and make it seem impersonal. So try to find original and authentic words that express your relationship with the bride and groom and your wishes for their future in a unique way.

7. Humor wisely

Humor can be a great addition to a wedding speech, but use it wisely. Make sure your jokes are appropriate and understandable to all guests. Avoid inside jokes that few would understand and stay away from embarrassing or sensitive topics. A well-placed humorous element can lighten the mood and bring smiles.

8. A successful conclusion

At the end of your wedding speech you should find a happy conclusion. Recap your key points and express your best wishes for the newlyweds. Conclude with a hearty toast, allowing all guests to raise their glasses. An emotional and positive conclusion will make the speech memorable.

9. Practice your speech

A well-prepared speech takes practice. Take the time to read her speech aloud, finding the right tone and emphasis. Also, pay attention to your body language and presentation. Practice will help them appear confident and deliver the speech with ease and conviction.

10. Drink some courage - but in moderation

We all know the tingling or nervousness before a speech. Therefore, it is understandable that one treats oneself to a sip beforehand. But beware! If the sip becomes too many, you may find yourself unable to speak properly.

11. Raise a glass to the newlyweds

As soon as you have finished the speech, you can relax and raise your glass to the newlyweds. It symbolizes the collective congratulations, love and support showered on the bride and groom. Then the tension dissolves and you will be happy about your grandiose wedding speech!

4 views0 comments


bottom of page