For some, although not for many bridegrooms, their wedding day can turn into a nightmare because they need to get up in front of friends and family alike and give a speech. The bridegroom speech is sometimes more troublesome to the bridegroom than anything else he might have to face.
In fact, some of the more nervous public speakers find that they are unable to enjoy their own wedding day for the simple reason that they have to give a speech. Fear of public speaking is one of the most hotly feared things in society and some people even fear it above death itself!
If this is the case for a nervous bridegroom, he can find himself falling to pieces as the time draws nearer to deliver the traditional bridegroom speech. Traditionally speaking, the bridegroom speech is the second speech to be given and follows the speech by the father of the bride.
Depending on the formality of the occasion and the customs of the family, the speech will come either before the meal, or before the dessert – or really any time that the family has deemed it suitable to have the speeches.
The bridegroom speech will then be followed – customarily that is – by the best man’s speech. Or, here again depending on the customs and the formality of the occasion, the bride’s speech might follow the bridegroom speech.
If you’re the bridegroom and are nervous about giving your speech, there are one or two things that you can do beforehand to be better able to deal with the pressure. And the first thing that you need to do is to prepare yourself.
Yes, being the bridegroom, you might have a lot on your plate but you need to take the time out to write your speech, and to practice going through it at least once or twice to familiarize yourself with the speech itself. This can go a long way towards banishing your panic attacks on the actual day, and can also prepare you to give your speech with a semblance of confidence.
When writing your bridegroom speech there are also a few things that you might want to take into consideration and these are the most important parts of the bridegroom speech.
As the bridegroom there are certain duties that you will need to fulfill in giving your speech, and these mainly involve your thanking a lot of people for their unstinting help and effort to make your wedding day such a special occasion.
Chief among the accolades you will be handing out in your bridegroom speech is to your new father-in-law. Most likely he will be the one footing the bill for your wedding, so a big thank you is normally received well. Then you will also want to thank the guests for sharing your special day with you among other things, as well as remembering anyone else who needs special mentioning.