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13th August 2019

How to Make the Perfect Groom Wedding Speech

As a soon-to-be groom, making your groom wedding speech can be daunting. Accustomed as you may be to making big speeches, it’s unlikely that you’ve ever given a speech in what can seem such a high-pressured environment.

There’s a lot to consider when making your groom wedding speech including the length, structure, what to say and who to thank, but nevertheless, don’t panic – we’ve got you covered.

Here are some important pointers to keep in mind as you get ready to give your groom wedding speech. We’ve also included some examples that you can adapt and reuse on the big day. Good luck!

Practice. Practice. Practice.

 

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A rehearsed groom wedding speech is guaranteed to be an improvement on anything you can – or think you can – knock up in a minute or two.

What we’re trying to say is, don’t be that groom who, when it’s his turn to stand up, goes to absolute bits, gets his new mother-in-law’s name wrong and who is sweating through his nicely tailored summer suit so much that it’s began to cause a scene.

So, practice your groom wedding speech – maybe even try and make your mates cry a bit, just don’t, whatever you do, leave it to the very last minute.

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to decide. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.” (Louis de Bernieres)

Cut the Clichés

 

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Remember, every groom thinks his partner is stunning (see also amazing, incredible and gorgeous) so think about what makes your partner unique; what makes them stunning to you and no one else.

Are they an ultra marathon runner who eats ice-cream in bed, are they a book-lover, rave-goer, or maybe they’re the most epic hip-hop queen in Eastbourne? Whatever it is, avoid using words like ‘soulmate’ and ‘sidekick’ and resist the urge to call them your best mate.

People want to hear why you love your new-spouse, so make sure you tell them in your groom wedding speech.

“Oh god it’s wonderful

to get out of bed

and drink too much coffee

and smoke too many cigarettes

and love you so much” (Frank O’Hara)

I’d Like to Thank…

 

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Whatever you do, do not turn your groom wedding speech into one long and laborious thank you list. That’s not to say don’t thank your nearest and dearest or the people who have helped and waited on you throughout the day, however, there’s no need to thank your great-great-great uncle Neil who took you to the park that one time.

Hook your guests in with a good tale or two and then bore them with the odd thank you. The pleasantries should be no more than an overzealous extra; a walk-on part even, but what they certainly shouldn’t be is the leading man.

“You seem to me to be in every way the visible personification of absolute perfection.” (Oscar Wilde)

Make Sure You Stay Sober

 

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Sure, you want to enjoy yourself, and yes, a shot or two may help loosen you up – but please, make sure you stay sober.

Staggering up to make your speech, drink in hand, while your spouse’s dad tries to murder you with his eyes isn’t a good look. Stay clear of the free champagne and focus on the job in hand.

So, save the boozing for the honeymoon and let your best man make a fool of himself when he gives his best man’s speech instead.

 “I could tell him, too, that to know and love one other human being is the root of all wisdom.” (Evelyn Waugh)

Make a Toast and Wrap It Up

 

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There’s a skill in keeping your speech short and punchy. A groom wedding speech should be between 1,000 and 1,300 words and should always be to the point.

The moment anecdotes turn into tales and tales turn into novels, it’s time to put everyone out their misery – remember, no one has ever thought when listening to a wedding speech: “I wish that was longer.”

So, skip the odd thank you, wrap your stories up, raise your glass and get it over with.

“We get to choose who we let into our weird little worlds. The question is: Whether you’re perfect for each other. That’s the whole deal. That’s what it’s about.” (Robin Williams)

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We hope you enjoyed our guide on how to give the best groom wedding speech. These thoughtful tips promise to help you shape and structure your speech.

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