How to Give a Great Wedding Speech

Wedding speech is a tradition that goes back to ancient times. Over the years, it has evolved into more than just simple “here’s to health, wealth and lots of good fortune”. It is expected to hear something wise, nice, and emotional that pulls on the heart strings. While having their best intentions, often times people end up with awkward and long winded speeches that drowns the reception energy and bores your guests. We don’t want that to happen to your wedding, so here’s a few tips to avoid this dreaded situation. Pass it on to anyone giving a toast, they’ll thank you later.

Ask anyone giving a toast to keep it under 3 minutes and for it to be family friendly. And don’t be fooled! What may seem like a brilliant impromptu speech will almost certainly has taken hours to prepare. The best thing you can do is to prepare for your speech. Writing things down helps to organize thoughts and stay to the point. you can use note cards if you need to, but avoid using phones. Paper never fails. Phones do, and we've seen it happen!

If your guests need some guidance finding the right words for this beautiful occasion or just need some advice to polish it off and make it a piece of art that newlyweds will remember long time the party is over - refer them to the speech writing service, where a custom speech could be crafted just for them.

Mountain Wordsmith is a local writer who will help you find your words and put them together. You can find Courtney's website here:

Cheers to good speeches!