Once in a while you get lured into planning or participating (lol) in a wedding and there of course are always the weeding speeches: groom, bride, father of the bride etc. It’s a great tactic to have a book that will help them with their wedding speeches – groom or otherwise. I found two books that you can use to make the groom’s life easier and decided to review them. This post should help you decide which one to use in these delicate situations.
Giving a Wedding Speech
Wedding speeches by the groom are now almost a necessity (almost like event insurance) and have even started to replace wedding vows. Especially if the wedding speech comes as a surprise. So think about it as a presentation that you have to give at work and prepare accordingly. Google it, look for examples and get all the info you need before you start writing it or choosing a groom wedding speech that has already been written.
I had a chance to read two groom wedding speech books which can be a great time saver and helps to generate wedding speech ideas if you use them correctly. Here are my observations and thoughts on both.
A Groom’s Wedding Speech by Todd Johnson
This is a really classy book, it reads like a wedding preparation kit; you’ve got the “steps to writing a perfect speech” and “things to remember” sections and a few other fun sections. This book is great is you’ve got lots of time to prepare for your speech and you’re planning to write it from scratch. You’ll find a somewhat cliche wedding quotes section and a few wedding poems that you can use for inspiration. The book comes as a paperback and reads in third person…”one can use references…” so if you are looking for mental support this is a great book. Click here to find it on Amazon.
This book: Groom Speeches – Say the Right Words at the Right Time by Dan Stevens is very practical. If you’re short on time and need a quality speech then this is a great read. I like the fact that it was designed with the help of professional speech-writers and includes training on how to write and how to deliver the actual speech. But what makes this book really useful are the 20 sample speeches that have been written professionally and are a big part of the book. You can use these like a template or modify them and completely remodel them and use any one of them to either write your speech based on them or use them, with minor adjustments as your base speech. This is actually an e-book so it’s easy to conceal, give as a gift and read. The last thing that I like about this book are the free bonuses, not because I like free stuff (not at all), because one of the bonuses is a really useful mp3 on confidence and that’s something that we all could use a little more of. Click here to buy the book. Wedding speeches, groom or bride, are a serious matter because of the emotional weight they carry and I would recommend spending some time to research the tools that can help you write and give the best speech you can give.
Bride and Groom Wedding speeches Tips:
- Here are some general tips on making toasts
- Here are some tips for both brides and grooms
- I also found this site with groom speech rules that’s worth checking out.
As you can tell I’m a very practical person when it comes to reading, I want to know how I can actualize what I just read right away and that’s what I also share with coworkers, clients and friends. Wedding speeches groom and other ones don’t need to be a hustle and if you can find a book or learning kit that will make the process a fun learning experience then don’t waste any time thinking about it and start writing or rewriting .