10 minutes Speech Tips

Be prepared
- start writing your speech at least three weeks before the big event.

What would you like to say?
- take some time to really think about what you would like to say about the person you are toasting - what are their achievements or personal aspirations or goals; how do they relate with friends and family; is there a special event in their lives that is worth a mention; what are your own feelings for that person; what are your wishes for the bridal couple’s future?

You don’t have to be funny
- it is better to give a heartfelt speech than one that is funny for the sake of being funny.

Keep it short
- a speech around 3 to 5 minutes is all you will need. If you wish to speak for longer then plan no more than 10 minutes maximum.

- read your speech out loud at least three times before the big night.

Speak slowly and speak up
- make sure that all your hard-written words can beheard and understood by all the audience. A number of rehearsals in a slow and clear voice will help give you confidence.

Engage your audience
- look up from your notes to the audience and the bridal couple as often as you can.

Stay sober
- don’t drink too much before your speech.

Related to 10 minutes Speech Tips

Brother of the bride wedding speech

The Brother of the bride wedding speech is one where a brother gives the positive traits of his sister. Brother of the bride wedding speech is one of the short wedding speeches, which can be given by ...

Bride speech

More and more brides these days are getting up on their feet and saying a few words. Your speech can follow the guidelines for the groom’s speech. Here is an example of one that you can use - i ...

Groom Speech Tips

Possibly the part of a wedding the groom dreads most is the groom's speech.  Whilst the best man's address is traditionally a light-hearted and humorous piece, though of course it does depend on ...

Best man speech - with examples

The best man’s speech is usually the funniest of all the wedding speeches but it is not the place to air the groom’s dirty linen or ridicule him in front of his bride. Many of the guests ...

Silver wedding speech : how to survive the 25th Anniversary toast

Getting an opportunity to give a Silver Wedding Speech should be considered a very rare and unique opportunity taking into consideration the current status of culture. The happily wed couple has compl ...

Hot Galleries

Nigerian WeddingNigerian Wedding

Wedding Flower BouquetsWedding Flower Bouquets

Sexy Bride PicturesSexy Bride Pictures

Bridal Wedding makeupBridal Wedding makeup

Celebrities Getting MarriedCelebrities Getting Married