The Dos of Wedding Speeches


Rehearsing your speech before delivering your talk elevates your confidence levels. It also allows you to detect errors and improve the quality of your speech.

Explain Your Relationship with the Bride or Groom

Is the bride or groom your friend, parent, or love-hate sibling? Tell the guest how you are related to the bride or groom to make your speech more meaningful.

Take the Guests Back in Time

Spice your speech by taking the guests back in time. Don’t know where to start? I suggest talking about how the bride and groom met or that experience while on a night out with them.

The Don’ts of Wedding Speeches

Speaking for More Than 5 minutes

If you don’t want your speech to become dull, boring, or uninspiring, make it short and simple. Your speech should be three to five minutes long.

Reading a Speech That Already Exists On the Internet

When preparing a wedding speech, avoid turning to google for assistance. Keep your speech unique by using your thoughts.

Anastasia Filipenko

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

MS, University of Tartu
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Using the acquired academic and professional experience, I advise patients with various complaints about mental health - depressed mood, nervousness, lack of energy and interest, sleep disorders, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and anxieties, difficulty concentrating, and stress. In my free time, I love to paint and go on long walks on the beach. One of my latest obsessions is sudoku – a wonderful activity to calm an unease mind.

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MS, University of Latvia

I am deeply convinced that each patient needs a unique, individual approach. Therefore, I use different psychotherapy methods in my work. During my studies, I discovered an in-depth interest in people as a whole and the belief in the inseparability of mind and body, and the importance of emotional health in physical health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (a big fan of thrillers) and going on hikes.

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