Wedding Speeches for the Groom

Wedding Speeches for the Groom

Remember, this is the best audience you will ever have.

Why? Because from the moment you stand up to the moment you sit down,
the entire audience is totally FOR you.

The very reason you’re standing up is because you are intimately connected with the people beside you – and so is the audience.

Whatever you say will be listened to and respected. Not only that, but guests listening to speeches often really want to laugh because it breaks tension and because they want to let you know they are with you. (Some of the guests will be even filming you!)

So be assured, even a vague attempt at a gag will be warmly received!

Remember, your photographer will be capturing those moments, too!

 

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Sydney Wedding Photographers by Katsu Nojiri

Wedding Speeches List

Wedding Speeches List

Your speech is likely to include:

*Thanks to the father of the bride and any other speakers for their speeches.
If he has expressed his faith in you (or said something similar) , you might wants to say something along the lines that you  hope that you won’t let him down/are proud to be his son-in-law etc.

*Some remarks about how successfully the wedding is going, perhaps drawing in some references to any amusing or striking incidents that have happened during the day.

*Thank and offer presents to all the people who have helped with the wedding, including both sets of parents (especially mothers) and the “retinue”: bridesmaids, usher’s page boys, flower girls etc. Include here mentions and/or gifts to anyone else you want to thank- photographers, celebrant, Make-up artist etc.

Thank everyone for coming, send good wishes to any guests who are too ill to attend or lives in overseas.

We always make sure to capture those moments during the speeches, so you can always talk about it while you are looking at your photos the rest of your happy life.

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The Speech for The Groom

The Speech for The Groom

Traditionally, the groom’s speech comes between the father of the bride’s and the best man’s.

At Sydney Wedding Photography by Katsu, we have some brief with your MC/ DJ, so we will  know who are making speeches and when. So we can make sure to capture those beautiful moments.

It offers you, as a couple, the opportunity to say your thank you to all the people who have helped me to make the wedding come together and to present them with gifts.

You speech also gives you a chance to reflect that has brought everyone together.

You may well want to talk about how you met your bride, relate some funny and/or touching anecdotes describing hoe the romance developed, and perhaps say something about the nature of love and marriage in general.

Don’t forget to mentikon “How beautiful your wife is” also!

Cutting your wedding cake straight after the speeches are a good idea, also.
Please make sure that you give your eyes to your photographer before you cut the cake!


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Wedding Gifts

Wedding Gifts

It is traditional for the bride and the groom to present a gift to their mothers –

usually flowers – during the speeches.

This is in the spirit of “Thank You for being my mother”, rather  than a gift for anything
they may or may not have contributed to the wedding.

It’s also traditional for the bride and groom to exchange presents with each other on the day; the bridegroom also pays for the thank-you presents for the bridesmaids.

Often this is jewellery, but it could be any kind of memento of the wedding day.
You may also want to thank your best man ushers.

Often couples like to give them cuff-links to wear on the day or a beautiful photo frame.

At Sydney Wedding Photography by Katsu, we provide a beautiful photo frame any of packages that you choose.

So you can have your beautiful memories in your lounge or bed room as well as other presents that you might receive on your wedding day.

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Cutting Wedding Cake

Cutting Wedding Cake

The groom should welcome your guests as they arrive at the reception and mingle with them, introducing your bride to any members of your family and friends whom she has not already met.

Or you may stand in a formal receiving line to greet guests individually as they file into
dining area while your beautiful bride touch up her make-up and hair.

This is a great opportunity for your photographer to take photos of your wedding cake, decoration and  your guests. It’s also an opportunity for the groom to practice your speech, also.

Speaking of the cake, the cutting cake usually follows the last speech, which is traditionally by the best man’s. However, more and more couples choose to combine cake with dessert, and cut before the speeches these day in Sydney.

Cutting cake is one of the most exciting bit.  Be prepared to be taken some great photos by your photographer as well as we your guests!

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Walking down the aisle

Walking down the aisle

Much the same procedure is followed in a civil wedding in Sydney, which can be actually much simpler or just as ceremonious, depends on what the couples have decided.

Once you are officially husband ad wife, with your bride on your (the groom) left arm you proceed to the vestry for the signing of the register.

After receiving congratulations and greetings from both sides and when the bride is ready, you again give her your left arm and together you lead the bridal procession down the aisle.

Be prepared to have photos taken during walking back the aisle with your beautiful bride.

What I always advice to my clients is “ Please take your time, so I can photograph you arm in arm from the front and back”

It would be even better if you can remember not to blink too much, that will make our work so much easier and you can avoid bad photos, too.

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Wedding Morning Checklist

Wedding Moring Checklist

It is considered unlucky for the bridegroom to see eyes on the bride before the wedding ceremony. So even couples who lived together tend to spend the night before their wedding apart.

So here are the wedding morning check list for the groom:

* Do you have your buttonhole?
* Has the best man got the  rings?
* Do you have your change of  clothes for the next day?
* Has the luggage for your first night and honeymoon – including documents, tickets, passports- been delivered to your first night hotel or stowed in the car boot?
* Do you have some spare change in case of an emergency?
*Do you have a crib sheet of events?
*Your speech notes?
* The thank-you gifts?
* Your hotel or home key?
* Your big smiles for your beautiful bride and photographers for your photos?

We usually start photographing from the groom when both the groom and the bride prefer their photos taken for their getting ready.

Although it has been popular just to photograph bride only in Sydney these days as it can be too early for the boys to get ready in the morning.

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Wedding Rehearsal

Wedding Rehearsal

The rehearsal with your marriage celebrant might inspire you to “Lean your line”.

If you have not already done so. Although the marriage celebrant usually askes you to
repeat his/her words when the time comes to give your vows, learning the lines will enable you to deliver them with confidence.

You don’t need to be nervous or stressed about it. As long as you both say “I WILL” that is only matter really. 🙂

From photographer’s perspective, the ceremony seems to be more relax than other countries in Sydney, you can giggle, hold hands or look at each other just like you always do.

By doing that, we can photograph you better with a bit of similes rather than having serious face during the ceremony.

Another advise from experienced wedding photographers like us would be not to blink too much during the ceremony just to avoid bad photos!

 

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Your Marriage Celebrant

Your Marriage Celebrant

It is customary – and highly advisable – for there to be a rehearsal of the ceremony shortly before the event.

The celebrant will take you through your part in the ceremony and answer any questions.

If you are looking for your celebrant in Sydney, How about Chris Stedman Marriage Celebrant? I am confident that he will make your ceremony very special. He is young, fun and reliable.

It’s very important that your celebrant and photographer works as a team during the ceremony. So your photographer won’t miss anything and your celebrant will be able to make sure that you will know what will be happening during the ceremony.

At Sydney Wedding Photography by Katsu, we offer a special package with Chris.

We have been working together as a team for a long time, so all our clients will be happy on their special day.

 

Sydney Wedding Photographers by Katsu Nojiri

Sydney Wedding Photographers by Katsu Nojiri

 

Gift list secrets

Gift list secrets

There is no law decreeing that a gift list must contain one vacuum cleaner, four bath towels and eight tumblers.

In fact, a gift list is simply a chance for guests to give you a “useful  something” for married life, and if you won’t find a set of napkins useful, then you might want to think about something else.

The gift vouchers from David Jones are always great gift, so you can purchase whatever you need after you come back from your honeymoon.

These days, a complete shed full of DIY tools Season Tickets seems to be popular.
How about A wine cellar, The honeymoon voucher or A bathroom / conservatory?

I always give my clients a nice photo frame with their photo from their wedding as a part of my packages. So they can have it in their bedroom or lounge room to be remembered how fantastic their wedding day was.

In general, people seems to take more photos since the smart phones has been invented but how often do we actually print out photos?

This is one of the reason why Sydney Wedding Photography by Katsu give photo prints to all my clients as well as high resolution images on the DVD.

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