Public speaking tips

Public speaking tips

Here are some tips to improve your public speaking tips:

  • Committing your speech to memory is a fine idea, until the moment you suffer a mental block and lose your spot. Instead, jot down the main points on cue cards.
  • Speed kills so slow down. A sure of killing a good speech is going too quickly. Timing is everything. Pause at the spots where you want people to laugh or reflect. If you want to get a true idea of the speed of your speech, record it on tape.
  • The moment you walk up to the podium, you are being sized-up by the audience. Act confidently even if you are not. Stand upright, and look relaxed. Practice doing just this.
  • Look at the audience and move your head around the room as you talk. Project your voice to the back of the room. When you make reference to people, look in their direction to give a sense of inclusion.
  • Don’t worry bout any hecklers, just go with the flow. Any laughs that result from a heckler will be credited to you in any case
  • Finally, never apologise for anything. You are doing the best you can and should not have to say sorry for that. Weddings are forgiving environments and everyone understands the intent and the purpose of speeches and will clap you warmly for this alone.
  • Don’t forget that your wedding photographer will be photographing you during your speech. You know what to do!– back to Home- Sydney Wedding Photography by Katsu

Speeches

Speeches

The opening speeches: Given to welcome the gusts by a close family friend that is not a member of the bridal party, such as the MC,host or father of the bride.
The opening speech concludes with a toast to the newlyweds.

The groom replies to the toast: On behalf of his wife and himself, the groom thanks significant people and then explains the history and nature of their relationship. The groom’s speech concludes with a toast to the bridesmaids.

The best man replies on behalf of the bridesmaids:
The best man’s speech reflects upon the life of the groom and includes anecdotes and perceptions of the newlyweds.

The best man’s speech is one of the most anticipated speeches because of his intimate knowledge of the groom. The speech should be light-hearted, goodnatured, and conclude with a toast to the bride and groom and then with a toast to the hosts of the evening.

The bride and groom;s parents reply to toast by the MC:
The bride’s father responds to the first toast and the groom’s father to the second toast.
Although it is traditional for fathers to respond to these toasts, there is not reason why the mothers could not do so either. Parents reflect upon their children’s lives, offer advise about married, life, and wish the newlyweds all the best in their future together.

Please provide your run sheet to your photographer, so we will know what’s happening on the night.

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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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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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Funny jokes during your wedding speeches

Funny jokes during your wedding speechesSome funny jokes are great way to start your wedding speech especially for the grooms.

Obviously, you will need to stay on the safe side and choose the good ones though.

You will need to remember that just because you and your friends might think that jokes are funny, does not mean all your guests will like that.

There is nothing better than photographing my clients who are happy and laughing during their reception party.

They laughed a lot as soon as I showed them a photo of the groom is making a joke right next to his beautiful bride at the reception party in Sydney.
They both absolutely loved my work.

I got these jokes from a MC who did amazing job on the night.

Hope they are helpful.

One old Cajun dude who’s been married for about 50 years says he married his 
wife “for better or worse…he couldn’t do any better and she couldn’t do anyworse!”

Another grandfather who’s been married for SIXTY-FIVE YEARS said that the way he was able to STAY married for 65 years, to the same woman, was, “I keep MY mouth shut whenever SHE’S running hers!”

After a quarrel, a husband said to his wife, “You know, I was a fool when I married you.” She replied, “Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn’t notice.”

Do you have any questions?  Please contact us anytime!

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