How to Make Your Groom Wedding Speech a Glorious Success

How to Make Your Groom Wedding Speech a Glorious Success

Here’s how:

In this post I’m going to explain how it’s possible for you to give an amazing Groom wedding speech and deliver it in a really confident way……..AND how you can get the crowd laughing so much they’ll remember it for a very very long time.

Making the crowd laugh during my groom speech

That's me, making them laugh during my groom speech. Click on the picture to make it bigger to see the people laughing at the joke i just cracked!

If you follow my advice you won’t suffer from the usual nerves and lack of confidence that can often ruin a good wedding speech.

I’ve been to a lot of weddings in my time and I’ve witnessed many great Groom wedding speeches, however, I’ve also seen some Groom speeches that have been really lacklustre and poor.

One of the main reasons why they came across so poorly is that the poor Groom was so nervous and so ill-prepared. And ill preparedness is the key here.

You’ve got to commit to being prepared for the biggest speech of your life. That means you need to have written your speech well in advance and practice it often.

Now I’m no professional speaker, and the thought of giving a Groom speech scared the hell out of me, but the only way to get through it successfully is to practice it and then practice it some more.

In fact, by the time I came to delivering my speech I was sick and tired of hearing it. I must have gone through that speech maybe 50 times before my big day. But my confidence was skyhigh because I knew what I was saying, when I was going to say it and that is the key to delivering a great groom speech.

If you want to deliver a really good Groom speech that’ll be remembered for a very long time then you’ve got to practice it again and again so you have it down pat.

Remember, you don’t have to remember the speech off by heart as you can read from the cards which I’ve suggested you use (you can see them in my hand in the above picture) and details of these can be found by clicking here.

I wish you all the best with your groom wedding speech, just remember to practice it many many times before your big day and you’ll be fine I promise.

Good luck.

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Grooms Speeches – My Groom Wedding Speech Example

My Groom Wedding Speech Example

Wedding speeches for grooms

Me, giving the speech of my life

When it comes to Grooms Speeches I wanted to give you a great example that is real.

So, I thought there’s nothing better than the very same groom wedding speech that I used.

So, below you’ll find my entire, uneditied groom wedding speech in its entirety laid bare for all to see and copy – be my guest.

I had my groom speech printed in large lettering onto easily held cards.

There were 16 cards altogether and my speech lasted a little over 10 minutes.

Groom wedding speech tip – Don’t forget to number your own groom speech cards.

Why?

Because a friend of mine told me that he went to a wedding once and half way through the grooms speeches the groom dropped his cards and put them back together in the wrong order. He couldn’t find his place; or find which card came next in the sequence and the whole speech was rubbish – don’t make the same mistake.

Grooms speeches – Grooms speech example

Card #1

I’d like to thank Norman…….my New Dad for his kind words and introduction just now…(turn to Norman), Norm, you can be my warm up act anytime.

I have been told that this is usually one of the only times in a married man’s life when he can be in the company of his wife and mother in-law and not be interrupted … I may be sometime.

OK, now I know what you’re all thinking but I’d like to reassure you all that I’m not going to stand here and give you a load of stale old wedding jokes.

Naturally I’ll be leaving that to the best man of course.  More on the best man in just a minute.

Card #2

 

Now for those of you from foreign lands, and having just heard Norman speak, you’ll probably be thinking that he’s got a right brilliant Aussie accent.

but alas, nothing could be farther from the truth….

You see Norman is in fact from New Zealand, not Australia.

Now I could at this point take full advantage of this and poke some fun at our colonial New Zealand cousins from across the Tasman sea.

But I’m not going to do that…..for 2 very good reasons

Card #3

Firstly – My sister Sue now lives in Auckland in New Zealand. And from all accounts New Zealand’s actually not a bad place to live.

And secondly, and more importantly, Norman – my new Dad owns a rather large collection of firearms.

And not only that, I know he’s a bloody good shot.  (turning to Norman)

Norman – I promise to take very very good care of your daughter!

 

Card #4

 

(wait till laughter dies down)

 

Now I know Norman trusts me with his daughter as he’s already given me a receipt which he’s asked me to sign.

It reads:

‘Received, one daughter in perfect condition, fully guaranteed and warranted.

Keep topped up with expensive jewellery, foreign trips, lots of shoes and lubricate with vintage wine.

Comes complete with all optional extras.’

Not to be outdone, my father Dave has a receipt for Debs to sign. It reads:

‘Received one son, sold as seen, no refunds under any circumstances. De-hydrates easily, top up regularly with beer.’

 

Card #5

I’d certainly like to thank you all for coming today … especially you, Debs.

We both truly hope everyone is all enjoying themselves on this special day.

It’s great to see so many of our friends and family and I can honestly say it would not have been the same without you – just an awful lot cheaper!

But jokes aside, thank you all for choosing to share today with both Debs and I.

We are delighted and touched to see so many of you here. And thank you, of course, for all your wonderful gifts.

Card #6

 

When it comes to talking about my gorgeous Bride’s good points, where do I start?

She’s intelligent, generous, hard working, popular, and of course  – a brilliant judge of character.

 

But seriously, today really is the greatest day of my life.

It’s the greatest day of my life because I’ve married my best friend and doesn’t Debs look absolutely gorgeous today?

As we say in Yorkshire back home in the UK – Debs really is a Cracking Lass.

A quick toast to the Bride everyone…..

Card #7

 

There are so many things which I love about Debs…alas I don’t have time to talk about all of them here of course.

But one of the best is her fascination with History, archaeology and her love of all things old – which is why she probably married me!

I have fond memories of our time in the UK.

Getting up at the crack of dawn to drive around southern England visiting all manner of castles, Elizabethan houses and stately homes.

In fact it won’t surprise many of you to learn that 2-weeks of next years honeymoon is to be spent on a Roman Villa dig in beautiful Tuscany. That truly is Love ladies and gentlemen.

Card #8

 

The rumours you hear are really true – we met in a Vodka Bar in London.

But it sure has been a magnificent journey to get to this wonderful day;

but I know our most thrilling and exciting adventures are yet to come and I can’t wait to share all of them with you.

(to debs) I love you.  Make a toast to the Bride.

Now, being a staunch traditionalist, I did the time-honoured and decent thing when it came to proposing to Debs.

I went down on one knee … and then went down on the other … and

I said – Norman, will you pay for the Wedding?

And he agreed.

Card #10

I’m extremely grateful to Debs’ parents, so thank you Norman and Marg for laying on this wonderful wedding & reception today – thank you.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to convey my luck and appreciation in joining such a wonderful family.

From the very first day I started dating their daughter I’ve been made to feel truly welcome and part of the Robertson household by Norman, Marg and Deb’s sister Vicki

This was especially true when I moved over from the UK to Australia. Kind, Generous, big hearted,

and of course I can’t forget Nikita the family dog, who’s not here today, but has been particularly welcoming to me and I assure you all that it has nothing to do with me feeding her under the table at family meal times.

Card #11

Now, to my parents Dave and Anthea.

To say just ‘thank you’ doesn’t nearly seem enough.

I can never repay the debt that I owe you for all that you have done for me over the years.

You both taught me to explore and to always seek adventure,

To always have fun and go out and see some of this magnificent world.

I’m sure it won’t surprise either of in the least that I’ve ended up living here in Australia,

On the other side of the world, now happily married to Debs.

Thank you Mum & Dad.

Card #12

Before I finish up I have a couple of other thank you’s to make on behalf of Debs and I.

We’d like to thank Mon & Kate for finding this wonderful venue and tipping us off about it.

To Damian and Jodi who run the venue here at Sault and their wonderful staff who are going to be looking after us today.

Janet, our Celebrant who did a superb job of helping us to put together the Wedding Ceremony and keeping Debs and I on track.

Thank you to our Ceremony readers – Alisha, John & Amanda for their sterling efforts there.

To Barron who’s helping out with announcements and keeping everything running smoothly and on time.

To Ian and Vicki for witnessing the marriage.

To Ian once again who is of course my best man.

Card #13

 

And once again thank you to each and every one of you for helping Debs and I celebrate this wonderful day.

Seriously though, it really is absolutely terrific to see so many of our friends and family here to celebrate our Wedding Day with us.

Some of you have made an absolute Herculean effort to make it here today and have travelled so far to come and join us in our celebration.

We’ve got guests who have travelled from Canada, America, Bermuda – I’m not even sure I know where that is?

New Zealand – I know where that is – it’s near Wales isn’t it?

We have friends & family from England, and of course from all over Australia. And on behalf of Debs and I we thank you all.

Card #14

Sadly, there are some people very special and dear to us who cannot be here today. But we know they’re all thinking of us and likewise we are doing the same

So I’d like to propose a quick toast to absent friends.

  • To those with little en’s who are still not old enough to fly
  • To the busy self employed and those running new businesses
  • To those who are bravely taking on health challenges
  • To those heroically serving in AfghanistanAnd to those who just simply couldn’t make it today

Please raise your glasses…….To Absent Friends

Card #15

 

Now before I hand over to my best man Ian…

I should perhaps just mention that he does suffer from a rare medical condition which makes him prone to exaggeration.

He often invents the most fanciful stories which he sincerely believes to be true.

And I hope you’ll all bear this in mind when he stands up to speak in just a few moments.

Ian’s a great friend and I’ve known him for many many years now

We met at work when Ian came to work for our firm

And we must have got on from the start as we very quickly ended up in a house share together.

Things obviously blossomed from there as after a couple of years we eventually ended up even buying a place together!

Card #16

 

Ian’s a top bloke, a good friend and of course a great drinking buddy….

in fact, back in the day he was affectionately know as the town drunk … which I think is pretty bloody good considering we lived in London!

I’m just kidding.  Ladies and gentlemen…..you’ve all been wonderful.

On behalf of Debs and I …. Thank you all for coming. Cheers.

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Grooms Speeches – Groom speech tips and ideas #5

Grooms Speeches – don’t make these fatal mistakes when making your groom wedding speech #5

What you’ll get from reading this post:

  • Last in the current series of top tips that’ll give your groom speech the groom speech X Factor!
  • Time to read -1 minute 40 secs.

Here’s volume 5 of my tips and ideas to make grooms speeches great:

Top Tip for Groom SpeechesWhen it comes to grooms speeches this next groom speech tip is right up there with the very best of them. It is – Take a bottle of beer or glass of wine up with you when it’s time for your speech. Now you’ll probably do this anyway because remember you need to make some toasts – you know, to the bridesmaids, your gorgeous new wife, the maid of honour, the new in-laws, to your guests etc.

But there’s also another great reason to reach for the beer bottle during your speech should you need to. Now I don’t care if you wrestle rattlesnakes for a living and you think you’re as tough as old boots.

During your groom speech there’s a chance at some point your emotions will take over.  That’s right my friend, and although we men don’t like to talk about it, does happen, even to the best of us.

Because let’s face it, there is a chance during your speech that at some point you’ll get a feeling you’re going to Blub!

Shocking but true, but it could happen. It’s an emotional day and it does happen, even for Grooms. If you feel like your emotions are starting to build up and the waterworks are going to start flowing, simply stop speaking, grab the bottle and take a big long swig, return to the microphone and say something like – “I almost had a moment there people, but thankfully the beer brought me back on track”.

  • Your guests will more than likely have noticed your ‘almost blub’ moment but will also laugh through it and at your amusing comment. They’ll also be pretty proud that you handled it so well. The idea of the beer is to basically stop the blub in its tracks, it allows you to take a moment, gather your thoughts, get back on track and back to the speech. See it as your groom wedding speech ‘get out of jail free’ card. Now you know that should you have a blub moment during your speech you have a great way to handle it.
  • Make sure the venue has a microphone and stand. If they don’t, seriously consider hiring one for the day. The microphone is so everyone can hear the speech. The stand is to put the microphone in so your hands are left totally free. You need both your hands free so you can hold and move through your speech cards easily, hold a beer or wave them both round in an animated fashion. You can’t do any of this if one hand has to hold the microphone all the time.
  • And the last piece of advice from the groom speech tips and ideas section is the number one all time biggest rule for grooms speeches…..and that is to have fun….remember; it’s your big day to.

Good luck….

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Grooms Speeches – Groom speech tips and ideas #4

Grooms Speeches – don’t make these fatal mistakes when making your groom wedding speech #4

What you’ll get from reading this post:

  • Even more top tips that’ll give your groom speech the groom speech X Factor!
  • Time to read -1 minute 40 secs.

Here’s volume 4 of my tips and ideas to make grooms speeches great:

  • On your wedding day don’t drink too much and above all stay sober. Save your celebratory drinks till after your groom’s speech.
  • One of the best groom speech tips is to try and learn the opening lines of your groom speech off-by-heart. This also applies to the end of the speech. There really is no shame in reading the remainder almost word for word off your pre-prepared speech cards (more on these later), but every now and then look up to make eye contact with your wedding guests.
  • Practice and try to remember to speak slowly. There is a tendency, especially when you’re nervous, to unconsciously speed things up. If you practice your speech quite a few times before the wedding day you’ll get the speed of delivery just right. And when the time comes for you to deliver your grooms speech take your time – no one said you have to rattle through the greatest speech of your life in record time.
  • Top Tip for Grooms SpeechesHave your groom speech printed onto cards and number them. Card is more robust than paper and won’t flap around. The other problem with having your speech on pieces of paper is that it’s too easy to get lost and you’ll forget where you got to on the sheet. This doesn’t happen with cards. Print a couple of paragraphs onto each card using large type. Only print on one side of card. During your speech you can flip though them as you complete each one. I used a total of 16 during my groom wedding speech.
  • Don’t burry your head in your groom speech cards. Look up and take a look around and engage some of your guests – try and make eye contact with lots of people, smile at them and above all else, enjoy yourself.
  • A word on being nervous – Remember, the fear of a large audience is completely unfounded. These folk haven’t travelled far and wide and dressed up in their finest clothes just to bring you down and evaluate your every word and move! They’re there to join you and your new wife in celebrating your big wedding day. The fact is all you’ll be doing is talking to a group of very friendly people who you know very well.
  • Top Tip for Grooms SpeechesYou’ve got yo try and accept the fact that it’s perfectly normal to be keyed up and a little on edge before your groom speech – The difference now is you’ve practiced it and you know exactly what you want to say and are looking forward to sharing it with people you care about.

That’s is for now – more groom speech tips coming shortly.

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Grooms Speeches – Groom speech tips and ideas #3

Grooms Speeches – don’t make these fatal mistakes when making your groom wedding speech #3

What you’ll get from reading this post:

  • Even more top tips that’ll give your groom speech the groom speech X Factor!
  • Time to read -1 minute

Here’s volume 3 of my tips and ideas to make grooms speeches great:

  • Your wedding guests won’t expect a polished professional speaker. However, they will expect you’ve given some prior thought to the message you want to convey and that you mean what you say. They will relate to you if you keep the information personal and come across as the natural, imperfect human being that you are.
  • Write your grooms speech well in advance – and definitely don’t leave it until the last minute. Why is it that most Grooms leave the writing of their speech until the very last moment? Don’t be in denial; you’re going to have to deliver a speech and the sooner you write it the sooner you can practice it. Practicing your speech over and over is a great way to boost your confidence, calm your nerves and banish your of fears.
  • Top Tip for Grooms SpeechesTry and keep your grooms speech shorter than ten minutes – you don’t want to bore your wedding guests to death. For most people the rate of speech while public speaking is approximately 110 words per minute – so a good grooms speech tip is to limit your speech to around one thousand words and you’ll have it about right.
  • Practice, practice, practice – Make sure you have your groom speech written well before the big day and practice it often.  Not only does this help you deliver a better speech on the day but it will also help to calm your nerves. Remember – prior proper planning and preparation of your grooms speeches will prevent a piss poor performance on the day.

That’s is for now – more groom speech tips coming shortly.

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Grooms Speeches – How To Make Grooms Speeches Funny Video

Grooms Speeches – How To Make Grooms Speeches Funny Video

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Grooms Speeches – Groom speech tips and ideas #2

Grooms Speeches – don’t make these fatal mistakes when making your groom wedding speech #2

What you’ll get from reading this post:

  • More top tips that’ll give your groom speech the groom speech X Factor!
  • Time to read -1 minute

Here’s volume 2 of my tips and ideas to make grooms speeches great:

  • This one’s a biggie – During your groom speech try not to alienate sections of your wedding guests by constantly referring to individuals or events that are not relevant or able to be appreciated by everyone present – it just makes for a boring groom wedding speech really.
  • Your groom speech should definitely be sincere, but it should also be entertaining and contain a liberal number of humorous remarks and well placed groom speech jokes. You’ll find plenty groom speech joke examples on this website and you can steal and use them for your groom’s speech with my pleasure. But keep those groom speech jokes relatively clean though.
  • Top Tip for Grooms SpeechesDon’t forget to thank your lovely Bride and tell her you love her. This is a biggie – Remember it’s her big day. Your groom speech words need to make her feel special – just speak from the heart. Failure to do so will land you in so much trouble that not even hiring the A-Team will get you out of it – you have been warned!
  • As soon as you have your wedding suit or set of clothes you’re getting married in cleaned and ready, put an emergency copy of your completed groom’s speech in one of the pockets. This will be there for you just in case you forget or lose your speech copy on the big day. There’s nothing worse then having to make up a full grooms wedding speech on the spot just because you left your only printed copy somewhere other than at the Wedding venue – it happens people, I’ve seen it!

That’s is for now – more groom speech tips coming shortly.

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Grooms Speeches – Groom speech tips and ideas #1

Grooms Speeches – don’t make these fatal mistakes when making your groom wedding speech #1

What you’ll get from reading this post:

  • Top tips that’ll give your groom speech the groom speech X Factor!
  • Time to read -1 minute 40 seconds

I wanted to do a post that gives you some groom speech tips and ideas and some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to planning and delivering a bridegroom speech – you’ll thank me for it one day!

 

When it comes to grooms speeches these top groom wedding speech ideas and tips really helped me to deliver a grooms speech that I hope everyone will remember for a very long time.

 

Now I don’t want to blow my own horn here, and despite being as nervous as all hell on the day, but I think I managed to pull it off and these speech tips and ideas definitely helped.

Ok, here we go………..

  • According to tradition the bridegroom makes the second speech. He responds to the father of the ride speech and proposes his own quick toast to the Bride and Maid of Honor.
  • When thanking the Bride and the Maid of Honor don’t forget to tell them how beautiful they both look, especially in their nice dresses. I don’t care if you think the dresses are hideous and you didn’t approve them from the start, just be nice ok!
  • The groom is expected to thank anyone who was involved in the preparation, organisation and the setting up of the wedding.
  • Top Tip for Grooms SpeechesWhile you’ll want to keep most of your groom wedding speech a secret I strongly suggest you go over the list of who you’re thanking with your future wife before your big day. She’ll point out all those you’ve missed off your speech so you can add them in. Should it become evident after your speech that you did in fact forget to thank someone, you can then blame your wife!
  • During your grooms speech make it clear you’re also speaking on behalf of the bride. For instance don’t say “I’d like to thank everyone for coming & cheers for all the presents,” instead say, “We’d like to thank everyone for coming,” or “Kate and I would like to thank everyone for coming & cheers for all the presents.”

That’s is for now – more groom speech tips coming shortly.

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Another very funny groom wedding speech video example

Grooms speeches video

Here’s another funny groom wedding speech you can add to your list of great grooms speeches – enjoy!

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Grooms Speeches – Groom Speech Jokes Galore #3

Grooms Speeches – Groom Speech Jokes Galore #3

This post is being updated – check back here soon for some side splitting jokes you can use in your groom wedding speech

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