A wedding is a most beautiful and wonderful day for the both groom and the bride. This is because this is the day they officially become husband and wife and also do it in front of their families and friends. On the other hand, we also cannot forget the fact that planning a wedding is not an easy job, from booking a venue, finding the right suit and gown for the big day and without forgetting other important details such as the music and food.
Groom Speech Nerves – Relax!
As a tradition, a groom is expected to give a speech to the people who have attended their wedding as a way of thanking them. Well, if you have never done a speech or rather stood before a large crowd, this moment can be stressful and nerve wracking for you. So to make sure that you are okay and fully prepared with your speech, you have to come up with various tips that can guide you on how to beat those groom nerves on your big day.
Such tips include:
1. Do your research.
As I said earlier if you have never given a speech before, the first step you will require to do is research on how to give speeches and most especially groom related speech. You can quickly gather such information from the website or ask for help from your friends who have had a wedding before you, your dad and the best men as well. By having an idea how to deliver the speech, you will be in a position to know what to do and how to go about it without fear.
2. Avoid much alcohol.
I know your buddies would like to have some shots of vodka or tequila as a way of congratulating you. If you can’t handle much alcohol in your system then you should avoid drinking much before you have given your speech alcohol can cause you to forget what you had intended to address the crowd and this can bring about anxiety and without forgetting the embarrassment. Besides you will have plenty of time to enjoy yourselves at the end of the day, and therefore it is advisable that you spare and stay clean for this beautiful and memorable moment where you will address the most important people in your lives.
3. Prepare small note.
There is so much going on during the wedding day, and therefore it is not easy to remember everything you had intended to rely on to the crowd. The note will help you remember the system that you wish to use in delivering the speech. Note that you are not supposed to write the entire speech on the piece of the paper since the words are meant to come from your heart. The note should guide you on what to say and where to say it as well.
4. Be confident.
Confidence plays a big role when it comes to beating those nerve moments. The more confident you are with what you are saying, the more people will become attentive and have the same confidence in your words. Also, this brings about a warm and healthy atmosphere where you get the courage to speak well depending on how people are responding to your speech.
5. Be friendly.
Remember you are not addressing your boss, you are addressing your friends and family members and therefore being too serious is boring. If you give them a formal look and gestures, then that is what you will receive in return, and the moment you make a small mistake, you will feel embarrassed. So instead make some jokes friendly if you make an error in your speech create fun out of it and this will give a more warmer and friendly atmosphere with your friends.
6. Know the place you will be giving your speech in.
This is another crucial tip to keep in mind. For example, if the speech will be given in a huge hall, then you will require a microphone to ensure that everyone will be able to hear you loud and clear. The same case goes to a small room, such that if you don’t require a microphone, then it will be safe to avoid getting too loud which may be irritating to your guests.