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      08-31-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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Writing my Groom's speech - Help!

I'm in the middle of writing my speech and wondered if anyone on here could give me any tips - one liners etc??

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i'm terrible at speeches, so can't really help ya. just wanted to say CONGRATS!
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just be yourself and its never too late to back out!! joking!
Congratz man!! Best wishes!
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being that i just gave a speech at a wedding 2 weeks ago and i gave a best man speech 1 year ago...

here's some help.

just get really really really tanked. take tequila shots if you have em' and you'll have the best dang speech ever. people will be talking about it for ages!

take it from me, even though i dont remmber the speeches.. alot of people do.. haha.

ahh, just be yourself! unless being yourself is getting tanked..
*cheers!*
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like some have mentioned- just be yourself. Then again- sometimes you can be yourself and still need some help. So here are some lines I remember/got/came up with (some are from movies and stuff LOL)

something like:
"When I first met you I thought u were so different from me. You're my other half, you complete me"


imma give u some more later, in class
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Thanks guys - I've got just over a page at the moment which I'm happy with. I've just been "myself" - good job really, as that's what the missus is marrying!!!!
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Don't forget to mention your bride in there somewhere.

Glad I could help
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"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought upon...."

Honestly, don't try to memorize a speech. Just outline what you want to talk about, throw in a few funny anecdotes, get the invitees to laugh and interact with you, and it will be less nerve-racking.
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I give speeches often and I've learned to:
1. Know the audience.
2. Scripted speeches are received poorly.
3. Be yourself
4. Throw a lot of nuggets
5. Not be a drag
6. Create an outline to follow
7. Rehearse the first few lines

I also saw this site about Groom's Speeches. Good luck!

[url="http://www.finespeeches.com/groom-speech.html"]

You must thank people in the right order, but not allow the speech to become just a list of “Thank you’s”.

You have to achieve a lot with a few words. It would be easy to write a speech that was OK - but much too long. If people start looking at their watches, you will not make the good impression you hoped for.
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[quote=AskNiko]I give speeches often and I've learned to:
4. Throw a lot of nuggets

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Cheers mate - what do you mean re the nuggets bit?
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"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought upon...."

Honestly, don't try to memorize a speech. Just outline what you want to talk about, throw in a few funny anecdotes, get the invitees to laugh and interact with you, and it will be less nerve-racking.
I agree - I don't want it to sound scripted.
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Hey congrats!,
I'm also in the middle of writing my grooms speech, getting married on Sept. 9th. I'll make sure to thank her for letting me get my Bimmer right before the wedding!

By the way I'm marring a Macedonian girl!
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Congrats to you too - we get married in Malta on the 6th.
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[quote=1stnewcar][quote=AskNiko]I give speeches often and I've learned to:
4. Throw a lot of nuggets

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Cheers mate - what do you mean re the nuggets bit?
Ooops, my American needs to be translated to the Queen's English. Nuggets meant "gold nuggets" - words of wisdom that are really good and can easily be remembered. In a gold mine, miners have to go through a lot of dirt to get the actual nuggets.

My nugget for the day is... Sophisticated - to act composed when it is not expected.

Take care,
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Congrats to you too - we get married in Malta on the 6th.
Congratulations Paul.
Have a great day & just enjoy yourself.

The wife & I got married in Italy & I didn't write a speech- the words just flowed, after a few glasses of Champagne!
I used a few 'diversionary one liners' to throw the guests of the track of my ramblings- I think I said something like '...oh yes...better not forget...not only it is our Wedding day, but it's xxxxx's birthday as well- she's got a few years behind her now, so I'm sure she's got a lot to say on this great day....over to you missy...'!

I don't think it really matters what you say- just be yourself & say what you feel.

All the very best Paul.

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