Let’s face it – Giving a wedding speech can be tough stuff. While some people might enjoy standing in front of a large crowd just talking their ear off, I know the average person would rather just skip the whole speech part. The thing that I must say, however, is that if you are in a wedding party, the wedding speech is practically inevitable. Since this is the case, why not make the most of it? Keep the crowd interested by making your speech funny!
Here are 3 tips that can help you keep your speech funny and interesting:
#1 – Use One-Liners, but Don’t Overdo It
Find some great one-liners that people will appreciate and incorporate them into your speech. Do it tastefully, and use them when appropriate. If you have some crafty one-liners, you’ll keep the crowd on their feet. Cleaver one-liners always work well in my book.
#2 – Use Actions and Use Enthusiasm In Your Voice
Saying funny lines in a dull tone will kill the humor in your speech. Match your tone and deliver your speech with enthusiasm. Use actions to help describe your words. Sometimes people understand things better if you can act them out. Don’t act out too much to the point where you are a flap-jack, wailing your arms all over the place and becoming a distraction to everyone. Just use common sense and you’ll be good.
#3 – Mold Your Humor Around The Bride/Groom’s Personality
You’ll know exactly how far you can push the button by doing this. If the bride/groom have a very humorous personality and find a lot of things funny, you will really be able to go over the edge. Also consider the crowd you will be reciting your speech in front of. How well will they take you and your “funnies”. If you know what makes the bride/groom laugh, you’re set!