Best Man's Toast
In the end, it was very sweet what he said...short and sweet. Probably a good thing. But man, really?!?
Up next was my sister. Of course the girls always talk a lot longer. And though it may seem like a long time, her speech flew by! She was really nervous about it...she does not like speaking in front of crowds. At one point, she even said she was just going to write a poem and recite it...which I would have loved because she writes amazing poems. But I am so happy about the wonderful speech she shared...it was heartfelt, full of old memories and actually really funny, too! She did great...and when you watch this, you'll get a great glimpse of insight into who both me and my sister are and our pasts as well :)
Matron of Honor's Toast
And finally, I just had to give a thank you speech.
Bride's Thank You Toast
Mr Fix It is also not good in front of an audience. It's funny because he is so loud and boisterous and extraverted in general but when it comes to gettin' up in front of a large room of people, he freezes. Since I do not and I actually sometimes love speaking in front of crowds, I went ahead and handled our speech. I wrote it out months before the wedding and read through it a couple times. But never really memorized it. On the day of, I just spoke from the heart and what I could remember of what I had written out and I loved it. Though I have to admit, this would be the very last thing I'd have to do on the wedding day as far as speaking in front of everyone and I was a tad bit nervous and so glad to get this thing done.
And those were the three lovely speeches that were shared at our wedding reception. What do you think?
Do you have any memorable stories from speeches you have seen, received or given at weddings?
TODAY'S WEDDING TIP: I don't know if you did/plan on doing this at your wedding, but I highly encourage either the bride, groom or both to just share a few words. Doesn't need to be quite as long as mine, but just to say an overall thank you to those you love for celebrating with you.
All video clips courtesy of Video Keepsakes of Beverly Hills