Public speaking isn’t everyone’s glass of champagne. Write your wedding rehearsal dinner speech beforehand to calm nerves and take the pressure off when you're in the spotlight. Your wedding rehearsal dinner speech is a fantastic opportunity to thank those nearest and dearest for sharing this special event with you and your husband-to-be. Follow these tips to write a memorable rehearsal wedding dinner speech, and get some pointers for overcoming stage fright...
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Want to wow your guests and your fiancé at your rehearsal dinner? You don’t have to be a poet to give a touching, authentic toast to your parents and your groom-to-be. Just follow these tips for a great toast.
Thank Mom and Dad
Thank your parents for everything they’ve done to help you with the wedding and to support your relationship. You don’t need to go into financial specifics. Avoid “thanks for paying for the caterer” and stick to “thanks for holding my hand while I tried to pick flowers.” They’ll toast you first, so be prepared to respond to what they’ve said. Many times a simple thank you in acknowledgement is fine.
Don’t be a Comedian
Unless humor comes very naturally to you, don’t stress out about trying to make everyone laugh. A wedding rehearsal dinner is generally an intimate, welcoming affair. Try to stay relaxed and sincere. If you feel tears coming on, go with the flow. Embrace your emotions.
Toast your Fiancé
This is your last night before you become husband and wife. Tell your fiancé how excited you are. Reminisce about the time you met or an important date you went on. Wish him luck. Be genuine and loving. You’re in this together.