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Here you will find tips, videos and information about preparing for your wedding day.
Opening up the floor
During your speeches, try to avoid opening the floor to invited guests to say a speech. I have seen these things happen.
1. They bring up an embarrassing moment that was only funny at the time.
2. They have just fallen in love with the sounds of their own voice and put you 20 minutes behind schedule.
3. Nothing they say makes any sense because they have spent too much time at the bar.
Apart from the bridal party, have each speaker deilver their speech from the front of the room in a designated spot. This stops the unsettling moving of chairs as your guests try to see the speaker and your camera operator can capture the speeches and reactions easily.
Use a microphone - even if you think you have a loud enough voice It will be greatly appreciated by your guests. Ask your venue if they supply one.
Getting your friend to film
While asking a friend or relative to video your wedding may seem like a cost effective way to have your wedding captured, there are a few downsides you may not have considered:
Friends and family members tend to focus only the people they know, rather than making sure that all of your guests are included in the coverage. Friends and family will often lack attention to detail and their focus will deteriorate as the night progresses.
Look good on camera
How to do this is so simple. Ignore it.
Thats all you have to do. Be yourself, be natutral and take in everything that is happening around you. Your friends, your family, your new family and of course, your wife.
Our number one value is to be unobtrusive. No set up moments, no take two. Just simple, natural and beautiful story telling.
Who speaks first?
There are a lot of dynamics around the authorities on who speaks on the day. Traddionaly, the bride wasn’t permitted to speak and wow has that changed.
Traditionally speaking, the father of the bride is the first speaker and stands up on behalf of the brides family. He welcomes the groom. The father will often talk a little about his little girl growing up, usually telling a few embarrassing stories. He is the only person who is allowed to embarrass the bride on the day, with the exception of perhaps the bridesmaids. For everybody else, she is sacred, untouchable and safe. Unlike the groom.
Secondly and again traditionally, the groom speaks. The Groom will speak and thank everybody that needs to be thanked and expresses appreatiation on belhalf of himself and his wife.
Then the Best man. His role is to genuinely make the groom out to be a lesser man than he makes out to be. It’s a bit of fun.
The traditional wedding speech order goes father of the bride, groom, best man and other toasts. However, lots of brides now choose to give a speech, as do the bridesmaids or maid of honour.
If you are including these, the order should go: father of the bride, groom, bride, bridesmaids/maid of honour, best man. The best man’s speech always goes last.