Whether it's a message for the wedding video, a live speech or a written letter to the couple, wedding messages that inspire the audience are easy to make, as long as you put some thought into it. Weddings are such a sentimental occasion that no matter what you say or do, whether it is good or bad, it will definitely be remembered.
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Inspirational messages need a good build-up so that the audience will listen to what you have to say. Most wedding speeches are considered boring, but try to capture the attention of the audience, whether it is just the couple or all of the guests, by saying something that they normally wouldn't know about. Share an interesting anecdote or explain the origins of the pet names that the couple has for each other.
When you have their attention,put the meat into your message. Reflect back on the life lessons that you've had and share them, to the couple or to the rest of the audience. If you have recently read a book and were inspired by a line, or a recent incident has taught you some life-survival strategies, share that to the audience in a casual and yet endearing way. Try not to make it sound like a sermon, but more like advice.
Wrap up the things that you've talked or written about in two or three sentences to make sure that you get the points across. Close with an inspiring quote or a line said in a different language for extra impact. Make your wishes to the couple and include their families in your wish, as well. Remember that the marriage is a union of the two families, too. Ask for added guidance, blessing, perseverance and faith for the newlyweds and their respective families.
Keeping It Short
No one wants to listen to a very long sermon, so write your message on a piece of paper first and edit your ideas to keep it short. Even if you are going to record the message on video or write the couple a letter, try to keep it as concise as possible, or else risk your audience's minds wandering off. A good rule of thumb to remember is that your speech should not exceed a sheet of A4 paper in a double-spaced, size 12 font.
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