Wedding days are memorable event, not just to the bride and groom but to all the guests as well. It's common for wedding memories to be recorded by video and photographic cameras, so the couple may look back at their big day in years to come. Speeches are a highlight of any wedding but many of them follow a specific formula. Use unique ideas for a bridesmaid's speech and make yours stand out from the others.
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Collaborate with the event DJ or band to surprise the couple and the guests with a musical wedding speech. People will always love music and songwriters have written many fine words about love and marriage. Use it to your advantage and sing out a speech instead of speaking one. Bridesmaids who don't have much singing ability may rap out their speech instead or simply speak the lyrics of a song that sum up the bride and groom's love or have some special meaning for the couple.
Create a rhyming jingle for the bride and groom, something simple and straightforward. Good jingles have a catchy, poppy natural rhythm (rhyming words help to maintain and emphasise that rhythm). Practice delivering the jingle before the event to get the tone and tune down. Even bridesmaids who don't have great singing talent will get a big reaction with a catchy, cute jingle composed in honour of the event.
Use laughter to give a memorable bridesmaid's speech. Simply telling a short but funny story will make the toast stick out in guests' memories. The funny story should, of course, involve the bride or groom (ideally, both). Sharing an embarrassing moment from the bride's past, for example, will delight guests and make the bride smile (provided the moment isn't too humiliating).
Turn the bridesmaid's speech into a presentation with visual aids. A simple easel and blown-up photographs add a lot of interest to the toast. Go for a sentimental effect by displaying baby pictures of the bride and groom while giving the speech. For a final "wow" moment, display a final composite picture of the bride and groom's faces to show guests what their future baby may look like.
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