Friday, March 27, 2009

The Right Way of Making a Mother of the Bride Wedding Speech

By Irene Mmari

No matter how long you have been waiting, when your girl finally gets tied, for most mothers it is the special occasion they have been waiting for and often some of us may overdo the mother of the bride wedding speech if we're watching what we are doing. It is better to try to prepare your address prior to the wedding reception and rehearse it with your husband, partner, or your own mom to see the sort of reaction you produce.

Be certain to be open to trusted critique if you receive some as it does not mean your speech is bad, it just might mean a few things should be taken out or others put in. A good thought is to take some personal time alone and think about how you were when she selected her dress, her face, her character, and any other thing you love about her because these will be effective tools when penning your address.

Good subjects for your mother of the bride wedding speech are just how you feel about your daughter and her husband as a pair and what you believe the future will hold for them. If you know they desire to have children, speak about how you can't wait to be a grandparent. You can also speak a little about your daughter during her years of growing up, how wonderful she appears on her wedding day and what she was like before she met her bridegroom. You can discuss how other relations such as her father or stepfather have influenced her and why she is a stronger individual because of that. It's also a good idea to give the groom a salute and give thanks to his mother and father (or stepparents) and tell them how lucky you feel to take him as a son-in-law.

In general, as the mom of the bride is thought to be the wedding hostess, it's also okay to talk about and give thanks to the individuals in the room who have made her day special, such as close pals or other family members. Your speech should be elegant, thankful, and supportive to the bride and bridegroom so don't forget that when you are preparing your speech or thinking about what you want to say, although amusing addresses are respectable, the mother of the bride speech is a privilege and now it is your chance to shine and brag some about your special girl whose all grown up.

Reckoning on what time in the reception your speech is expected to begin, be careful not to drink too much alcohol before you talk. This will not only embarrass you but also your girl, the groom, and a lot of other people in the room will wonder what you were thinking of.

Other than providing that heartfelt speech, it is right if a few tears flow, after all, both of you have waited and planned for this day for a long time and if you have a great relationship with your daughter, she'll treasure the tears of joy. A great mother of the bride wedding speech ought to be smart and sincere so try to remember that and you'll do well.

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