Speech Writing Plan...
Your Wedding Speech in 3 Steps

Directions: Print a copy of this Speech Writing Plan. As you create your speech with the help of the Speech Writing Guide, use this page as a reference.

Not only will the Speech Writing Plan help you build your speech. You will also create the notes that you can use when delivering your speech.

By following this order, you will deliver a speech that the audience will understand and enjoy.

Step 1: Briefly write down every idea that comes to mind (they can be written in any order) on the Brainstorm List below.

Some ideas might include how you and the bride/groom met, childhood memories, and school, college, or work stories. See the Speech Writing Guide for more ideas.

Brainstorm List (write your ideas here):

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Step 2: Arrange your favorite 2 or 3 ideas into the Body Section of The Plan below.

Step 3: Fill in the blanks shown in the Introduction, followed by the Conclusion and Toast Sections of The Plan below.

The Plan

Introduction (Tell Them What You'll Tell Them)

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening!

Say your Name and part in the wedding (Best Man, Maid of Honor, etc.).

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Say your relationship with the bride/groom (brother, friend, etc.)

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Thank the guests for attending

Optional Comments:

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Parents of the bride/groom only: Welcome the in-laws to the family and make a warm comment about the person who will marry your son/daughter.

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Thank the host(s) of the event

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Finally, say the main points that you will discuss during the speech body.

Main Point #1

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Main Point #2

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Main Point #3

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Body (Tell Them)

Explain the two or three ideas that you previewed in the introduction (college stories, three positive qualities, etc.).

Main Point #1:

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Discussion:

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Main Point #2:

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Discussion:

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Main Point #3:

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Discussion:

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Conclusion (Tell Them What You've Told Them)

Repeat Your Main Points. This is a signal to the audience that your speech is coming to an end.

Main Point #1

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Main Point #2

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Main Point #3

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Ask everybody to please raise their glasses for a toast to the couple.

Give your toast--Briefly say a complement or two to the couple and wish them well.

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Say Cheers! and expect a similar response from the guests.

For more help with your Speech Writing Plan, visit the Speech Writing Page.

Where should you go from here?

Visit the Delivery Tips Page, where you'll see how to easily speak like an expert.


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