Following the basic structure above and you can’t go wrong. Other inspo to consider…
You’re allowed to wallow in nostalgia on your wedding day – so reminiscence about the stuff that means something to you both but didn’t make your groom speech. As you’ve probably already realised, sometimes those truly special moments don’t translate into something a wider audience can appreciate.
So, maybe remind her about the moment you met. Or maybe, tell her about when you really fell in love with her? A story about how nervous you were for your first date – and how much more nervous/excited you are today. Or maybe it’s even a story about the first morning you spent together?
Ultimately, you want to bring a smile to her face and take her away from the stress of getting ready for a moment (yes, it can be stressful for a bride!). Remind her that the day is actually all about love, rather than any issues related to false eyelashes or bad weather.
End with some future ambitions for you as a couple. Today is the start of one big adventure so what do you want to be part of it?
Consider everything from the micro to the macro. From continuing your search for the ultimate chocolate pizza recipe to travelling around five continents together. Whatever your #CoupleGoals, it’s time to get her excited about them.
FORGET THE PLATITUDES
Obviously, tell her how much you love her but don’t just list empty romantic adjectives. It doesn’t feel personal.
Instead think about the small, individual things that make her ‘her’. Reveal her unique quirks that make you smile and love her more.
Get inspired by that Harry Met Sally quote where Harry lists everything he loves about Sally. Nothing fancy, nothing poetic but just pure love.
Yes, if you’re struggling to find much meaningful to say, refer to people wiser and wittier than yourself.
Whilst plagiarism is never allowed, quoting people is! And sometimes you’ll find other folk manage to nail that elusive sentiment you were hunting.
Check out our Groom Speech Quotes for some ideas. Bonus points if you find a quote from a song, book or film that is meaningful to you both.
MAKE A PROMISE
These can be as silly as you like. You promise to always put enough water in the kettle for two, as opposed to just making a cup of tea for yourself. Or you promise to let her choose the next series on Netflix. Whatever makes you you, include it!
ESTABLISH A CODE
‘When I squeeze your hand later, it’s because I can’t blooming believe you’re my wife’.
It’s a cute little idea that will ensure you have an intimate connection and lots of secret moments in amongst the craziness of the day.