Honey, I screwed up my Groom Speech

You should have prepared for it; but never mind, it happens sometimes. I guess that's what your wife would be telling you when you returned to her after making your groom speech. But the larger part of the audience might not be hat generous. I mean, they won't come to you and tell you how bad your speech was but you will immediately know from their gestures that they expected a better speech from the groom.

Groom speeches are comparatively easier than other wedding speeches and it's difficult to mess up your speech unless you totally ignored it and didn't bother to prepare for it. If you are one of the few grooms who think that they could easily come up with an impromptu speech you are asking for serious trouble. Even if you didn't make silly mistakes like forgetting to thank the father of the bride or not introducing the best man or the groomsmen, your speech could end up being uninspiring if you don't prepare for it.

When it comes to groom speeches, here are some common mistakes that a groom could make. So, be careful of them and prepare well such that you can avoid them in your groom speech.

  • Not preparing for the speech and hoping to deliver an extempore groom speech.
  • Although you had your speech written, you never bothered to rehearse it.
  • Groom speeches are great when they are short and to the point. But yours doesn't seem to have an ending.
  • You forgot to thank the father of the bride and/or greet the bride's family.
  • You forgot to introduce the best man and/or thank the bridesmaids for their role.
  • You wanted your groom speech to be funny but that turned out to be the greatest loophole in your speech.

The list can go on and on but I think you have got the message already. Take care of them and they will take care of your speech. You can make your groom speech absolutely outstanding and you can bore the audience with a thoroughly monotonous speech - the choice is yours.

A good groom speech resource could help you avoid any mistake quite effectively and thus make your speech stand out. Here's one you can consider.


  1. Good points! Certainly the groom speech is never easy; you should compliment the beautiful bride. It would be great to talk about how your life has changed for the better since meeting her.


  2. As you quite rightly point out, it is all about the preparation and understanding the key milestones that need top be covered off during the speech.


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