Your Groom Speech Just Got Easier

Taking into consideration what you are going to say for your groom speech at your wedding reception scared the hell out of you once the initial excitement (of getting married) is over. A few simple tips will make sure that your groom speech is no worse than anybody else’s. The audience wants you to speak from heart. And you need to oblige them with a sincere yet light-hearted speech. The groom speech generally falls in between the father of the bride speech and the best man speech. The father of the bride speech is typically more somber while the best man speech often has several funny and even somewhat awkward stories.


It is conventional to expect a groom speech to honor and express thanks to everybody who has attended or assisted in arrangement of the marriage. However, the last thing you would want is make your groom speech sound like a monotonous checklist. Despite the fact that preferably you would prepare for your groom speech ahead of time, it is vital that you listen to the father of the bride speech and take on from there.  Similarly, towards the end of the speech, after you have said a few words of praise about the bride (and don’t forget the bridesmaids) and done with the toasting you can say a couple of line about the best man again (you should have mentioned about him already in your speech) and welcome him to deliver his speech. This is a nice gesture from your part and would give the best man a cue from where he could take on and begin his speech.


If you can talk you can give a groom speech - it's as simple as this. Do you say "thank you" when somebody congratulates you for something or wishes you on your birthday? I am sure you do. And you will be happy to learn that almost half of a groom speech is about thanking several people including the guests, the groomsmen and the bridesmaids and everybody else who is present at the wedding reception. So, the main difference between saying thanks to your buddy and thanking the guests at the wedding is nothing but the difference between the number of people you are addressing to. Yes, if you are a bit introvert by nature you could feel shy why praising the bride in the presence of so many people. But practicing it several times would definitely make it easier for you.


I would request you to read the other posts of this blog to learn more about writing and delivering groom speeches and toasts.

Basic Guide to Write a Groom Speech

Most of the grooms have no idea where to start and what to do with the groom speech, nevertheless the groom have to prepare the speech, so the bride. It is hard and very important speech as the groom the second speaker after the bride’s father. So here is some base point of the speech.

First of all and this is the most important: You have to thank and praise your beloved bride
  1. Thank the father to raise a lovely girl to a beautiful woman.
  2. Thanks both families to help you and your bride, to achieve this day.
  3. Thank the bridesmaid in honor /Bridesmaids, and families and the best man to help you trough your journey to the wedding.
  4. Thank all the audience and helpers for they present and to help you to organize the wedding.
  5. Thanks all the peoples who helped you and your bride to become whoever you are.
This is the 6 main turning points in your groom speech. However never forget the fact; you have to thank so many peoples. Keep your speech short and pay attention for the details.

Never leave any of the bride’s parents out of your speech and never praise to much the bride’s mother.

Keep your groom speech nice and simple. Longer speeches often tend to get boring. So, keep your speech short too.

Last but not least: Answer all your questions to yourself, and if you have the answers write it down, this will give you the blueprint of your speech.

Write a Heart Filled Groom Speech in less than 10 minutes

So you are about to get married, CONGRATULATIONS!! Now, I know your brain has been on maximum overload the past few months, and you have not taken much time to think of your groom’s speech. But it’s okay. Don’t panic, I have been a part of plenty of weddings, and I am here to help you write and deliver your groom’s speech.

How to write a Groom Speech

  1. Thank your family and friends
    Thank everyone for their support and for coming to the reception.
  2. Thank your parents
    Thank your parents for how wonderfully they raised you, for their support and advice in making this day perfect. Share a story or an example of how your parents have supported you throughout your life.
  3. Shine the light on your bride
    Clarify why you two are so amazingly perfect together. Tell a short funny, romantic moment you two shared or maybe even share the two of your dreams with the guests.
  4. Direct the attention towards the best man
    Explain to the guests why you chose him as your best man, and then introduce him and allow him to make his best man’s speech.

How to deliver a Groom Speech

  1. NEVER read it off a piece of paper. Make your speech from the heart; it will be easier to remember.
  2. You’re not being judged. Relax and let your speech come from your heart.
  3. DO NOT make it long. Short and sweet is the key.
  4. When talking about someone, look in their direction.

A Groom Speech is followed by the Best Man Speech

There are lot similarities between all wedding speeches. Fundamentally all wedding speeches are quite similar if you look closely. For example the groom speech and the father of the bride speech. But if one speech is truly different from a groom speech is the best man speech. A best man speech is easily the most engaging of all wedding speeches that are given at a wedding reception. While al other wedding speeches mostly focus the bride, the best man speech is focused on the groom. Traditionally the best man gives his best man speech right after the groom has delivered his wedding speech. Instead of writing more on best man here, I would better suggest you to go to the Best Man Speech Insight website and learn everything you might want to learn about best man speeches.

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