In your opinion, which four of these are the best bits of advice to someone preparing a Wedding Speech?
- Speak loudly and clearly.
- Make eye-contact with the people you are speaking to.
- Don't drink too much before you give your speech.
- By all means have notes – but do not read straight from them
- Try not to laugh at your own jokes
- Let the laughter die down after you have delivered a punch line.
- Tell the guests how you come to know the happy couple, without sharing embarrassing stories.
- Thank the parents of the bride for hosting the event (if, in fact, they did).
- Friendly digs at the bridegroom are fine but, at all costs, avoid ex-girlfriend stories.
- Be sure to compliment the bride.
- Ideally, your speech should last no more than 10 minutes at the most.
- Finish your speech having amused everyone and offended no-one.