should you use wedding speech templates?

Considerations for Choosing Wedding Speech Templates

You’ve Googled “wedding speech template” and you’re scrolling through endless pages filled with a variety of templates, but how do you use these templates and which ones should you choose?

In this blog, we’ll cover:

  1. Why Use Wedding Speech Templates?
  2. 5 tips for finding the perfect wedding speech template
  3. Define your goal
  4. How much do you want to spend on the template?
  5. Read client testimonials
  6. How personalized do you want your speech?
  7. Are you actually looking for a speechwriter?

Why Use Wedding Speech Templates?

Most of us have never been taught how to write a wedding speech, yet it’s often an expectation for the Maid of Honour and Best Man. A wedding speech template can be a very useful tool to help guide you through the wedding speech writing process.

Wedding Speech Example

A well-written template can work as a great wedding speech example to help show you what could go into your speech.

Time Saver!

A lot of people find themselves too busy to write a wedding speech. Between helping plan the wedding, work obligations and family expectations, there isn’t always enough time in the day. A wedding speech template can be a big time saver!

Confidence Booster

Not everyone is confident with their writing skills. A wedding speech template can help us say the things we want to say, but don’t know how!

Once you decide you want a wedding speech template, how do you choose one? The internet is filled with wedding speech tips and tricks, but not everything is always relevant (or useful), so how do you choose the right template for you?

Maid of honor speech template

Here are 5 tips for finding the perfect wedding speech template:

1. Define your goal

Are you looking for a template to give you an idea of flow, quotes, or jokes? Or are you looking for a full, fill in the blank speech that’s basically all done for you?

Defining your template goal early will help you narrow your search terms to avoid some of the templates that aren’t relevant to you.

2. How much do you want to spend on the template?

If you’re looking for a free template, make sure you add “free” to your search terms to avoid the templates that cost money.

If you’re willing to pay money for a template, set your budget now to help limit your choices.

3. Read client testimonials

Everyone says their work is excellent, but it’s always more trustworthy coming from a previous client or user. Look for reviews or comments from previous buyers/users to let you know if this person is worth purchasing/downloading from.

4. How personalized do you want your speech?

Full speech templates (like the fill-in-the-blank options) can be really sweet and perfect, but they might not be as personalized as a fully custom speech, unless you’re willing to put in a little more effort to add your own elements (like a short and special story, or a meaningful quote).

Consider, if you want a very personalized speech, do you have time to add customized elements to your template AND does the template add prompts as to where that kind of information could go?

If you need some help deciding where speech elements should go (like stories and quotes), look for a template that offers some extra tips to help guide your writing.

5. Are you actually looking for a speechwriter?

If you find yourself sitting through pages and pages of templates and aren’t happy with the option you see, you might be looking for a professional wedding speech writer instead.

Professional speech writers take away the stress of writing the wedding speech while ensuring your speech is personalized and unique for your special relationship.

Next Steps

Regardless of whether you’re looking for a template or a fully custom speech, feel free to check out my Etsy shop. As a 5-star wedding speech writer with a many great wedding speech options available!

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Until Next Time,
Britney

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Hi there! My name is Britney and I'm a professional wedding speech writer.

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