Do You Give a Speech at Your Own Wedding?

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If you’re planning your big day (congratulations), you may be wondering if you give a speech at your own wedding? We’ll dive into some wedding etiquette and draw on my experience as a professional wedding speech writer to answer this question.

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Do I Have to Memorize my Wedding Speech?

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If this is your first time giving a Maid of Honor speech, Best Man speech, parent speech or any other wedding speech, you may wonder about speech etiquette around the delivery.
Today, we’re tackling a question I often get as a professional wedding speech writer: “Do I Have to Memorize my Speech?”

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7 Key Skills to Becoming a Wedding Speech Writer

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For today’s blog, I thought I’d share my perspective on becoming a wedding speech writer and what skills are valuable and necessary for this career! We won’t talk about the business skills today, but more about the skills you’ll need for writing and working with your clients.

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Does a Wedding Speech Have to be Funny?

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Does your wedding speech have to be funny? Whether you’re writing a maid of honour speech, best man speech or any wedding speech, we can feel pressure to deliver a wedding speech filled with jokes, but is this really the expectation?

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