ben-ja-men
ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 12th Jun 2003
Total posts: 2474
Posted:so in less than two months one of my closest friends is getting married, as father of the bride (shes 35 im 23 u do the math) i have to give a speech, its not going to be a traditional wedding by any means either. the ceremony will be formal and all that but after there will be music, pixies dancing (her dance students...), capoeira and fire twirliings.

being my first wedding speech im hoping ppl may have a few pointers as to what works well what not to do etc. the only public speaking ive had to do is for uni lectures and i usually start that off with the notes are at the front if you dont want to stay its not compulsary so either leave now or stay in your seat for the next hour .... im thinking i need something a tad different


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Dont insult the mother in law...thats always a big No No.

If you want everyone to never talk to you again, simply read the script off a pair of knickers and say that you and the bride were writing the script last night and they were the only thing you could get your hands on..

Hang on..im confused...


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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:Point out that Mother In Law is an anagram of Women Hitler

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Jello
ambiguous
Location: Mpls, MN, USA
Member Since: 29th Jan 2002
Total posts: 646
Posted:How odd, one of my closet friends just told me she's getting married. Fancy that Though I have no official part, at least I wasn't told anything as of yet.

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JinX
mushroom collector
Location: JHB, South Africa
Member Since: 24th Feb 2003
Total posts: 208
Posted:get absolutely smashed (but im barely standing - but not past out) then you can say anything and everyone will hate you.

oh wait, you dont want everyone to hate you , ay?

start by saying how beutiful the bride looks,and just end with a good phase.

all the advice of a 19 year old!


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It will however make cats dizzy and cats throw up twice their bodyweight when dizzy.

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:make it funny... but not distasteful, there is nothing worse than being board during a speech, or feeling uncomfertable for the person giving ther speech because they are trying to be funny but yet not pulling it off...

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:Speek about how you watched the newlyweds relationship bloom. Bring out naked baby pictures and K.I.S.S.

Keep It Simple Stupid!


Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:Ditto what Valura said...If you want to go for funny, keep the offensive stuff for later on, when you aren't being recorded on video while hooked up to a Mike.


Talk about fictional past boyfriends and how they all shed a tear when they heard she was getting married, then shed a small tear...(Subtle, but not TOO obvious).

Bring up embarassing stories about her doing silly, dumb things, but not rude or distasteful things.

Have a list of thr new inlaws and her close family and refer to them by name, if the names are easy to pronounce...if not, leave it alone, don't attempt it.

Um...Have a physcial joke or two, maybe a can of whipped cream as a final wedding gift, don't infer anything, just having it full view for the whole speech, and then at the end, excuse yourself, as you've forgotten to wrap their pressie!

Or somthing along those lines...

Hope this can help.


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Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:How goes the speech writing, Ben-j-amen?

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ben-ja-men
ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 12th Jun 2003
Total posts: 2474
Posted:hunting through our being mine and the grooms collective video archives ....... ive got a few from when the bride and i where trying out new acrobatic tricks that are quite funny stacks but i dont know if the groom would see the humour of it. the speach itself is going very very very slowly i still have a few weeks to go ..... the brides dress isnt made yet and she went to see it today and the colours (its an oriental design) isnt what she imagined it would be so she is going to get it remade with different material ...... all the usual madness ive come to expect from her

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:keep it lighthearted and joyess, dont go up there and tell embarrasing stories of the bucks weekend or when you and the groom drank underage.
slip in a few funny jokes, that everyone in the room could understand, or at least get why it is funny, but have a few nice serious remarks as well.

if your feeling creative, why not use interpretive dance to communicate your speech! maybe not.....

if your used to uni presentations, i would advise that a powerpoint presentation is not a good idea.

good luck.


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