For funny people and non-funny people: Here's how to do it right- even if you have never made someone laugh all your lifetime!
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Giving funny wedding speeches is one way of making one’s wedding speech very memorable. If you have ever been to a wedding where the speaker brought the house down, then, it’s because the speech giver skillfully laced his presentation with humor.
In a bid to tickle the laughing bone of the wedding guests, some wedding speakers bring undue pressure and anxiety on themselves by forcing themselves to give funny wedding speeches, and they fail to live up to expectation in the end.
To give a hilarious wedding speech that will get you a standing ovation, you should first consider if you will be comfortable cracking jokes before an audience. If you cringe at the thought of facing the audience in this regard, then you should select another type of speech.
The truth is that, you don’t need the magical touch of ace British comedian Mr.Bean or even Funny Bill Cosby to stir up the audience.
Recalling from your , amusing anecdotes’ about the couple can light up the faces of the two love birds and the guests.You might also decide to do something sentimental, narrative or pay a tribute to someone who helped raised either the groom or bride if funny speeches are not your cup of tea.
For instance,Prince Williams,Lady Diana’s son,paid a special tribute to her mum in his wedding speech.Avoid humorous wedding speech at all costs if you don’t have the guts for it.If you do,then you are on to something memorable.
Your hilarious speech should do way with commenting about previous or failed relationships.If you do,you will only be embarrassing the couple. Also, don’t mention political subjects and sex jokes.
Now, let me give you some tips on how to get the audience laughing without being stand-up comedian.
First, you can use the person’s weaknesses or strength as a person to poke fun. Here’s an example of a speech I wrote sometime ago
Dan is a man of great wit, charm and talent. Despite his brilliance, he hasn’t invented even a pin. The only thing he could do was to write a love note to Sheila. He tells me it took three long months to write it because he just couldn’t find a dictionary which could help him express his feelings for the charming Sheila.
Also, he decided to join the athlete team to impress Sheila when they first started dating, but as he was training at the country side, he fell from a horse and sprained his leg.Hey…Danny, you shouldn’t have done because Sheila would have gone crazy if you hadn’t been able to walk again.
This note should be accompanied by gestures and pitch variety so that its impact is felt)
How about this one?
'' Sheila, Dan is very calm and caring but he is generous to a fault. He doesn’t mind using money meant for the bills to take care of someone he is deeply in love with. So anytime you need sometime from him, just let the tears roll down and when he asks what’s wrong?
Just tell him you need a new car and he will use his entire savings to get you something hot. Did i say entire savings?''
Secondly, you can begin your wedding speech with a funny quotation. E.g."Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you." - Helen Rowland
The quote above should be tied to the message of your funny wedding speech.You shouldn't even bother to say who inspired it.
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