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4 Ways To Add The Funny To A Wedding Speech Or Toast

Some of the best wedding speeches have been some of the funniest. Yet, many brides, grooms, father?s, best men, and more are wary of adding humor to their speeches for fear that they will not be funny. Yet humor can add a touch of light to a day filled with emotions. Humor is a great way to cut through the sentimental while offering the bride and groom your best. So, how can you ?add the funny? to your wedding speech? Here are four tips to get you started:

Know the Who?s Who If you want to know what will be truly funny, you have to look at what the audience will find humorous. There are some universal things that make people laugh, but a young audience will find humor in different things than an older audience. Also, you need to know the limits of what people find funny. If you are attending a wedding where most of the guests are religious, you may find that bawdy or religion-bashing jokes will not go over very well. Know the audience before you write your wedding speech.

Get Outside Yourself Inside jokes go over well for those ?in-the-know,? but do little to add humor for the rest of the guests. When you are writing your wedding speech try to add humorous stories that everyone in the room will understand. If you want to add some inside jokes, that?s okay, but make sure they are mixed in with other parts of your speech that appeal to everyone.

Moments that Made You All Laugh Some of the funniest wedding speeches involved true stories from your time with the bride or groom. However, while inside jokes are a ?no-no,? so are stories that didn?t make the bride or groom laugh with you. While you may think that ?thing? that happened was funny, the bride or groom may not. Try to think of a situation that made you all laugh out loud.

Use the Pre-Written Stuff Not all jokes have to be stories to totally personal. There are plenty of funny sayings or jokes on the Internet that you can add to your wedding speech. If you want to add humor, but you have no personal stories to add, then these one-liners or pre-written jokes can help you get started. They are also a great way to break the ice if you are nervous about giving your wedding speech. They usually loosen up the audience and provide you a way to transition into your more sentimental words.

Still, no matter how funny your speech may be, you do need to add that element of sentimental. Whether it is telling the bride and groom how much you care about them or just wishing them well, make sure that your wedding speech is more than just one joke after another, but a way to honor the bride and groom.

Chris Morton ran hotels and restaurants for 10 years, organising many successful weddings in the process. His wife Sue is a wedding coordinator who has help many nervous brides and their families. Visit for 100's of tips showing you how to plan a great wedding day

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