Bride and Groom thank you speech, also known as Groom Speech.
Happens just after the first dance, after the blessing, before the Best Man and Maid of Honor speeches / toasts. At Curtis Knight Entertainment we call it the Groom Speech, only because it seems that 99% of the time it is the groom only that elects to take the microphone and say a few words on the day of the wedding. This Groom speech is always a big favorite at your wedding and will be remembered and mentioned often after your wedding has passed. If you are going to do a speech please read the preparatory remarks and then the speech that follows below.
Important: Keep the mic in front of your mouth. Slow down, say everything in bursts – like a phone number. Lots of tongue teeth and lips. Keep the mic within ¼” of your lips. Speak louder than usual.
“Mary and I would like to thank you for coming to our celebration …
If you are here in this room, it is because we love you and we wanted you to be here with us on our special day…(pause)
Tradition dictates that Mary and I go table to table and hug every one of you and shake hands with every one of you… We do intend to do those
handshakes and hugs… except we will be doing them on the dance floor…so we will look forward to seeing you there.
And now please raise your glasses… [pause and wait for them to lift their glasses…] to the most beautiful woman on Earth ! The Bride and Groom thank you speech, also known as Groom Speech Strongly recommended.