While you might completely lack any “professional” training in writing a mother of the bride speech, by following some simple concepts you can make it happen in an even more wonderful way than you ever thought. Women have a different way of speaking and they have more ideas, more emotions and feelings to share, more devotion to what they do generally.
Correctly presenting feelings
You need to have a right attitude in presenting your own feelings. Crying out loudly, in an uncontrolled outcome of what you call “emotions” during the speech is not the right way to present your message. Also, you can’t keep talking about the feelings you have for 10 minutes, trying to make everyone compassionate about you. FIND HERE 25 Mother of the Bride Speech Examples
First of all, the day is your daughter’s day! She is the one being celebrated, she is the one who has a unique event. In consequence, you need to focus more on her than yourself. Still a big question arises: what do you do then with your own feelings? Hide them or ignore them?
The short answer: no. You need to make sure that your eyes, and your facial expressions both reflect the honest feelings, from the depth of your heart, during the speech. This, however, doesn’t mean that you will make it excessive and exaggerated. Make sure that you can somehow be in control of it all. The best way to control the feelings you have is by practicing from home. When you’re alone and you have free time, nobody will ever bother you and you can freely manifest in your natural way. You don’t need to pretend at home, but still you can gain experience because you will be prepared from every point of view.
Then with every feeling you have, there are also words and body expressions. You need to make sure you combine it all into something expressive, simple and elegant. In other words, you need to make sure it’s suitable for the mother of the bride speech. What is suitable for your speech? Anything that shows honest emotions, but at the same time is able to focus on the couple and on connecting with the guests will be a correct attitude.
Speak professional words
What you are probably most intrigued about is how you can speak in professional words, such as one who already has some sort of training and is able to make things differently? Well, you need training, but this training (thank God) is not expensive, because you will do it at home, alone!
What do you need first? You need a couple of very good sources of inspiration for writing elevated words, appropriate for your daughter’s finest event. Here’s a short list of what can become great inspiration:
- I can’t make a list, because it would be continued in the coming weeks and months until, probably, the movie list research could be complete. Still, there are enough movies (actually more than enough) to show you romance, drama, love, marriage, separation – all sorts of life events you probably had in your family or your close friends know what these movies are talking about. Obviously, when it comes to comedies, it’s not always too realistic, some things are also exaggerated or presented ironically. You don’t need to take the second meaning of reality and you don’t need irony – but take the real parts instead!
- Today books are many times ignored, and we tend to read articles instead. I am fine with articles and we all are – they are great. Still, thousands and millions of books written only in the past few decades worldwide can teach us so many things. Obviously, no born human ever has the time to read them all, but everyone has enough time to make a valuable selection and read as much as required. It may be 5 books, or for other it may be 50 books. It all depends on how passionate the person is (yes, there are still people who read a book every day or every three days for longer books for at least 30 years). Find the books that seem most valuable and that seem to have the right information for the mother of the bride speech. Again, many genres will be fine and many topics will give you great ideas. You don’t need to read only the books that were written for wedding speeches, but you can take many more books. Finally, you will have so many ideas to use in your speech!
- Videos of different people speaking at weddings. There are both amateurs and professionals, but mostly amateurs, who posted thousands of videos with speaking at weddings or other events. You can take a look at tens or hundreds of them, depending on your free time. From each video I am convinced that you will learn something great to use and apply in your life. Don’t be shy and don’t feel to wise to learn from others – there are always creative and funny people, who reinvent things and apply them differently, giving us inspiration and new clever ideas.