I have to give a speech this Friday.
I have to give a speech this Friday at a very good friend's rehearsal dinner.
Have you been to a wedding where you have heard the worst best man or maid of honor speech? You probably don't have to think that hard with that question.Well, I'm trying to avoid that whole catastrophe and give one hell of a kick a** toast to my dear friend, Erin, whose bachelorette party I shared last month.
In order not to blow the three minutes where everyone is watching me at the rehearsal dinner, I've started searching online for what to do and not to do.
Here's what not to do:
- Give a drunken speech
- Share inappropriate stories of the bride
- Talk for an incredibly long time to make the guests roll their eyes as I speak
To those of you who have given amazing speeches, please feel free to send any tips my way. My plan is to start off with a short story about how we met and go into something that someone smarter than myself wrote that is funny versus being heavily emotional. I'm probably thinking way more into this than necessary but I would like to my friend proud versus being remembered as that bridesmaid who talked entirely too fast about nothing significant.
Let the search begin.....
If you want to follow along on my Chevy Malibu journey, check out my drop-off video here where I receive my Malibu for the month.