Although every duty on the wedding day is important, the speech is the one duty you’ll stand out for. They aren’t as hard to write as you think either. Make sure to include these steps and finish it off with a toast to ensure a successful speech. Just try not to offend the mother of the groom.

  1. Deliver a killer opening line.

  2. Thank the other speakers.

  3. Unsettle the groom.

  4. Thank the newly-weds on behalf of the bridesmaids.

  5. Congratulate the wedding couple.

  6. Admire the bride.

  7. Ridicule the groom.

  8. Get serious.

  9. Read messages from absentees.

  10. Quote a few famous lines or a poem.

  11. Propose a toast.