As the mother of the bride you have a lot of responsibilities on your shoulders. Not only do you have a list of things to do but you’re also going to be called on whenever there are any questions to answer or problems to get fixed. It kind of comes with the territory of being a mother and it doesn’t end until your daughter has left for her honeymoon. One of your responsibilities will be to prepare a speech. For many mothers, this is one of the most dreaded parts of the whole ceremony and reception and they can’t wait to get it over with.
It’s not that the mother doesn’t want to say goodbye to her daughter or acknowledge the guests, it just boils down to old-fashioned stage fright. Many people get weak kneed and stumble over their words when they have to talk to an audience. In some cases, there can be quite a crowd sitting in front of this poor mother who is already distraught with nerves and an emotional wreck.
There are lots of sites on the Internet that will show you examples of speeches that can be prepared so that you know exactly what you’re going to say beforehand. There is a certain type of protocol that needs to be followed for these speeches since there will be thanks and recognition that need to be said.
When preparing your speech you’ll have to make sure that you keep a light tone. A wedding is a very happy affair and you need to keep it that way. As well, the speech needs to be short and to the point. Your guests are ready to party and celebrate and don’t want to hear a long drawn-out speech.
If you’re nervous about giving it, let your guests know ahead of time. You can even make it a part of the speech so that the audience understands why it is so short. A lot of people can relate to a nervous mother on her daughter’s wedding day. When you start stumbling on the words and can’t seem to find your voice, you’ll feel less embarrassed when you’ve told your guests that you are nervous in front of crowds.
Don’t worry, everything is going to be fine. You’re going to get through this speech and then you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening. Keep in mind that you have made a special day happen for your daughter and you deserve to take part in the celebration as well. Get the speech over and done with, kick up your heels and partake in the events. You deserve it for being a mother.