Grooms Speech – The Grooms Speech Structure

Grooms Speech – Where Do I Begin?

Grooms Speeh Structure

Not knowing where to start with your grooms speech can sometimes lead to unending procrastination. Have you sat there and stared at a black page or screen? It really is important to begin getting some kind of structure down for your speech. You can then start to flesh it out with the details that you want to get across in your grooms speech. You can short circuit the whole process by getting your hands on a package with groom’s speech examples but if you want to go the long haul, then I will give you an outline of the grooms speech structure you should follow.


Grooms Speeches  Structure

Grooms Speech – The Beginning

  • When it comes to the wedding speeches order, traditionally the father of the bride gives the first speech. If you are speaking next (again the traditional order), you should begin by thanking your new father-in-law for his speech. You might also want to thank him for welcoming you to his family and/or for any compliments he has paid you during his father of the bride speech.

Grooms Speech – The Middle

  • Then you will want to make sure that you thank your in-laws, especially if they are hosting the wedding. Include a few compliments about them here and remember that, unless your bride is also giving a speech, that you are speaking on her behalf too. You might want to thank them for bringing your bride up to be the wonderful person you have just married.
  • If your bride has any siblings or people in her family that she is really close to, now is the time to mention them.
  • You do not want to forget your own parents during your grooms speech. If they were good to you, you might want to talk about this. Include an anecdote or two that will reflect the fact that they were great parents but don’t go overboard on the emotional stuff. Bringing a tear to your mom’s eye (for the right reasons) is good, just don’t leave your audience feeling even the slightest bit nauseous.
  • Now you want to talk about your wife – no pressure here! You might want to include a story or anecdote about how you and your new bride met. How did your first date go? Was it love at first sight or a slow build up to the great relationship you have to-day. I am always amused by the fact that my parents hated each other when they were set up on a blind double date. They have been married for thirty years!! You should probably think about telling your guests about the qualities you like best about her or even express your gratitude to her for putting up with your flaws (I am sure if you dig deep you will think of one!). A mix of sentiment and humor is a good way to approach this part of your grooms speech, just be careful that you don’t even come close to offending your bride (or your guests) with any funny comments.

Grooms Speech – The End

  • As you are coming towards the end of your grooms speech, you will want to include and important thank you’s that you need to make.  Don’t go overboard here but you don’t want to leave anybody out.
  • It is your job to thank the bridesmaids and to raise a toast to them. Remember they are likely your bride’s family and closest friends so earn some brownie points here by complimenting them on how great they look etc.
  • If you have a dedicated MC then you may well be done. If not you should end your grooms speech by introducing your best man (if he is speaking next). You might want to ask him to go easy on you!

This should give you a good idea of how to structure your grooms speech. Get the outline down on paper first and then go back to the beginning and start filling in the details. Like I said before, if you want to get some more help to save you time and to give you the kind of professional advice and polish that will give you the confidence to deliver a great grooms speech you might want to check out this resource.


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