Mentioning explicit details
Every clique has its own horror stories – but you don’t want your parents to know that, and it’s best if you keep it that way. Exposing your friend’s irresponsible behavior in varsity is not so funny. It’ll just embarrass your friend in front of her in-laws.
There’s nothing as a shameful rambling through your speech. Even if you don’t write it word for word but at least have an idea of what you want to say about the couple. Keep your speech short but make it worthwhile.
Having a few drinks prior
If you know you’re expected to give a speech it’s best you lay off the champagne for a while. Being tipsy might make you forget your speech and you’ll make a fool out of yourself. Whilst others might find this funny, your friend will be irritated.
Forgetting to use the mic
The first half of the speech is usually the most meaningful but what does it matter if you don’t use the mic properly? You don’t want to risk having to repeat yourself because with weddings, time is usually very limited.
Not overcoming stage fright
Holding a lengthy paper whilst your hand and voice are shaking can be rather awkward. If you suffer from extreme stage fright it’s best you turn down your friend’s request.
Mention the ex
Mentioning an ex during your speech can dampen the mood, even if there’s a good story behind it. Your friend’s husband doesn’t want to be reminded of his wife’s past and so does every guest.