Now you're married all that's left is the groom's speech

Traditionally the Groom's speech is between the father of the bride speech and the best man speech. You get the chance to say thank you to all the people who helped organise the wedding. Remember that if your bride isn't making a speech include her thanks in yours.

When people complain about a speech it is usually because it was too long! If you can do a brilliant speech in 5 minutes please don't try to make it last 15 minutes. Say what you want to and enjoy the rest of the day. 

By the time you get to the speech making part of the wedding, you can relax. You're married now so just enjoy the rest of the day!

Open your mouth

As with all speeches, your main priority in your groom's speech is to make sure you can be heard. Make sure the words you say can get out of your mouth. Don't try to talk like a ventriloquist through closed lips. If the sound is to get out of your mouth you need to open your mouth! If you look in a mirror and say the word 'eye' you should be able to put at least two fingers and possibly three fingers vertically in your mouth! 

Making mistakes during your Groom's speech

Don't worry about making mistakes - if you don't make a fuss about them most people won't even notice so don't apologise unless it's something very important. Anyway it's your day and you're allowed to make mistakes if you want to!

Not too fast

You know what you want to say and you want to get it over with as soon as possible - but don't speak too quickly. Let the wedding guests have time to take in what you have said. Pause at every full stop and comma, this may feel very slow to you but I promise you it won't sound it.


If you feel nervous - smile - it is your wedding after all! Smiling will also prevent your mouth from drying out.

Don't talk down onto the table, make sure that you look at the guests and direct your words where you want them to go.

A speaker who fidgets is very difficult to listen to. The listeners are too busy watching and waiting for the next fidget!

If you would like help with your Groom's speech please enrol on one of my online courses or book a skype lesson with me

How to Speak Clearly & Confidently
Only £9.99

This video course will teach you how to speak clearly and demonstates how to make what you say sound interesting. It is very much like the first lesson I would teach you face to face but you have the added advantage that you can watch it over and over again. There are plenty of opportunities for you to join in and repeat and try out the things I suggest. How to speak clearly and confidently will teach you how to speak  so that you will find making presentations, talking to people at work or school much easier and less stressful. You also get a free download of my ebook. Remember - you can watch it over and over again forever!  

What people say about my courses

'Recommend to all speakers of the English Language who wish to improve or correct their pronunciation. The Teacher has a great way of explaining concepts and the reasons why a pronunciation should be correctly pronounced in a certain way. I like the tutor's way of teaching,which is a traditional style,that has substance and clarity. Video and Audio quality is very good.' - Shaun, Aug 2018

'I had a mumbling issue which led me to go to a speech therapist and pay £100 per session, after losing £200 and still not having a solution, I came across this course and I had quickly found the solution to my problem. Over and above that, I got a lot more out of this course, more than anything a real enlightenment as to how I speak, how that comes across and how I can improve my speech to get better outcomes out of conversations and speeches. Thank you Serena.' Reuben, Aug 2018

What people say about me .....

You are a "Guru" (teacher) in the true sense of the word, as you impart and share your knowledge in totality, and I'm lucky to have you as a teacher. Kavita.

'....explained everything professionally well and honest she gave very good useful tips and has this unique charm and engaging voice that soothes my fears of always being afraid to speak to others because they might judge me and she was thoroughly precise and to the point and she gave quite a lot of useful longevity tips for everyday use. IMPRESSIVE 5 STARS!!'  Laurie , Aug 2018

I’m lucky enough to have had some elocution classes with Serena face-to-face some years ago in Bournemouth. Having English as a second language I used Serena’s knowledge and professionalism to help me, at first, to understand that an accent can be a part of your character and this gives your speech some flavour. The important bit is to understand and learn how to speak every single word clearly, with a good pace, with high and lows which make your speech interesting. It was enlightening, and now I have found online all those wonderful classes with a genuine English lady. This is priceless. Thank you Serena! - Newton, Feb 2018