75 percent of women and 73 percent of men have a fear of public speaking. If you’re among those who would prefer to be trapped in an elevator than be handed a mic in a room full of people, then being asked to give a wedding speech may immediately make you break out in a cold sweat. It’s important to keep in mind that being asked to speak at a loved one’s wedding is a huge compliment and honor. Whether you’re the M.O.H., the mother of the bride, a sister, or a family friend with a story to tell, take a few moments to read our speech writing and speaking tips below.
Once you decide on your groom, there may be no other wedding-related decision as important as choosing The Dress. After all, you’ll be wearing it in photos that will likely be displayed in your home for the rest of your lives. Your wedding dress has to be perfect in every way. It has to fit your style, your wedding theme, and perfectly flatter your shape. Before you start shopping at boutiques to find The One, read our tips below, and keep them in mind as you search for the perfect wedding dress.