LONDON, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
It's the holy grail for brides-to-be and wedding planners across the planet: What do their guests really want from a wedding reception? What is the ingredient most likely to make their day, ruin the whole event and dominate the car journey home?
A survey by Great Speech Writing, conducted anonymously among 380 wedding guests, has answered those questions loud and clear.
It's NOT the dress, the music, the table plan, the food or even the champagne:
- 95% of wedding guests said that the speeches are the main talking point after a wedding.
- 50% admitted they'd seen a bad speech nearly ruin a wedding day.
The results are surprising-speeches are rarely mentioned by top wedding planning websites. Couples are happy to spend thousands on every detail of their wedding day, from button holes to Champagne, but they tend to assume that the speeches-one of the most memorable aspects of a wedding-will take care of themselves.
- To see the full results of the survey, visit: http://www.greatspeechwriting.co.uk/weddings/wedding-speech-thing-everyone-remembers/
Lawrence Bernstein, Director of Great Speech Writing commented:
"So many speeches are written at the last minute, filled with cut-and-pasted jokes from the internet, and burst the bubble of an otherwise perfectly organised wedding.
We help write hundreds of wedding speeches every year. But our clients are in a minority. So many wedding receptions are ruined by speakers who don't prepare in the right way."
So why don't more people get help?
In a recent article in the Financial Times, Lawrence explained:
" Many people are embarrassed about asking for help.It's a cloak-and-dagger world: we can call clients on their mobile but not the landline; they'll meet in a café, but miles from their house. Discretion is key."
But with wedding guests desperate to be entertained by speakers including the Father of the bride, groom, best man and, ever-increasingly, the bride and bridesmaids, better speech preparation is urgently required!
For tips and assistance please visit http://www.greatspeechwriting.co.uk.
SOURCE Great Speech Writing