Mother of the Bride Wedding Speeches Book Review
When your daughter asks you to be the Mother of the Bride at her wedding, you know it’s a huge honor. She’s asking you to take a major role in her wedding day, and to publicly and privately support her as she embarks on her new life with her husband-to-be.
But aside from the sense of honor, there’s also an almost crippling sense of responsibility.
As the Mother of the Bride, you’ll be expected to play a significant role in the wedding, the reception, and to invest a lot of time and emotion in supporting your daughter adequately throughout the (sure-to-be-stressful) days and weeks leading up to the big day. It’s a time when you’ll need to be very, very supportive of your little girl, and do your utmost to ensure that she finds the transition to her new home and new life an easy one.
As well as playing the role of the number-one emotional cheerleader, you’ll also be required to take an active part in the more hands-on aspects of the wedding: helping to choose the wedding dress and the bridesmaids’ outfits, finding and helping to decide upon the wedding’s venue, liaising with the new in-laws, handling the budget, dealing with the invitations and the guest list, and handling wedding and reception details (like seating arrangements, menus, and decoration).
But – despite all the fuss and bother entailed by this tremendous list of responsibility – it’s not usually any of the abovementioned tasks that cause the average Mother of the Bride’s knees to start knocking. Sure, there’s a lot to do, but most mothers are used to that kind of responsibility (or else they wouldn’t be mothers, would they?)
No, the thing that gets most Mothers of the Bride quaking in their shoes is the prospect of making the speech.
Statistics prove that public speaking is the number-one cause of phobias in the American public. We fear speech-making more than death!
Even for people who are accustomed to speaking publicly, a wedding speech is still a whole new kettle of fish: the crowd is notoriously difficult, since everyone is all different ages, no-one really has anything in common except varying degrees of acquaintance with the bride or the groom, and everyone is at different levels of sobriety; the pressure is huge, since you want to please your daughter, impress the new in-laws, make yourself look good, and deliver a touching, emotional, and hopefully-funny speech; and – what with all the other responsibilities clamoring for attention – there’s usually comparatively little time to devote to the speech itself.
Fortunately, somebody out there has come up with the perfect solution for this problem!
I’m talking about Dan Stevens’ Mother of the Bride Speeches – Words of Love: a comprehensive, step-by-step manual that’s completely dedicated to the speech-making duties of the Mother of the Bride. With this package, Dan’s cut out all the dead wood ahead of time: the book doesn’t just deal with making a great speech in general, but how to make a great speech in the exact context of the Mother of the Bride. This means that all the information and tips supplied are 100% relevant and useful.
One of the main selling-points of this book is the fact that you get to choose your own level of input. If you don’t feel like writing a speech from scratch, you don’t have to – Dan’s taken all the guesswork out of it, with twenty complete, professionally-written speeches written explicitly for the Mother of the Bride. (As one pleased customer testimonial says, ‘There are so many different scenarios involved, it’s virtually impossible to find one that doesn’t fit your own circumstances!’)
Every one of these speeches has been deliberately designed in a manner which enables you to pick and choose the aspects of each one that you like the best, and then meld them together into your own, personalized, version.
It’s incredibly simple: all you have to do is change the names and circumstances to suit your own, and voila – a perfect speech in moments.
WHAT DAN’S BOOK SUPPLIES YOU WITH
There’s a whole lot of information in this book, and all of it is detailed, relevant, current, and laid out in a user-friendly and logical way (in fact, the whole book’s so easy to digest that you can read it in an evening, get a full night’s sleep, and have written your speech by 9am the next morning!)
Despite the title, this package doesn’t just deal with the speech-making process: as you read on, a veritable plethora of other informational gems are revealed.
Let’s take a look at the contents:
+ 20 top-notch, polished, and highly entertaining speeches that I’ve already mentioned
+ More than one hundred quality (and very, very funny) toasts, quotes, jokes, and one-liners that you can paste into your speech as you choose
+ Specific, step-by-step instructions for writing your own speech, from preparation to delivery
+ Detailed information on speech delivery: how to come across like a professional speech-maker
+ Tips for quelling those inevitable stage-fright nerves
+ A complete protocol and etiquette for the Mother of the Bride, meaning that you can rise to any occasion with panache
And did I mention that the whole thing is instantly downloadable – within two minutes of making your payment (which, incidentally, is a piffling $19.95: currently reduced from its usual $49.95) the entire book, and all the bonus books, are on your computer awaiting perusal at your leisure.
DID SOMEBODY SAY BONUS BOOKS?
When you buy Mother of the Bride Speeches: Words of Love, you get a lot more than just the one book (although goodness knows, that’s certainly enough to meet any Mother of the Bride’s requirements!)
In addition, you get a tempting selection of bonus books:
Bridal Showers to Remember : an instantly-downloadable book packed with ideas for throwing an original and memorable bridal shower
The Bachelorette Party : an instantly-downloadable book, this one’s dedicated to the hen’s night: themes, cocktails, pranks, and harmless practical jokes to make sure your daughter’s hen’s night is outrageously funny and one-of-a-kind
Unstoppable Confidence : put together by a professional hypnotherapist, this audio program is guaranteed to melt away even the most persistent pre-speech nerves and boost your confidence levels sky-high. All you have to do is slip on your earphones, sit back, and feel your jitters dissolve away.
ALL THIS AND A PRIVATE CONSULTATION WITH THE EXPERT HIMSELF
Something else that I just couldn’t resist mentioning: a private, free email consultation with Dan Stevens himself.
If there are any questions that remain unanswered after reading the book, all you have to do is send Dan an email and you get a complete, personalized reply in return that’s specific to your query.
THE WHOLE PACKAGE, IN A NUTSHELL
All in all, I’m extremely impressed. This really is the complete package: everything you could need to deliver a professional-quality speech (and actually manage to have fun at the same time – something most people don’t normally equate with public speaking!)
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to any and all Mothers of the Bride. In fact, I’d go one further: this one’s unmissable. So don’t miss out!