So, you have been asked to speak at your best friend’s, sibling’s or relative’s wedding and are a little nervous about pulling something together for the big day. Don’t worry, writing a good wedding speech is much easier than it sounds. You have been asked to give a speech to an attentive audience, about a subject they love, and everyone is excited to hear what you have to say. You don’t have to spend any time winning the audience over since you have already been given the seal of approval by the bride and groom. It is surprisingly easy to wow the crowd as we will detail in this guide to writing a simply stellar wedding speech.

Wedding Speeches

Take a few deep breaths, follow this outline below, and you will make the married couple proud.

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Our wedding date, July 03, 2016, is getting closer and closer! The next big event before my wedding is my bridal shower and I couldn't be more excited! My mom is hosting my bridal shower for me and she let me choose the theme and venue. I'm really excited to see how things pan out. I'm planning on having my bridal shower in June, a month before my wedding. It will be an intimate event at The Villa in Woodland Hills. My mom, cousin, and I went to brunch there and I fell in love with the scenery. It is perfect for a bridal shower. The Privato is a private room up a gorgeous staircase with a cozy fireplace and furnished balcony. It feels like home!

Vine Garden

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As one of the Harsanik.com Bride's Story winners, I was generously gifted a $500 gift card to use for the services of Abraham's Lincoln Limousine. I contacted Abraham's Lincoln Limo several months ago and inquired about their pricing. Almost immediately, I received an e-mail with the pricing guide. Given that Serj and I have such a large wedding party, we knew that we would want a party bus. The difficult part was figuring out how long we needed it for.

Abraham's Lincoln Limo

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Bridal shoes are an important part of every bride's overall look. They not only complete her outfit but add a personal touch to her bridal look. Although every bride has her own idea of dream shoes, there a few guidelines to remember when choosing your shoes. To help you get started, we've put together 8 tips on how to choose your bridal shoes and featured some of our favorites. 

Bridal Shoes

Photo by Rene Zadori Photography

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Shant and Datevig's wedding at Taglyan Cultural Complex is simply timeless! From their fairytale proposal story to their stunning wedding, we have all the details and we're very excited to share them with you. 

Shant and Datevig Featured Wedding

Shant and Datevig met in junior high and went to high school together. They were distant friends and had a crush on each other at one point but it never went any further than that. It wasn't until they went to the same university, University of California Irvine that they started to spend more time with each other. Shant would always help Datevig with her math homework and he would always help her finish all her class work even before he started on his own. The more time they spent together the more they realized they had in common.

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Feeling beautiful and healthy is one of the most important factors for every bride on their wedding day. With all the planning, it's important to set aside time for yourself and start your health and beauty preparations in advance. This way, better results are reached, there are no unexpected surprises, and there's less stress closer to the big day. Here are some Bridal Beauty tips to prepare for the wedding day.

1. Face

Keeping your face looking smooth, clean, and vibrant for your big day is important. Everything from your eyes, lips, to your smile needs attention. Get a lot of sleep, use eye cream, get facials, exfoliate your lips, use whitening strips, and don't eat a lot of salt. Most important drink a lot of water! It is very important that you don't test products or have facials close to the wedding. Start treatments early to find what's right for you.

Facial at Montage

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Veils are the perfect finishing touch for your bridal look. Historically, veils were worn to protect the bride from evil spirits and later as a symbol of purity and chastity. Nowadays, brides continue to wear veils as a tradition and a fashion piece. Your options for choosing a veil are limitless; accordingly we've done our research and put together tips on how to choose your bridal veil.

Bridal Veils Photo by Jay Jay Studios

Photo by Jay Jay Photography

Your bridal veil is meant to complement and complete your look. When choosing your veil you must consider the length, style, details and color of your gown; Your hairstyle and accessories; Your height; and your personality. Here are few general tips to keep in mind: 

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Christine and Garo got married on November 07, 2015 at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral followed by a reception at Metropol Banquet Hall. The couple shared their love story, proposal, wedding planning and all the details of their beautiful, traditional Armenian wedding and we’re very excited to share with you!

Christine and Garo Featured Wedding

Before we get into the wedding details, Christine shares their story. Here is what she said...

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Armond and Ani had a traditional Armenian wedding with a modern twist as they got married on October 03, 2015 at a private ranch, Desert Ridge Estate, in Indio! From all the traditions to the stunning details, we're very excited to share the details of this beautiful wedding by Vic Studios Photography.

Armond and Ani Featured Wedding

Armand and Ani met on July 28, 2014 at the bank that Ani works at. After a few months of dating, Armond proposed to Ani at their favorite restaurant, Commonwealth in Burbank, on April 23, 2015.

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Colors are an important part of wedding planning as they set the theme and mood of the event. Some couples may have their dream wedding colors in mind while others may choose depending on the location, season, or other details. Either way, it's beneficial to know the season's trends for that year in order to help set a direction and choose your wedding colors.

Every year, Pantone reports the colors of the season. For Spring 2016, the colors are much brighter and happier, yet comforting and calm, transforming us to a more positive and optimistic place. We searched Pinterest for inspirations for each color and created the following color boards to help you choose your favorite.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz Color Board 

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