Speech: How to effectively prepare for a wedding speech. Practice: Practice your speech to overcome your fear of public speaking. Elaborate: How to develop your speech and tweak the finer points. Engage: How to make the speech interesting and memorable. Cuff: Your speech should appear 'off the cuff' and not over rehearsed. Happy: Use this opportunity to create happy memories for the Bride and Groom. The ultimate goal is for you to leave the wedding party and their guests with a lasting memory of your speech.