I absolutely abhor speaking publicly. I won’t say I’m terrible at giving speeches or lectures, because for some ridiculous reason I’ve been gifted with a strong, steady voice in the face of public humiliation. My best friend is getting married soon and she’s asked, if I wouldn’t mind, preparing a speech. Of course I said yes, it’s her wedding, I love her to death and we’ve been friends since we were 11.
I’m now trying to work out exactly what I should say. The guy she’s marrying is a great guy too, so I don’t want to screw it up. Giving lectures is an absolute dream in comparison to the scary task of speaking at a wedding. There’s a fine balance to a good wedding speech – it’s got to be humourous, sentimental, complimentary and most importantly, not bore everyone to tears. We’ve been friends for so long and she’s done so much for us, where do I even begin to put it into words what an awesome person she is?
This could be the most important thing I ever write and I’m terrified of buggering it up!