If just the thought of standing in front of hundreds of people and reciting a handwritten speech makes your palms sweaty, we've got some good news for you. No, it doesn't save you from public speaking itself, MOHs, but it can take the stress of writing an eloquent wedding speech off your plate. Which, hey, is half the battle anyway. Brooklyn-based writers Marisa Polansky and Kristine Keller recently launched Speech Tank, a company that'll cure your writing woes.
The company, which specializes in "one-of-a-kind speeches for every occasion you could think of," according to InStyle, was conceptualized after the pair of wordsmiths received endless requests from friends who were struggling to write up a unique and memorable wedding speech of their own. And the rest is history.
For bridal-party attendants who are gearing up for a toast and don't know how to put their thoughts into words, here's how to take advantage of Speech Tank's services. InStyle writes:
"The process begins with a free consultation phone call when you will discuss with Polansky and Keller the kind of assistance you may need. It can be anything from creating a speech from scratch to asking them to take a final look at something you've already written. If you are completely speechless, though, (pun intended) then just consider the complete package, which includes a consultation, a draft, and a revision."
With so many rules and all of the expectations that go along with creating a wedding toast, an already-stressed-out MOH can begin to feel super overwhelmed with the whole process. Luckily, Polansky and Keller are here to save the day. "When you've got a lifetime of memories with someone, it can be hard to pick your best ones," Keller told the fashion site. "Speech Tank helps decide what to include and what's best left on the cutting room floor. If your story doesn't relate to your theme, cut cut cut. And if you're sad to see it go, then write it in a card for the bride and groom!"
Polansky also has a word of advice for speech givers: "Consider your strengths.... Are you laugh out loud funny? Quick with pearls of wisdom? A killer storyteller? Think about where you excel and head in that direction. A great speech doesn't have to do it all, it just has to do one thing well—really well."
We can toast to that!