Wedding Speech : The Wedding Ceremony

1246 Words Feb 8th, 2016 5 Pages
The Wedding
People are often confronted to do things that push us out of our comfort zones. We also tend to try to break out of these situations without upsetting or disappointing anyone; however, we generally end up carrying out these things, despite our actual preferences. One of these predicaments for me was being inquired to sing during my cousin’s wedding. Don’t get me wrong, I adore singing, just not in front of people. And yes, that includes a massive church full of people. I have acquired only a limited amount of experience where I have had to perform in front of groups of people by myself, excluding cantering during mass at church. Maybe a few talent shows in elementary school and singing the National Anthem every once in awhile, but those neglected to help me overcome my stage fright.
When my cousin, Emily Jones (soon-to-be-Dent), asked me to perform in her wedding ceremony, I was honored and extremely nervous at the same time. Of course I responded yes because I didn’t wish to let anyone down. Being offered was wonderful, and definitely surprising, mostly because she could have asked many of our other shared family members who are much stronger singers compared to me. Along with me singing, one of my other cousins, Mark, would play the song on the guitar while all of our other cousins be doing other tasks such as greeting or ushering a guest to their seat. My cousin performing with me did help my uneasiness slightly by knowing that I wouldn’t be all by…
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