When was the last time any of us had to write a speech, use palm cards, or put together a slide show presentation? More than likely it was at school or university.

Speaking to the assembled guests at the reception is not the end-of-term exam or dreaded sales pitch to clients you think it might be (unless of course you’re still to win over the in-laws), it’s the perfect time to talk with family and friends, share with them how you feel and to tell your partner what they mean to you.

So, rather than imagining everyone in their underwear to combat nerves, remember that all your loved ones are gathered in the one place to wish you both well for the future, and have already given you full marks before you’ve even said a word.