Wedding speeches are one of the best parts of any wedding day, but if you’re the one giving a wedding speech then it can often be nerve-wracking.
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Wedding Speeches Example For Bride
This is an example of Wedding Speeches for the Bride.
Some may think that a bride making a speech is a little untraditional. But, as most of you will know, I never pass on an opportunity to make my voice heard and, as many wise people have told me, “If you want something done properly, do it yourself!” So here I am.
If you had told me a few years ago that at the age of 24 I would be marrying a bald-headed fella from Middlesbrough, I would have probably laughed at you… or run away! These past few weeks, many people have asked if I am nervous and the answer has always been yes. I have been petrified about falling on my face in front of a crowd of everyone I know, worried I’d say something silly in my vows, and stressing to plan a wedding that everyone would enjoy. Not once have I ever been nervous about marrying Jamie. I have never doubted whether I am doing the right thing because I just know that this is the man I will grow old with and, at least as he is already bald, I am not in for any nasty surprises.
If you had told me a few years ago that at the age of 24 I would be marrying a bald-headed fella from Middlesbrough, I would have probably laughed at you… or run away!
Now, to warn you, this is the bit of the speech where I start thanking everyone. Please make sure you have plenty in your glasses, although I doubt this will be an issue for table five! I want to issue lots of thanks. I am really grateful to everyone who has helped to make today possible. It turns out that whilst I tell everyone I am very laidback, the planning process has shown that I am a little fussier than I thought. So thank you to everyone for putting up with me! Especially my mum and Jamie! My mum has been to every appointment, she has helped me communicate my ideas, and has been a staunch supporter of making sure that everything about today reflects Jamie and me.
Jamie has done a very good job of supporting me with the planning, he has come up with his own ideas (although if you look around you won’t see a bouncy castle or any parmos – sorry babe!) He has put up with me stressing over the smallest of details and has feigned great interest in whether something is the right shade of sage. You’ve survived the hardest part Jam, it should all be easier from here – let’s hope!
Jamie has done a very good job of supporting me with the planning, he has come up with his own ideas (although if you look around you won’t see a bouncy castle or any parmos – sorry babe!)
I’d like to say a special thank you to Mum and Dad. Now, Mum has asked that I don’t make her cry. I never saw my mum as much of a crier until I started planning this wedding! My mum is fiercely protective, loyal and honest. She is the best person to have on your side and I am very grateful that biology has rendered her my permanent ally! My mum has always done everything she can for me and has pushed me to be my best. Mum, I really appreciate and love you very much.
My dad is the best dad that anyone could ever wish for and I am so lucky to call him mine. He has strong values, a high moral compass, and an unbelievable work ethic, all of which have inspired me to be the person that I am. I may now be married, Dad, but you were the first man I loved. You have set the bar high (good luck, Jamie!) and I promise to always be your little girl. Although, from now on, Dad, I’ll try to cost you less (again, good luck, Jamie!)
You have set the bar high (good luck, Jamie!) and I promise to always be your little girl. Although, from now on, Dad, I’ll try to cost you less.
My parents have been there for me from the beginning and always supported me. You have always made me feel loved and have encouraged my independence and I really appreciate everything you have done – not only to make today so special but to help me become the fantastic, beautiful and obviously humble person I am today, so thank you.
My parents have a special kind of love for each other. They can survive the biggest arguments, communicate without words and they share that deep-rooted love that somehow prevents my mum from murdering my dad when he snores! They have the kind of love that I hope we have years from now and you better hope so too, Jamie, because you’re definitely a snorer!
My parents have a special kind of love for each other. They can survive the biggest arguments, communicate without words and they share that deep-rooted love that somehow prevents my mum from murdering my dad when he snores!
Now onto more thank yous… can we have a big cheer for my beautiful bridesmaids, Taylor and Olivia?! These girls are not only stunning on the outside but they are thoughtful and inspiring young women who I couldn’t be more proud of. I also have two gorgeous flower girls, Chloe and Isabelle, who both look like princesses and behave like them too… most of the time! And my charming young page boys, Spencer and Alfie, you look really smart and I am extremely proud of you all.
I also have two gorgeous flower girls, Chloe and Isabelle, who both look like princesses and behave like them too… most of the time!
Dobbie, Rich, and Ben, I have to say thank you for being fantastic groomsmen. Jamie turned up on time, seems relatively calm, and is sober. So thank you – job done!
I’d also like to say a huge thank you to my new in-laws, you have been really supportive through this whole process and you have really welcomed me into your family. You have raised such an amazing person in Jamie and I promise you that I truly mean all of the vows we have made today and I will take great care of him. Although, he will have to wash his own smelly socks – I’m not touching them!
Although, he will have to wash his own smelly socks – I’m not touching them!
I also want to say a quick thank you to all the people who aren’t here today but are greatly missed. Firstly, Grandma Ina, she would have loved to have seen me get married and I would love to say she would approve of you Jamie but that was never certain with Grandma! She would have certainly kept you on your toes and probably made you shave your beard off. My Grandma Sheila and Grandad George would definitely have approved of you and loved you very much. While they are no longer here, Grandad’s sweet peas are. I would like to thank John for growing them and driving them all the way from Scotland, you have made me feel very happy and loved. Thank you. Please join me in raising a toast to absent family and friends.
There are so many people here that have influenced and supported Jamie and I and we want to thank you all. We were adamant that today we wanted to be surrounded by people we love, people who have watched us grow, and people who will be in our future. So well done, you have all made the cut! Thank you all for being part of this and we can only hope to do you all proud.
We were adamant that today we wanted to be surrounded by people we love, people who have watched us grow, and people who will be in our future. So well done, you have all made the cut!
Last, but certainly not least, I want to talk about my husband, wow! I have a husband! When I look at Jamie, all I see is love. Not only love for me, but he is just so natural at caring for people and I greatly admire that. He is passionate about justice and giving a voice to those who aren’t heard and I feel privileged to know him, never mind to be his wife.
Before I met Jamie, I spent a long time looking for something or someone who would make me a great person. Jamie has taught me that I don’t need to change to find greatness and he loves me for who I am and he makes me feel special every day. He has taught me that it is not who I am, but what I do that defines me. Although, I am pretty sure he stole that one from Batman! Jamie has all of the qualities I could ask for in a husband; he is considerate, he knows his own mind, he provides warmth and security, he challenges me, and he makes me happier than I ever thought I could be.
He has taught me that it is not who I am, but what I do that defines me. Although, I am pretty sure he stole that one from Batman!
The reason that our relationship works is that we are both just ourselves and love each other for the real people we are. Today, I don’t just feel like a bride, I don’t just feel like a wife, I feel complete and that is because I know I will always have Jamie by my side. So I want to raise a toast to my husband, the love of my life, to Jamie!
Wedding Speeches for Groom
This is an example of Wedding Speeches for the Groom.
‘I will try and keep this speech short because my new wife gets rather hangry.’
Thank Alan (Bride’s Father)
‘Firstly, I would like to thank Alan for his generous words, well done BIG MAN that was a cracking speech and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for not only giving me your beautiful daughter’s hand in marriage but for welcoming me into the family.’
Thank Alan & Jen (Bride’s Parents)
‘I’m so grateful to be able to call Alan & Jennifer my in-laws. For anyone who knows Amy, you know how kind, caring and compassionate she is. Thank you for raising your daughter to have the dignity, courage and endeavour she puts into her everyday life. Amy has told me many stories of her growing up, and at the backbone of each was the support and encouragement she received from you both. I’m sure she has made you proud, and I’m positive she will continue to do so.’
Thank Sarah & Carl (Groom’s Family)
‘As the only family members from my side, it’s extra special that you’ve been able to join us in our celebrations this weekend. Amy and I really appreciate your attendance and hope it wasn’t too treacherous a journey up and over Hadrian’s Wall from Englandshire. Thank you Auntie Sarah & Uncle Carl.’
Talk about Amy (Bride)
‘I’d like to turn everybody’s attention to the gorgeous lady sat next to me. I’m sure you will all agree that Amy looks beautiful today [CHEER].
‘Amy and I met in a boring Oil & Gas office, we were actually both working on the same project which was being constructed overseas, I was working a 6-2 rotation and Amy was making regular visits but each of her business visits seemed to clash with my rotational leave and we never crossed paths. It wasn’t until the hook-up phase back in Aberdeen before I first caught a glance of her.
‘At this stage in the project Amy and I had no interaction and I thought she was probably another stuck-up Process Engineer [LAUGH]. It wasn’t until I was sitting eating my lunch at my desk one day looking out the window, Amy pulled into the gravel car park like Colin McRae [LAUGH], jumped out of her car and was fumbling about in her boot. She shut it and was walking toward the building when suddenly her boot popped open again but she didn’t look back at her car – and there was my chance! [SMILE] I approached Amy to let her know her boot was open to which she took a beemer then scarpered off, and the rest was history.
She loves her cat Marvin even though he prefers me to her, she consistently goes out of her way to help people without expecting anything in return, she’s one of the kindest people I know and people tend to like her more than they like me.
‘I tried hard to put into words how I feel about Amy. What I’ve ended up with is a disorganised list of random observations about her. These were meant to be embellished into little anecdotes about why I love her, but it’s turned into a series of random thoughts. Regardless, here we go… She is really clumsy, she hates it when I don’t listen (which, judging by some of the looks she gives me, is most of the time), she doesn’t admit it but she can’t live without a fancy piece, cake or biscuit.
She hates that I dislike dancing anything other than Ceilidh dancing (I’m bricking it for our first dance), she loves exercise more than any normal person, she is open minded to my questionable music taste, she loves her cat Marvin even though he prefers me to her, she consistently goes out of her way to help people without expecting anything in return, she’s one of the kindest people I know and people tend to like her more than they like me.
‘Amy, when I first told you your boot was open, I couldn’t have imagined we would end up here just a few years later. I consider myself the luckiest man to be married to such a wonderful woman and I always will. I cherish every moment I spend with you and I look forward to spending the rest of our lives together. Could everybody please, before she changes her mind, raise their glasses to my outstanding new wife, Amy.’
Thank the Guests
‘On behalf of my Wife and I [CHEER] – welcome to the wonderful Drumtochty Castle! Thank you all for taking the time to come and celebrate with us today. We really appreciate the effort you have made to get here, especially those who have travelled a great distance, specifically the least German sounding German you’ll ever meet, Julia, flying in from sunny Hamburg. It means so much to be surrounded by all the people we love on our wedding day and we are grateful that you all managed to share this special day with us. Thank you also for the generosity you have shown us with the contributions we have received toward our Trailfinders Honeymoon. Amy and I are extremely humbled by your kindness and we look forward to spending the rest of the day with you all!’
Toast Absent Members
‘Unfortunately, it’s not been possible to have everyone we love with us today, but we know they’re here with us in spirit and not only in our thoughts today, but more importantly in our hearts. So, with them in mind, would you please all stand, raise your glasses, and join me in a toast to absent family & friends.’
‘Additionally, sending his apologies today is Amy’s cat, Marvin [LAUGH]. Marv is unable to attend such a busy event due to ongoing anxiety issues stemmed from his feuds with the “Black Cat” but wishes us a “Purrrrrfect Day”.
Thank the Venue
‘I would like to thank Nikki and all her staff here at Drumtochty for taking care of us this weekend, it really is a fabulous venue and we couldn’t be cared for more. You are excellent at what you do. Thank you kindly and keep up the great work.’
Thank Angus (Usher)
‘I would like to thank Angus for all your help today in assisting at the Church with the lighting, near non-existent heating and coordinating all the photography group shots. You’ve been a great help and Amy and I are very grateful for your support’.
Thank Kelly (Bridesmaid)
‘I’m sure you will all agree that the bridesmaid looks beautiful! We would like to say a special thank you to Amy’s bridesmaid Kelly who has been a never-ending help with wedding preparations over the past few months. We couldn’t have done it without you and we’re really grateful for all your help. The stunning wedding invitations you all received, the place names, favours, yes, handcrafted by the ever talented Kelly. However, I do like to think of the handmade invites as a joint effort, after all, I did stick the stamps on the envelopes! [LAUGH] Ladies and Gentlemen, please join me in raising your glasses…..to the bridesmaid.’
Scotty (Best Man)
‘Last but by no means least, the Best Man. Thanks for all your efforts in arranging my stag night…. And thanks for being a topper of a pal for the last 9 years….. If Scott cid sook as weel as he kin bla he’d mak a rare pump [LAUGH]. Aye, Scotty has an affa imagination and has a hard time remembering facts. He’s well educated in havering and I’m sure he will tell some unbelievable tales that dip in and out of reality. The best approach with Scotty is to assume it isnae true.
Hopefully his speech will be much like himsel, short and nae affa funny, and with that in mind, I’ll pass you ower ti, the one and only, 2x Scotland’s strongest man under 80kg, The Bestest of Best Men, Mr Scott.’
Wedding Speeches for Maid of Honour
This is an example of Wedding Speeches for the Maid of Honour.
Hello everyone. For those of you who don’t know me, which is very unlikely because I know more than half of the people here, my name is Evie and I’m Audrey’s little sister.
A few years ago we said that when each of us gets married, the other would be the maid of honour. So here I am, a couple of years later after a cute, weird, creative proposal from that odd bird over there, Martin. Sorry for the inside joke, it has come so far.
A few years ago we said that when each of us gets married, the other would be the maid of honour.
Audrey and I have been through a lot together and I love that I was a part of her journey here. All those train rides to and from work, lunches, trips to McDonald’s for chicken nuggets when one of us wasn’t too happy, every night out, every time we wrestled – and I won, of course. When I was younger, I could always crawl in her bed when I was scared of the movie that I said I could handle. Okay, maybe I still do that now and then. But, she never complains, even though I might take up more than half the bed.
Audrey, you are amazing. You have made me who I am today, and it would have been a boring journey without you. I love you with all that I am. And I’m really, really happy for you that you found someone who is just as weird and crazy as you are.
You have made me who I am today, and it would have been a boring journey without you. I love you with all that I am.
Wedding Speeches Example for Father of the Bride
The is an example of Wedding Speeches for the Bride’s father.
“Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen!
It’s my great pleasure and privilege to welcome you all here today, at this amazing venue, on such a glorious day, to celebrate the marriage of Steven and my beautiful daughter Scarlett.
We are very grateful for all of you coming here today to be part of this very special occasion, and especially to those that have travelled great distances to be here, quite literally from all corners of the world. So we should think of it not just as a great occasion for us but also for the worlds major airlines, whose profits, I’m sure have taken a big boost.
So, Scarlett is obviously my only daughter and this is the only chance I’ll have to make a Father of the Bride speech. So naturally over the years I’ve spent quite a lot of time thinking about exactly what I wanted to say when this moment arrived. But then last night I was chatting to Scarlett and she said “Dad, you can say whatever you like about me in your speech, just don’t embarrass me”. So I had to rip the whole thing up and start again. I’ve printed this off the internet this morning so I hope it works out OK.
But Scarlett you are looking truly stunning today, I’m certain we’d all agree. But beauty is only one of Scarlett’s many attributes, she is also fiercely loyal, totally dependable, fun loving and friendly. All of which, I’m absolutely certain, will make her a perfect partner. Steven I think you are very lucky man.
I was also going to say that Scarlett is quite “low maintenance”, another great attribute, she is easily pleased and doesn’t hanker after the most expensive things in life. But that was obviously before the wedding preparations started. So I’m now probably going to have to rethink that one.
She is a perfect young lady who I am very proud to have as my daughter and I’m sure Steven will also be equally proud to call his wife. At this point, I think it’s also traditional to extol the virtues and intelligence of the groom and I have copious notes. But I’m sorry Steven I just cant read your writing.
I’ll never forget the day 18 months or so ago when I got a message from Steven saying he needed to speak to me. We were about to go on a ski holiday together so I assumed he wanted advice on what type of ski boots to hire, or something like that. But instead I was completely stunned when he asked for my permission to marry Scarlett. Who said that the age of chivalry is dead?
I did ask him what his Plan B was in case I said no and he didn’t have one! So that was a bit disappointing, he’s normally much better prepared than that.
But seriously, I’ve known Steven for a number of years now we’ve spent quite a number of holidays together and I’ve come to know him well.. He’s a great credit to his parents and family and I genuinely can’t think of a better person to have as a son in law.
So, both Steven and Mike are looking a little bit nervous now….. don’t worry I’m not going to reveal any details of the unfortunate sparkling water incident. Or maybe he’s feeling nervous because he knows he has his speech to make …. But I think the real reason is, with some of the guests, we’ve got here, he’s concerned about the size of the bar bill. If Thursday night is anything to go by then a free bar is a very courageous thing to provide. So let’s hear it for Steve and Mike!
Anyway, I’m just the warm up act and we have a long line up of prestigious speakers to come so I’ll finish off with a piece of wisdom.
A great philosopher once said…. A man who gives in when he is wrong is a very wise man but a man who gives in when he’s right is “married”. Never a truer word spoken in jest.
So ladies and gentlemen, It is my very great pleasure to propose the first toast to the happy couple. Scarlett and Steven, here’s to a long and wonderful life together. To Scarlett and Steven.”
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