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WEDDING SPEECH SAMPLES

 
 
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SAMPLE SPEECHES
 
BROTHER OF THE BRIDE
SISTER OF THE BRIDE
FATHER OF THE BRIDE 
ENGAGEMENT PARTY
BRIDE
GROOMS BROTHER
GROOMS SISTER
THE GROOM
BRIDESMAID

 

SAMPLE BRIDESMAID SPEECH

Today weíve come together to finally see Jen get married. Of course we all are shocked, because who in their right mind would actually choose to be with her forever? For this reason, we have to recognize how caring and considerate Michael is. Any guy who doesnít run the other way deserves a medal!

All jokes aside, I could not be happier. Jen is not just my best friend, but she is my sister. We have done everything together Ė from preschool play dates to college parties. Although many friends drift apart during this time, college actually brought us closer. 

We spent the summer before UMASS terrified at the thought of leaving home. We had never done our own laundry, bought our own food, or gotten out of bed in the morning without our moms screaming! These were all new experiences, and I couldnít have been happier that we shared it together. After all, we were surrounded with boys, alcohol, and an abundance of junk food. Twenty pounds later and boyfriend less, we stuck together as a team and took on the world. 

While college was a learning experience, it also was the meeting ground for Jen and Michael. At the time I was dating his roommate and I could not bear the thought of being the only one with a boyfriend! I pushed Jen to come along with me one night, and the rest was history. Ironically, my boyfriend and I split the next day, while Jen was only beginning the rest of her life with Mike. Little did she know that she was going to marry him!

Since I have known Jen for almost my entire life, I know everything about her. I know what makes her tick, what puts a smile on her face, and what she really needs in a relationship. Late night talks always made me realize that she needed someone who was caring, sweet, and an overall fun person to be around. When she met Mike, I instantly knew that he could very well be the one for her. He always treated her like gold, and made all of her friends and family feel so special.

Although I love Jen to death and want the very best for her, I also want Michael to be happy. I have no doubt in my mind that they will spend the rest of their lives together. When two people generate such a warm feeling around them wherever they go, you know automatically that something is right. I would never give Jen my approval unless I knew that the boy was boyfriend material. In Mikeís case, I knew that he was more than just a boyfriend.

I would like to make a toast to my best friend. Through rough times and great memories, we will always be the infamous duo. Regardless if Jen moves away and starts a family, I know that I will still be such a large part of her life. We have been best friends forever, and I donít see that changing any time soon.

Jennifer, I love you as if you were my sister. I could not have picked a better man for you. Michael, you have found the best woman in the world. I know for a fact that is one of a kind and beautiful inside and out. Take care of her, and make sure that she is happy.

I love you both! Congratulations on your successful relationship and a long lasting marriage!

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SISTER OF THE BRIDE HELP

The sister of the bride speech process isnít all that difficult really; you just need to break it down. If you arenít the maid of honor you may just need to make a quick sister speech at the wedding and then you can pass on the microphone to the next family member to let them sweat a bit! Still, you should have something planned so that your nerves donít get the best of you. Your speech neednít be overly polished or cheesy if that is not your style, then again if you want to get sentimental you can!

Itís a good idea to start out with formal congratulations. You can tell the bride and the groom that you were just as nervous as they were, and that you are glad that all of their hard work and planning has turned out so beautifully. Your sister may like hearing from you that things look great, and are exactly as she planned. Then, youíll want to make the speech more personal, since this is your sister that you are speaking to. If you have a story about weddings from when you were young, like how you used to share your fantasy wedding ideas with one another or something like that it will spark fond memories for your sister and share a little something with the rest of the family and friends and the reception. Personalizing the speech is important, because you arenít just that fifth cousin who was invited; you are the sister of the bride!

To close the speech you can tell your sister that you can only hope to look as beautiful as she does when you get married, if you arenít already. Also, welcome your new brother in law to the family. If you share a common sense of humor donít hesitate to make a few clean jokes and then congratulate the couple and pass the torch to the next family member so that they can express their congratulations as well.

Here are some great wedding toasts to the bride and groom that you can use for your wedding speech:

Marriage: A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves - making in all, two.

May the roof above you never fall in and may you both never fall out.

To the lamp of love - may it burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial.

May 'for better or worse' be far better than worse.

Remember that if you ever put your marital problems on the back burner they are sure to boil over.

Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married.

Many sisters feel as though they need to write some prose or something to that effect for a sister of the bride wedding speech, but that is not necessary. Of course, if you want to write a poem for the new couple, that would be great and very sincere. But, you can go casual and simply tell your sister and brother in law that you are happy for them! Since you are the sister, toast wedding congratulations and a bit more and you are off the hook. Just make it sincere and let both your sister and your brother in law know that you are happy for them, in whatever style most suits both you and them.
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BROTHER OF THE BRIDE
SISTER OF THE BRIDE
FATHER OF THE BRIDE 
ENGAGEMENT PARTY
BRIDE
GROOMS BROTHER
GROOMS SISTER
THE GROOM
BRIDESMAID
 

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HELP FOR THE BROTHER OF THE BRIDE

The BROTHER of the bride speech process isnít all that difficult really; you just need to break it down. If you arenít IN the BRIDAL PARTYr you may just need to make a quick BROTHER speech at the wedding and then you can pass on the microphone to the next family member to let them sweat a bit! Still, you should have something planned so that your nerves donít get the best of you. Your speech neednít be overly polished or cheesy if that is not your style, then again if you want to get sentimental you can!

Itís a good idea to start out with formal congratulations. You can tell the bride and the groom that you were just as nervous as they were, and that you are glad that all of their hard work and planning has turned out so beautifully. Your sister may like hearing from you that things look great, and are exactly as she planned. Then, youíll want to make the speech more personal, since this is your sister that you are speaking to. If you have a story about weddings from when you were young, like how you used to share your fantasy wedding ideas with one another or something like that it will spark fond memories for your sister and share a little something with the rest of the family and friends and the reception. Personalizing the speech is important, because you arenít just that fifth cousin who was invited; you are the BROTHER of the bride!

To close the speech you can tell your sister how beautiful as she is.  Also, welcome your new brother in law to the family. If you share a common sense of humour donít hesitate to make a few clean jokes and then congratulate the couple and pass the torch to the next family member so that they can express their congratulations as well.

Here are some great wedding toasts to the bride and groom that you can use for your wedding speech:

Marriage: A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves - making in all, two.

May the roof above you never fall in and may you both never fall out.

To the lamp of love - may it burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial.

May 'for better or worse' be far better than worse.

Remember that if you ever put your marital problems on the back burner they are sure to boil over.

Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married.
HELP FOR SISTER OF THE BRIDE
HELP FOR THE BROTHER OF THE BRIDE
SAMPLE SPEECHES
 
BROTHER OF THE BRIDE
SISTER OF THE BRIDE
FATHER OF THE BRIDE 
ENGAGEMENT PARTY
BRIDE
GROOMS BROTHER
GROOMS SISTER
THE GROOM
BRIDESMAID
 

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BROTHER OF THE BRIDE SPEECH

SAMPLE SPEECH

Hi everyone. I am deeply honored to be giving this speech. I would like to begin by thanking you all for coming and giving your blessings to my little sister and her new groom. 

I canít believe my little sister is married. I still remember when she was born. I was in second grade. My dad took me out of school early and told me that I was about to become a big brother. We rushed to the hospital and into my momís room. After lots of screaming, Taylor was born.


After they cleaned her up, I held her in my arms for the first time. I help her tiny body in my arms and looked down at her. To this day, I still claim that Taylor looked into my eyes and, for a brief moment, a smile crossed her small face. 
As she got older, we would play more. One of my favorite memories from our childhood is reading to her every night as she sat in my lap, intently and wonderfully listening to the story.

When she entered middle school, boys came into the picture. In our town, the middle school sat next to the high school. I felt it was my duty as the older brother to keep watch of the boys that she talked to before and after school, a habit that my sister was not pleased I had picked up.

One time, when Taylor was a freshman in high school, she was going on a date with one of the schoolís star lacrosse players. He arrived as my sister was finishing her make up, or hair or whatever it is you girls do, so I answered the door. I sat her date down in the living room and interrogated him before I made him leave, flustered and red-faced. Taylor was livid, but I didnít think he was good enough for my little sister. He wasnít the best, and she deserves the best.

Finally, I met ďthe best.Ē I had been hearing about Peter for months before Taylor finally let me meet him. I guess she was worried that I would scare him away, too. We finally met at Thanksgiving dinner last year. He pulled up to the house in his motorcycle, and I immediately had an uneasy feeling. But throughout dinner, I saw a look in my sisterís eyes that I had never seen before. It was a loom of complete happiness. I saw that he looked at her the way had when I held her in my arms as a newborn. He looked at her with a love that could be unmatched by anything in the world. 

It was at that moment that I realized that I no longer needed to protect Taylor, but that the job was passed on to someone else.

So congratulations to Taylor and Peter. I would not be standing here, giving them my blessing if I did not believe that Peter is the perfect husband for my little sister.

I love you, sis. Iíve never seen you look more beautiful and radiant than you do today.

Congratulations, to both of you.
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SAMPLE SPEECH SISTER OF THE BRIDE


Ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for coming here today and honoring my sister and her new husband on the day of their wedding.

My older sister and I have been planning our weddings since we were little girls. It began when she was in third grade and I was in first. Our Aunt Sue was getting married to her high school sweet heart. We spent the morning of the wedding twirling our dresses and pretending to be the brides to be. The wedding itself was beautiful. I, but Marissa especially, was in awe of the celebration. For weeks, all she could talk about was the cake, the flowers, and especially, the long, white dress.

Everyday after that wedding, weíd scarf down our snacks after school and race up to our room to look through bridal magazines that we bought with our allowances. We both had scrapbooks full of wedding ideas, but Marissaís was particularly extensive. She had everything picked out; right down to the napkins she wasnít placed on the tables at the reception.

Marissa and Scottís wedding today was more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. Knowing that she has finally gotten to live her dream wedding makes me eternally happy for her.

When middle school came, boys soon came into the picture as well. I couldnít be bothered with the other sex. Marissa, however, loved boys. She was a hopeless romantic. She would watch romantic movies and then act out the love scenes with our mothersí mannequin that she used for sewing. Marissa would wrap her arms around the neck of the mannequin and pretend she was slow dancing with her dream man underneath a star-lit sky. I think subconsciously she was on the lookout for a groom to complete her wedding dreams and help them come true.

And here he is! When I first met Scott, I knew he was perfect for my big sister. His love for poetry, the night sky and chick flicks were obvious tip-offs that he is a hopeless romantic, just like my sister.

Though the days of playing with dolls and planning out weddings is over, I still hold these memories deep within my heart. My sister is a grown woman now, and happier than I have seen her before. Since meeting Scott, she has become more confident with herself. She has learned to enjoy life and take risks. A certain radiant air hangs around her now, and words cannot describe how happy I am for that. 

Marissa, you look beautiful, and words cannot describe how happy I am that you finally got to have your dream wedding and dream groom. I can only hope to look half as beautiful as you do today, and have a ceremony half as amazing.

I love you with all my heart and wish you and Scott a lifetime of happy memories together. Treat each other well, be open and honest, and most importantly, donít lose your attraction to the romance the night sky brings.

Congratulations!
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FATHER OF THE BRIDE 


Presenting a great father of the bride toast may very well be one of the most difficult things you ever do. Even if you love the man that your daughter has chosen to marry, youíll be full of emotion and you might have difficulty finding the right words to say. The best thing you can really do is to tap into the emotion and find the words before the big day. That way you can wish you wedded daughter and your new son in law the best with the exact words that you would want to use. The father of the bride toast is a very formal moment that will allow you to say all of the things that you want your daughter and your son in law to know, but you may never again take the time to say.

WRITE IT DOWN
First, you might want to try some stream of conscious writing where you basically sit down in front of your computer or with a pen and paper and write down all of your thoughts. Donít worry about spelling, flow, or repeating yourself; just get all of your feelings out there. After you have everything written down you can then comb over what you have written and decide what will stay and what will go. You might not want to get too sappy, so cross out those items right away. If you donít care about getting sappy, then leave those ones in play. Think about what you would like your daughter to hear and what you think she may like to hear from you. Also think about what you would like your son in law and what he might want to hear from you. Once you have everything written down you can sort of hone in on the tone of the speech and go from there. Think about advice on marriage, dreams, and hopes of yours for the new couple, and your happiness for both the bride and the groom and let these thoughts guide your your speech at your daughter's wedding.

OPENING
Starting a speech at the wedding is often the most difficult time because until you have that direction you really donít have anything to guide you. To get you warmed up and make sure that all of the guests are paying attention, you can simply welcome all of the guests to the reception and thank them for coming to share your daughterís big day. Since the mother and father of the bride typically are the hosts of the wedding reception it isnít out of line for the father of the bride to welcome and thank those that are in attendance, and it serves as a great icebreaker. You can then talk about what you had imagined your daughterís wedding day would be, mention the first time you saw the newly wedded couple together, or comment on the beauty of your daughter this particular day.

CLOSING
Now that youíve figured out your general theme and youíve opened up with a welcoming, shared some hopes, thoughts and dreams for the new couple, youíll need to come up with a great closing. You can thank everyone for coming again, and then also thank your daughter and your son in law for allowing you to be part of what will be an unforgettable day.

SAMPLE SPEECH
Hi, Iím John, Jenniferís father. I have been waiting for this moment for twenty five years, and I must say that it is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. Although it is overwhelming to give your daughter away, it is so satisfying to know that she is marrying one of the greatest men Iíve ever met. If I had to choose someone for her to be with, I would not pick anyone else. 

Jennifer has always been the type of person to find a good quality in everyone. Even when she was a little girl, she had such a large amount of compassion that it blew me away. 
From the time she was old enough to go to school; Jennifer made friends with every single person in her class. It didnít matter if one child was not popular, or if the other was too quiet, she found the best in every student that year. It surprised me that she was so sensitive, yet made people feel like they had known her for years.

Since she has always had that quality, I was not surprised when she went into nursing. She thrived off of the fact that she could help people and save their lives. From that moment, she worked more for other people than herself. I always wished she would find a husband so she could do more for herself. Luckily, I introduced John to Jennifer when he started working for my company. I wanted someone who was just as warm hearted as her, but still had a great work ethic and a sense of determination. Even though Jennifer was appalled at the fact that I, her father, set her up on a date, I think she can thank me for it now. After all, I am the perfect matchmaker!

Jennifer, although I have been cringing at the thought of letting you go, I could not be happier for my little girl. I have watched you go through school, around the clock internships, boyfriends, and breakups, and now I know that it was all worth it. I only wish the best for the both of you, and I know that you will have a beautiful marriage that will never once waiver. 

John, I am confident that you will take care of my daughter. You have been a dear friend and co-worker of mine for years now, and since day one my impression of you has not once changed. Thank you for treating my daughter like gold. I know in my heart that you will be the perfect match, regardless of what happens later in life.

For this reason, I would like to make a toast. John and Jennifer, may the future bring you happiness, wisdom, and children so I can be a grandfather! But in all seriousness, I give you my whole hearted blessing and I know you two will last a lifetime. I am so happy that this day has finally come.

Congratulations John and Jennifer!

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THE BRIDE

You would think that a bride speech would come to a woman quite easily on her wedding day, but sometimes the experience can be so overwhelming that a bride finds herself at a loss for words. This is the reason that it is a good idea to plan ahead for your brideís speech so that you can express yourself the way you want to and really say what you want to say.

Example bride speeches are a good way to get your head and heart in the right place so that you can express your feelings to the groom, to your family, and to all of your friends that are present. 

A bridal speech is something that is best written over a period of time, so take your time writing your speech so that it is something that is truly unique to you and your wedding. Many brides simply choose not to make a bridal speech, but a speech is a great way to thank those that have come and celebrated your day with you. Bride toasts are not necessary, but they can be a beautiful part of the wedding experience.

Getting started with your brideís speech is often the most difficult part of putting together a speech. Knowing how to start something off in a way that will really articulate all of the emotions that are felt during this very special time in your life is important. If you are a very humorous person and that is how those that you know and love know you best, donít hesitate to bring humor into your introduction. Anything to sort of break the ice and get warmed up is a good idea. You can always open your speech by welcoming your guests and thanking them for sharing your day with you. Another great idea is to introduce yourself with your married name, which people will get a kick out of. The introduction neednít be anything very eloquent; it just needs to be something that will get the attention of those at your wedding ceremony or reception and to get you going on the right track!

NOW THAT YOU'VE WARMED UP
Once youíve warmed up you can tell your guests and your husband how long youíve been dreaming of this day and how everything has come together just as you had imagined it would. It is a good idea to express the love and adoration you feel for your husband, and convey how much you are looking forward to sharing the future with him. This will be a touching moment that you and your husband will remember forever. You can also take the time to thank your parents and your in-laws for the help that they gave you realizing the wedding of your dreams. This is the time to say everything you hope for the future and to thank everyone for their help and good wishes.


CLOSING STATEMENTS
Closing your bride speech can be as difficult as opening, if you donít plan for it. You can get trapped in one of those bad bride toasts that goes on and on and never ends. You can simply hold up your glass, if you have one, and toast to your future. You can also tell your husband that you are looking forward to the future with him and that you canít wait for tomorrow, your first full day as his wife. Closing can be eloquent, funny, or just a toast to the future and to your marriage. Example bride speeches can give you a great sense of all of the great things that you can say to close your brideís speech easily.
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ENGAGEMENT PARTY SPEECH

Hi everyone. Thank you very much for coming to our engagement party. It truly means a lot to Adam and me that you all came to support us. As you already know, we recently became engaged, and we want to celebrate this exhilarating and special time in our lives with all of you, our closest family and friends. 

Adam and I hit it off the minute we met. We met in college. We were both orientation leaders so we were living in the same building and working together almost everyday for the entire summer after our freshmen year. Our relationship began with some innocent flirting; a hug here and there, a secret smile, etc.

After a while we started watching episodes of Friends that he had on DVD in his room. From there things got cozier, and we watched Friends together every night throughout the summer. Finally, and we began dating. He took me to the beach after our last day of work. As we were walking along the beach, bathed in dim light from the moon, Adam took me by the hand, looked into my eyes and asked me to be his girlfriend.
Yeah, I know what youíre all thinking; ďAwww!Ē. While a little syrupy sweet, it did the trick. Ever since that summer six years ago Iíve known that Adam is the one for me. We explore life together, share our ups and downs, and really connect.

Adam- Thank you very much. Youíve shown me so many things about myself that I would never have realized if it werenít for you. Thank you for always pushing me, showing me that I can do whatever I set my mind to. Thank you for living life with me. Our little ďadventuresĒ of kayaking, hiking, white-water rafting remind me how much fun we have together. Thank you for sitting on the couch with me when Iím sick. Thank you for bringing me back to reality when I begin to get unnecessarily stressed. Thank you for laying with me, pretending to enjoy whatever chick flick I have put on for the night. Most of all, thank you for filling my life with joy and happiness.

It is because of this, what we do for each other, that weíre getting engaged. Adam and I recently took a trip to Europe. He proposed to me on the balcony of our hotel room, overlooking the lights of Paris. It was the single, most happy moment of my life. There is not a doubt in my mind that I want to marry this man beside me.

So thank you, everyone, for coming to celebrate this event. Adam and I cannot wait until we see all of you at are wedding, when we will become man and wife. It really means a lot to us that we have your support in this. It shows that you look at us and see a couple who is truly in love, and should be together for the rest of their lives. 
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SISTER OF THE BRIDE
FATHER OF THE BRIDE 
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BRIDE
GROOMS BROTHER
GROOMS SISTER
THE GROOM
BRIDESMAID
 

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GROOMS BROTHER

Thank you all for allowing me to stand up here and honor my little brother and his beloved new wife, Allison.

I am very happy that Pat has found love. I myself have been married for eight years, and know what a powerful and life-altering emotion love is. 
If you saw Pat walking down the street, you would think he was a tough guy. His sculpted muscles and rough, grizzly face would lead you to believe that he is looking for a punching bag. However, being his big brother, Iíve seen his different layers, as Iím sure Allison has also.

Pat began playing football in middle school. He quickly became the quarterback, and lived his days as the star player for the Eagles. It was during this time that Pat began to meet the girls. Up until this point, Pat had tried to keep up his image as the tough little fighter, even around myself and the rest of our family. However, when girls came into the equation, the faÁade could no longer be upheld around some people, including myself.

I still remember those moonlit nights when Pat would come into my room before bed. We would sit and talk for hours each night until our eyelids started to close and we both began to fall asleep.

One conversation that we had while he was in ninth grade and I was in 12th still sticks out in my mind. ďGirls like romantic stuff, right?Ē he asked me. I told him they did. ďWell, whatís something simple I can do for a girl without scaring her away? I want to take her to the homecoming dance.Ē

It was in these moments of vulnerability and curiousness that Patís real self shone through. He was no longer a tough guy, but a guy with a softer, caring romantic side to him.

Throughout the years, I saw this side of Pat more. I saw his many layers and parts of him that Alison has since fallen in love with. Today he is no longer a big football stud-sorry buddy- but his muscles are still cut and his smile is still grizzly.

I am here to let Pat know that I am happy and proud that he has found someone else to spend those moonlit nights with, talking about life and love, his curiosities and his fears. Though it is sad, I am happy that Pat has someone in his life now who he can share these things with. Although it is bittersweet, thereís no woman I would rather have him share these talks with than Alison.

Every since Pat met Alison, he has changed. No longer is everything about himself anymore. His life is dedicated to this wonderful woman, his new bride. Behind his roughness is an unconditional love for someone. This is the most powerful emotion a human being can feel. 

I want to congratulate my little brother and my new sister-in-law. Congratulations on finding the emotion that is toughest to find. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. 
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GROOMS SISTER


Ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for allowing me to stand before you and honor my brother and his new bride.

Andrew and I didnít always get along growing up. I once asked him when it was that we started fighting. ďWhen you learned to talk,Ē was his reply.

When we were younger, we played the typical childhood board games. Weíd sprawl out in the middle of our living room with Monopoly or Guess Who in front of us.

I always tried by hardest to win, to beat my big brother, but always ended up disappointed as I walked away the loser, after he outsmarted me, time and again. However, seeing my disappointment, I he would always ask for a rematch, and I always just happened to win. It must have been magic!

Christmas mornings I would wake up no later than 5 oíclock in the morning, excited to see what Santa had brought us. The rule was we couldnít wake our parents up before 8 oíclock, so I would burst into Andrewís room and wake him up. He was less than thrilled. However, he would always get over it and his caring side would shine through. Heíd put aside the fact that he was angry about his wake up call and keep me busy, coloring or playing games with me. It is this side of him that assures me he will treat Emily well, with kindness and compassion. I know he will care for her even more than he cared for me.

In my eyes, my big brother was always amazing. One time he brought a shark home from school that his teacher wanted him to dissect. Later he won a science fair project for a robot that he made himself. It moved its eyes and arms when the correct buttons were pushed. For his senior project in college, Andrew created a computer game. He worked hard and long for a semester. It was finally completed, and helped him land a job as the virtual reality computer programmer that he still is today. Andrew always marched to the beat of a different drum, but it was because of this love for science and computers that lead him to Emily. 

Andy will bring his sharp wit, intelligence, selflessness and caring heart to his new marriage, ensuring a life of happiness for both him and my new sister-in-law. I remember the first time I saw them together. Andrew had an air about him that Iíd never seen him have before. It was complete elation with his relationship with Emily. It was from that day that I had no doubts that she was the woman for my brother. 

I know that Andrew and Emily will have a good life together. The way they look into each others eyes and the beaming smiles they give each other fills my heart as well, because I know my brother is happier than he ever has been before.

So to my dear brother and his new wife, I give you my blessing. May you have a long and happy life together. 
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Groomís Wedding Speech Guide

Giving a speech to your new bride shouldnít be that difficult-sheís your wife after all. If youíre in love enough to be married, it should be easy enough to find the words to say to her after such a romantic ceremony, right? Wrong. Sometimes it not so easy to stand up in front of crowd of family and friends, and some people that you may not even know, and speak about the personal things youíd like to say to your wife. Itís not that easy to speak your mind about such private, personal thoughts in front of a group of people.

Your groomís speech should contain many important points, but should also be unique to yourself and the relationship you have with your new wife and your audience. Be sure to take some time and think deeply about what youíre going to say. While you may have given speeches in the past at other events, this one may just be the most important one youíll ever have to give. It should be smooth and thoughtful, sweet and caring.

Begin by thanking everyone for attending your wedding. You can warm your audience up with a joke, maybe about the wedding, reception, or your new bride-if she has a good sense of humor. If you think a joke will fall flat, skip that step. Continue your opening by thanking everyone for supporting your on this important day in your life.

Next, address your wife. Remember you just got married, a very romantic event. Tell her how you cannot wait to spend the rest of your life together, and that you cannot wait to begin a new life with her. After youíve done this, be sure to tap into your softer side. Somehow convey to your new wife how happy you are. Explain how she is everything you want, and thank her for being there for you. Tell your bride that the many memories that the two of you have shared together is proof that the future will be filled with nothing but love and happiness. You can simply state it, or give short examples of your favorite memories of the two of you throughout your time together.

Conclude your groomís speech by thanking your new bride. Reiterate how happy and excited you are, and how much you are looking forward to the future. Also in your conclusion, thank your audience. Tell them that their support on this memorable day means a lot to you, that it shows they know how in love the two of you are.
Your groom speech should be planned before the ceremony begins. The excitement surrounded the wedding, as well as the actual ceremony itself could leave your brain frazzled by the time you get to the reception, and your speech. Your wife will remember this speech for the rest of her life, and you want it to be memorable, not a jumble of thoughts and words.

So stay calm, remember who your audience is, speaking from deep within your heart, and youíre good to go!


Many men believe that a groomís speech will be easy to give because they have seen one too many movies where the groom effortlessly gets up and addresses his new bride, family, and friends. 

The fact is, most men find that it is a good idea to give their groomís speech some thought so that they can express their thoughts and thanks in the best possible way. Every groomís speech should be unique to him and his situation, but some tips and even groomís speech templates can be a great way to get started and just get some good ideas.

The best way to get started with your groomís speech is to welcome everyone to the ceremony or reception site and thank them again for coming to share your big day with you. This is sort of an icebreaker that will get you warmed up to address your friends and family in a more relaxed manner. Many grooms find that a funny groomís speech is the best way to go because it cuts the tension and pressure that many men feel when they have to give a groomís speech. If you are normally a funny guy, you can open up with a one liner, or some mention of the ball and chain that you are now carrying around with you. 

Of course, if you arenít typically the funny guy, you many not want to use a funny groomís speech because you may just offend someone, like your new bride.

Once youíve opened and sort of gotten warmed up, you should first address your friends and family. Thank them for coming, for helping you celebrate, and for helping you create such a lovely milestone for you and your wife. Once youíve thanked your friends and family you should definitely address your new wife. If you arenít the sentimental or soft type, you can continue with the funny groomís speech, or you can go the emotional route. Most women like for their groom to be a bit soft or emotional on their wedding day, so this is a good time to show that soft side if you are ever going to! Tell your wife how excited you are to get started in your married life together, and also express that you know that there will be good things to come.

You can close your groom toast with a raising of your wine glass and a toast to the future, to your wife, and what may come to the two of you in the future. You can mention that you are excited that two families have become one, and that you see only good things in your future. A groomís speech can be funny or it can be serious and sentimental, but it should convey to everyone in one way or another how happy you are, thankful for their love and support, and how encouraged you are about the future.

Your groom speech should be something that you give a lot of thought to. The sooner you start thinking about what you would like to say, the sooner you can start putting your groomís speech together so that it is really great. If you really want to make your groom toast something special, donít show it to your bride so that even she can be impressed with your speech writing abilities! Spending some real time writing your groomís speech and keeping it to yourself once you have it refined will impress everyone, and it will make it even more fun to give the speech. Your wedding only happens once in a lifetime, so make your groomís speech as great as possible!

SAMPLE SPEECH
Hi everyone!

Iím here today to marry the most amazing girl I have ever met. She is my best friend, my lover, and soon will be my wife. Although I have had many doubts in my life, I have never once worried about my relationship with Heather. She has been such an influence on my life that I could not for a second imagine being with someone else. For this reason, I am so excited to finally be married. My buddies have always joked that I would never find someone who would put up with me, but now I can finally prove them wrong!

Heather, you have been the only person in my life that has never left my side. I can count on you for anything, regardless of where you are or what you are doing. To know that there is someone out there who will do anything for you is the greatest feeling in the world. I never feel alone because I have someone who is ready to hold me up and support me in whatever I decide to do. I have never been so sure that you are the one for me. 

Six years ago today we met on a cruise. I went with my college buddies, and we definitely only had one thing in mind: partying and laying in the sun. When I met you the first night, I was shocked how well we hit it off. Of course my friends gave me a hard time because I was already finding a woman for the trip, but it was different than that. You were not like any other girl I had ever met, and that was a good thing. While most of my friends were just looking for a hookup, I was constantly looking for a woman who was sweet, intelligent, and still supportive. I had difficulty finding anyone close to those qualities, so to come across someone so randomly was a shock. From then on, we were inseparable. Every day we sat on the beach, gazed at the stars at dusk, and told each other every secret we could think of. It was the best trip I had in my entire life.

After that trip, I knew that you would have a permanent spot in my life. It didnít matter that I had only known you for two weeks. You felt like my significant other, and you treated me as if I was. It was such a blessing to find someone so real and ready to grab life by the neck. You pushed me into gear and I finally was able to do something with my life. Although people assumed that things would end shortly due to the way we met, we proved them wrong. Now today, as I get ready to marry you, I still have no fear. I know in my heart that you will love me forever and I will try and be the best husband I can to you.

Thank you for the past six years. They were amazing and I know the rest of our lives will be even better. Itís funny to think that we are celebrating on the exact day we met. To me, that is a sign of fate.

I love you Heather! 
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