Sunday, 27 February 2011

What Have You Got to Say?

Making Sure You Thank Everyone!

One purpose of the wedding speech is to thank those important people who have helped you through your planning! Firstly, it’s to introduce the bride and groom as the new Mr and Mrs, then the speeches are for saying how beautiful the bride is, then to poke a bit of fun at the groom!

The following are a few of my times and a couple one liners for you to include in your speech.

The Father of the Bride
Your job is to:

  • Say how happy you are, to see your daughter looking so happy
  • Welcome your daughter’s new husband to the family
  • Let your daughter know what you think of her and how proud you are of her
  • Toast the new couple

Some witty one liners:

  • My wife says I never listen, or something like that.......................
  • The most effective way to remember your wedding anniversary is to forget it once.
  • There are only two times in a man's life when he can't understand a woman - before marriage and after marriage. (Anonymous)

The Groom
Your job is to:

  • Thank the father of the bride for his kind words
  • Thank the bridesmaids for looking stunning today
  • Thank the ushers and groomsmen for all their help and hard work, and for looking sharp
  • Thank everyone who has travelled far for attending the wedding
  • Hand out gifts to parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen and anyone else who you want to thank
  • Most importantly, tell everyone how beautiful your bride is and how lucky you are to marry her

Some witty one liners:

  • I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always.
  • How do most men define marriage? A very expensive way to get your laundry done free.
  • A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted' . Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'

The Best Man
Your job is to:

  • Thank the groom for his kind words about the bridesmaids and groomsmen/ushers
  • Proceed to poke fun at the groom
  • Conclude with causing everyone to raise a glass in toast for the new Mr and Mrs!

Some witty one liners:

  • The trouble with being the best man at a wedding is that you never get to prove it.
  • I can honestly say that in all the years I've known him, no one has ever questioned _____'s intelligence. In fact, I've never heard anyone even mention it.
  • _____'s very classy. When we had an evening of music and drink in his house recently, I asked whether he had any Rachmaninoff. Gary replied he didn't have any vodka, only beer.
  • To ____ and _______, may all their ups and downs be between the sheets.

There are some quick tips, more on this subject later! I tend to blog about the aspects of weddings that are predominantly on my mind!

No comments:

Post a Comment