This can happen to you too on your wedding day

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I  cried,my daughter sobbed like a baby, my wife shed  tears, and some members of my family because...

Father of the bride speeches

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Worried Wedding Speech giver,

''I am Adams from the United States. This happened to our family prior to my daughter’s wedding and it can happen to you too unless you…

Life isn't  always fair-Is it?

Granny once said life was not fair. I found it hard to understand her words until tragedy struck our home. Words cannot adequately describe how I felt  as my  daughter’s wedding drew near.

Sadly,however,days  before  her  big  day, my wife’s brother was involved in a bloody road accident when returning home from work. His cherry-red Toyota Highlander ran into a truck. The vehicle was terribly mangled and three of his co-workers died on the spot.

When news of the disaster reached us, we were simply shocked and we couldn’t apply our minds to the wedding planning.

Our wedding plans grounded to a halt.

I wondered why that dark cloud over our roof at that crucial moment. Our hearts was in our mouth and we didn’t know what to do. We had to attend to him all the time and we lost touch with the wedding planning festivities.

We had wanted to cancel the marriage plans but we couldn’t because many of our guests had written or emailed to confirm that they were coming.

My daughter couldn’t take it . She feared her kind uncle might not been able to make it. Added to this was the fact everything had come to a halt.Sometimes, she did sob like a worried child on my wife’s shoulders but I kept reassuring her that all shall be well.

In less than two weeks to go, the doctor carried out a surgery on his right thigh. It took twelve hours for the doctors to correct a dislocated bone.

Despite the odds prevailing against us, we put our acts together to ensure nothing was left to chance. The wedding preparations resumed albeit on a rather low note.

An unusual miracle!

One sunny afternoon, something unusual occurred was awakened by the persistent cries of the home phone and so I quickly grabbed the receiver.

‘Is this Adam?’, the caller asked.

’Of course’,I countered.

‘’Michael is doing so well and we have agreed to discharged Monday afternoon.’’,she said reassuringly.

I broke the ‘’sweet’’ news of his recovery to the family and everyone was in joy. My wife knelt and raised both arms the way Holy fathers pray in a monastery. I broke down in tears of joy and tears dripped down my daughter’s soft cheeks.

It was unbelievable when we picked him up from the hospital. He didn’t suffer any bone damage.He wasn’t even hobbling.

He was the Mike we always knew! I never believed in miracles till that day I saw him walk out of the hospital with my naked eyes! Seeing the extent of damage of his auto, I thought he did come out paralyzed.

My wife came to my rescue

His remarkable recovery lifted our spirits and we worked around the clock to ensure things were properly fixed for our daughter's marriage. With less than three days to our daughter’s wedding, my wife asked, ‘’Honey, how can we make the day memorable?’’

Frankly, I couldn’t think of a neat idea. Hours later, she suggested a wedding speech. My face fell at her suggestion because I once embarrassed myself when asked to give a short speech at a family party.

‘’Emily, we better give her childhood scrapbook’’, I countered

‘’That’s OK for her but how about the guests? I read from somewhere that the giving of wedding speeches linger on their minds more than anything else. Please forget about your past public speaking failures and give it a try.’’ , She admonished

‘’OK my dear'', i replied

This goldmine was very valuable and it can help you

I must confess that I went online and scoured everywhere until I found your speech samples. It was exactly what I was looking for. It helped me to put my exact thoughts and emotions into words.

The tips on overcoming wedding speech worries abated my fears and it inspired me to develop self-confidence. It was a real blessing.

I shared the story of my brother –in-law’s incredible recovery and the challenges that ensued. Mike, my brother-in-law, my wife and daughter and some guests had moist eyes. As I blurted on, they couldn’t fight back their tears any longer.

Some of the wedding guests even shared tears. They were moved by my wedding speech. When It was over the family came to hug me and a guest thought I was a pro!

The experience was so magical. The success stories saved me.

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Giving memorable wedding speeches isn’t as difficult as you imagined it to be.''

If Adam was able to give his amid the tension in his family, you too can give yours like a pro.Forget about your past experience and ignore that voice within which seems to say you don’t have the guts to face the audience.

The truth is you can make it if you picture the benefits of saying something memorable at a wedding.

Just imagine the honor and the sense of accomplishment you will experience after you have mustered courage to give your speech.Your family and friends will come up to hug and tell you well done. Those who have aren’t better or more eloquent than you are. Just believe in your self and you can.

All you have to do is to click on the kind of wedding speech you will give and discover how

how some nervous wedding speakers from around the world gave great speeches at weddings and even got standing ovation despite having fears and no public speaking skills!

Go click on your preferred link from the list or categories or the kind of wedding speeches you will give below to discover how they did that and how you too can do same no matter how you feel. They are a must read!

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Wedding (Marriage) Anniversary Speech From A Friend


Ideas and Tips To Help You Write A Great Wedding Anniversary Speech For Your Friend Without Trying So Hard

 

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

 

If you have a friend who loves you so much, then you should count yourself blessed. You see, we live in a world where most people fake friendships in order to get what they want.

 

Once they get you in their net, they stop being loyal and caring.

 

But true friends are like sunrise; they never cease to show up when you need them most.
Such a friend thinks about you feel all the time and he or she involves you in everything they do.

I think you have a great friend in the person of…

 

If it were not so, your buddy would not have asked you to speak at his or her marriage anniversary.

What that means is that you have to say something sweet, sincere and heartfelt so your bonds of friendship can be deepened the more.

 

Why It’s Not So Easy

 

However, speaking before hundreds of people isn’t an easy thing if you feel you are not the speaking in public chap.

I have been writing wedding speeches since 2014, and I know that even very experienced speakers get the nerves too when they have to speak before an audience.

 

That is why, I am here this sunset to help you find the right words and phrases that will help you put down your exact thoughts and emotions into beautiful words.

 

You Can’t Live Without This

 

Before, we do that, I want you to get this thing into your head. You know, if you have a negative view of your abilities, then no one can help you speak with poise and flair. Not even me.

 

Probably, you are not a great speaker and that has made you think you cannot make your friend proud. You have got to get rid of that belief and see yourself in your mind’s eye speaking confidently as this mental exercise will boost your ego and self-confidence especially if you hate being in the public.

 

A positive state of mind separates those who speak well in public from those who don’t.

Now, let us how to get those ideas I was talking about.

 

Tap Into The Power of Music

 

Music or songs can put you in the mood for the clever expression of your thoughts. Songs about friendship, love, weddings and the like can inspire you to get great ideas.
Whenever you are listening to the lyrics, put down on paper words you think you can use for your message.

 

Tales Can Help As Well

 

Use Stories. I always wonder why many speakers don’t use lots of interesting stories when writing wedding anniversary speeches for their friends.

 

Rather, they let adjectives do the work instead. For example, someone might say Dave is a very kind and selfless dad and end right there.

 

A good speaker can go the extra mile and back those adjectives up with stories to support why he possesses those traits.

 

For example, you can say, Dave is a kind and selfless guy. I remember when he and Amanda went to Norway this past summer to help the homeless and less privilege

Did you see how I tried to infuse a tale after those descriptive words?

The story you use should however be connected to your message else it will bore the guests to death.

 

You can also use those: ‘’Once upon a time ‘’stories to say something about the couple.

For example, if you want to use the evergreen tale: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, you can bring out that story line so it resonates with what you have in mind.
Just relate that particular story or others you wish to use to what you want to say and things will get interesting.

 

Use Jokes

 

You can also use jokes or funny one-liners to enrich your speech if you are looking forward to giving a funny wedding anniversary speech. Here a few jokes you can use.

 

Funny jokes about relationship - Successful man and woman


A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

 

Funny jokes about relationship - Compliment


Woman standing in front of the mirror complains to her husband:
- I look ugly. At least you tell me any compliment!
- Your vision is perfect!

 


Funny jokes about relationship - Marriage

Marriage is a workshop, where man works and woman shops.

 


Funny jokes about relationship - Marriage certificate

 

A wife to her husband:
- Honey, what are you doing?
- I'm reading our marriage certificate
- What for?
- I'm looking for the expiry date.


If the quote is coming from the lips of a celebrity or a public, don’t forget to acknowledge its source. If you want to sound smart, just paraphrase the quote, so it becomes yours.

Funny quotes are not the only weapons you can use, you can relate funny comments or jokes you both share whenever you meet to talk things over.

Remember, that quote should be used appropriately in the context of your message.

 

Why Not Use Past Speeches?

 

Let me ask you this. Were you the best man when or maid when your friend had her wedding? If you were not the one, never mind. You can still use all the insights on this page.


Go for that speech you gave back then, and just substitute a few words here and there, and you have something that will work this time too.

An easy way of getting things done quickly is by consulting wedding anniversary speech examples or samples for friends as they contain lots of rich ideas and insights you can adapt to writing yours-especially if you are not a copycat.

 

Watch Wedding Movies For Ideas

 

You might not have the time to watch good movies about marriage and all that, but if you find time to relax and watch a couple, it will help a lot. Aside calming you down, you are able to get beautiful lines to enrich your address.

 

If you don’t have time, you can simply watch excerpts of such movies on the various video sharing platforms. Anyway, here are a few quotes from the movies you can use. Please don’t forget to personalize them to give your words that unique feel.

 

''It’s like our time together is just ours. It’s our own creation. It must be like I’m in your dream and you’re in mine or something.'' --- Before Sunrise


''It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together … and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home... only to no home I’d ever known... I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like... magic.''--- Sleepless in Seattle


''When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you, and I’m home.''--- Finding Nemo


''It’s like in that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together.''--- Serendipity


''They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.'' --- Big Fish


''But our love is like the wind. I can’t see it, but I can feel it.'' --- A Walk to Remember


''I love you. You complete me.'' --- Jerry Maguire


''Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.'' ---The Princess Bride


''I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met.''--- The Wedding Date


''I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.''--- The Fault in Our Stars


Okay, I want to help make things easy for you, so I want to show you how to use lines above to write a short wedding anniversary speech.

I have fallen in love with this quote and I want to use it to write something brief

 

''They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.''---Big Fish

 

''They say that when you meet the friend of your life, time stops, and that’s true. Mike, has been my friend for close to 20 years and he’s been a wonderful friend.
I remember when I was down with a terminal illness, he came to my rescue.

 

Mike would come to visit me at the hospital, tell me nice stories to cheer me up and say a prayer for me to get well before he went back home.''


Did you notice how I used that one liner: …you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true to say what was on my heart?

 

That’s basically how to use quotes to say what you want to say.

 


Sample Wedding Anniversary Speech Samples or Examples For Your Sister

 

Did You Remember This?


Last time, we looked at how and where to get ideas to help you write a beautiful wedding anniversary speech for your sister.
One of the tools we kept referring to was speech samples.


I remember writing that those examples were important if you really want to come up with something unique because you are able to write a beautiful speech by changing a few words here and there.


In that piece, I showed you a very short sample and how you can use it to write something great.
However, I didn’t go in details about that piece was written.

 

Today, I want to do you a quick favor by bringing on a board another wedding or marriage anniversary speech sample you can simply look at and make a few changes so it becomes yours.


Not only that, we will take each portion of the speech and try to get into the writers mind and see why she decided to use certain words and phrases as we march along.


So, please take your pen and paper and come along with me. Ready? Let us get started right away.
Oh sorry, I forgot one thing. I guess it is not too late to bring it up anyway.



Choose A Style That Fits Your Personality

 

Before you put your ideas and thoughts together into a beautiful speech, you have to first decide on the style to go for.

There are various styles to choose from anyway. You can decide to make your speech very funny. Very poetic. You can make it a simple narrative or being sentimental or even spiritual. It is also possible to combine two or more styles.

I usually see most speakers merging the funny and sentimental styles. Those who have a good voice sometimes decide to write a very short piece and just sing it.


Whatever style you go for, should something that reflect your own personality and voice.
For example, if you are a naturally funny person, then, you can decide to make your piece hilarious.

 

By the way, you have to decide as I cannot ask you to go for my style, which is usually a mixture of hilarity and sentimentality.

 

Is This The Greatest Ever?

 

With that in mind, let us see the start of our example


''Has it ever occurred to you that celebrating a wedding anniversary is like flicking through a photo album? It is a day for remembering old friends and shared occasions.


Tonight one of the photos in that album of memories is a wedding photo. Tonight we are celebrating that wedding of Mary and John and their years together since that special day.


So we are celebrating commitment, love and loyalty. We are celebrating the marriage of a couple who believed in being true to their wedding vows.


We are celebrating how two totally different people became a unit while still retaining their individuality. We are definitely celebrating the attraction of opposites.''


You may not agree with me, but this narrative is by far one the brilliant pieces I have ever seen anywhere.
It is one that piece that is very creative and as a speech writer myself, there are many things am learning from it even as I write.


Do you know why I said so? You see, most people would have simply used the words: '' I remember….''
But not this writer. Did you notice how he started it all?


''Has it ever occurred to you that celebrating a wedding anniversary is like flicking through a photo album? It is a day for remembering old friends and shared occasions.


Tonight one of the photos in that album of memories is a wedding photo. Tonight we are celebrating that wedding of Mary and John and their years together since that special day.''


Have you ever been to a wedding where the speaker has made this similar approach? You realize that she asks a question.

Please see it again here: ''Has it ever occurred to you that celebrating a wedding anniversary is like flicking through a photo album?''
Asking the wedding guests a question is undoubtedly one way of getting their attention and making them bond with you and I really salute her for her brilliance and courage.

 

Use This And They Will Love You Forever

 

Though a masterpiece, I wanted her to begin her speech by doing a short self-introduction and its components include telling everyone your name, your relationship to the addresses, and proceed to thank them for coming to support your sister and your brother-in-law.
Having done that, you can use the following ideas to give an attention-grabbing opener.


You can start with a joke.


You can also start with a quote on love.


You can also start with a quote about friendship or simply look up the search term: sister quotes


You can also use a personal narrative and use it to support your story line.


You can also use imaginary stories, but you have got to tie the message to your content anyway, so it makes sense.


Okay, I want to make things easier, so let me use a quote on sisters to craft a simple sister wedding anniversary speech for your sister.
By the way, the following are quotes about sisters you can use.


''I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.''--- Jose Carreras

 

''For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.''--- Christina Rossetti

 

''As I grew up, one of my strongest allies has been my sister.''--- Patti Smith

 

''If you have a brother or sister, tell them you love them every day - that's the most beautiful thing. I told my sister how much I loved her every day. That's the only reason I'm OK right now.'' --- Amaury Nolasco

 

''I always like to win. But I'm the big sister. I want to make sure she has everything, even if I don't have anything. It's hard. I love her too much. That's what counts.''--- Venus Williams

 

Now let us use Christina Rossetti’s quote and Patti Smith’s quote to get something short written.

''As I grew up, one of my strongest allies has been my sister.''--- Patti Smith

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''For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.''--- Christina Rossetti

 

A Very Short Example Just For You

 

''Growing up, Mary was my trusted confident and strongest ally. There has been no like her in both calm and stormy weather. She cheered me up when I lost my own husband and she’s been like my moral compass. She taught me to be selfless and love people because she believed we are all brothers and sisters from different parents. She believed that God was our parent and his rich blow flows through each one of us.
I know Mike is so blessed to have married such a wonderful person.''


Do you see how we used the lines: ''strongest ally'' and ''calm or stormy weather'' to connect what was on my mind?

 

Now, let us continue with our speech sample.

 

''Mary and John, you see, are two separate people with different ideas. They share the same values, of course, but they each have their own outlook and characteristics.


Mary, like many wives, wonders why John cannot simply ask somebody for directions when he is lost instead of driving around in circles.
John, like most husbands cannot understand why his wife takes such a long time to buy a dress.
So over the years they have learned to be tolerant of each other.

 

Mary has got used to taking the scenic route and John brings a good book with him when Mary goes shopping. Alternatively he bribes a female friend to go with her.''

 

Do You Know Your Speech Has Wings?

 

After you have got down to the body, you have to address your sister and brother-in-law separately as you see right here.
You can also address them both.

 

In case, you decide to do that, you have to tell a story and that tale should be centered on their lives.
Here, you talk about how their relationship has evolved. Probably, you can talk about how the trials and tribulations they have gone through, and how they overcame those crises.

 

I always advise people to do that because you have to use your speech as therapeutic or healing tool.
There are some couple who will be at the wedding anniversary and may be going through tough times like your sister and brother did,
and if you do share their story, you are going to inspire hurting couples to still hold on a little longer till they experienced miracles in their marriage.


Enough said. Let us go on to see the writer’s next lines.


'' Marriage, you see, is about tolerance. It's about a shared sense of humor.
In a hard world it needs to have a network of family and friends to support it.

Today, I know Mary and John are delighted too that you are here with them to share this special occasion. We, on the other hand, are delighted to be here to wish them well on their anniversary.
Their marriage has had its trials and tribulations of course. It has also had its golden moments.

There have been births and birthdays. There have been triumphs and disasters but over all the years John and Mary clung together and survived it all.


I have no doubt but that they have cried and wiped each others' tears. I know for a fact that they have laughed long and often and that, I think, is the secret of their happy marriage.''


Oh my God, I love this piece. It seems like we sat down to write his speech together as we are thinking alike.
These lines:

Their marriage has had its trials and tribulations of course. It has also had its golden moments.
There have been births and birthdays. There have been triumphs and disasters but over all the years John and Mary clung together and survived it all.


I have no doubt but that they have cried and wiped each others' tears
Captured what I told you about: the importance of making your speech very inspirational.

 

Wrap It Up With These Ideas

 

Finally, you begin to conclude by telling your friends and family why they are a special couple as you can see below

''Mary and John are very special people. They always have time for others. They are generous to a fault and they have an open door policy when it comes to family and friends.


In fact they are wonderful parents, marvelous family members and the best friends anyone could have.
So tonight we are gathered to thank them for what they have meant to us over the years. Tonight we want to wish them many more years of happiness together. ''


Don’t forget to wish them well in the coming years and tell them how you desire that their marriage will be an excellent model.
You can use the medium of prayer, reciting a poem or chanting a psalm or simply expressing your wishes by writing a poem and using it as your toast as you see here


'' In fact ladies and gentlemen (or family and friends) I think you will all agree that a toast is in order. So please raise your glasses in a toast to a couple whose marriage was definitely the prototype for marriages made in Heaven. Mary and John!

We've gathered today to tell you
Just how much you mean to us
That's why we've sent you those greetings
And that's why we are making a fuss
It's great to see two people

As happy as you two are
In a sad world we're lucky that

Your marriage is our guiding star.
So now I say to you well done

You've shown wedlock can be fun
Demonstrated what a marriage should be
And I know the guests agree with me

That as a couple you deserve more than most ‘’
Our best wishes and a happy anniversary toast.

 That, in essence, is how to make use of wedding anniversary speech samples to writing an awesome speech for your sister.
And I think you can write one without trying so hard right?

 


Wedding Anniversary Speech For Parents(Mom And Dad)

 

Ideas And Tips To Help You Write A Unique And Memorable Wedding Anniversary Speech For Your Parents

 

Do You Really Love Them?

 

Let me ask you this simple question. What do these quotes have in common?


''We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves''---Henry Ward Beecher


And


'' One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad'' ---Jim Demint


The quotes above certainly have the theme of love running through them. That is my answer. Though you might have several other answers for me.
I don’t know if you are a parent, but if you are, then you can understand the pain our parents have gone through to give us the future we so much enjoy.


And I think being a parent is one of the deepest calling of every race in every generation. Talk about the unconditional love, selfless sacrifice and devotion.


And so, on the occasion of your parents wedding anniversary, it is mandatory that you pour your heart and mind soul into saying something that will make them proud that you are their child.


Granted, not every person can do justice to such an endeavor. I love you. I love your family. Especially your parents and I want to help you make your parents very proud.

 

That is why, I am right here this sweating it out here so you can find the right words to say as they celebrate their milestone.
Before we delve into the heart of the matter, I want you to keep this in your mind all the time.
Having a positive mental attitude is the main driver of success you will have in life.

 

Which is why you need to be very careful about how you see your own abilities. You see, whenever you are set to perform a newer task, there will always be a release of events that happened in the past.

 

Perhaps you felt the pangs of pain and nervousness when you are asked to address an audience years ago, and you are thinking you are going to embarrass yourself this time too.


But, your story can be totally different if you constantly expect the best this time around and also hold in your mind’s eye a positive image of speaking confidently before an audience. And as you keep at it repeatedly, your confidence will grow and you will do so well.

 

Do This And You Will Be In Charge


Having said that, you need to choose a style you want to go for. You can choose from being poetic, being funny, being sentimental, rendering your message in the form of a song or a combination or two or more styles?


Choosing your style should go hand in hand with the the kind of wedding anniversary your parents are celebrating: 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 50th,…as that will help you decide on the right words to use.


Having said that, let us now see where to get ideas from to help us pay glowing tribute to our parents. I hope you don’t mind my use of ‘’ our’’. Remember, every parent is an asset to every child.

 

Use Wonderful Tales To Get This Done

 


The best thing that will make your speech stand out is stories. You are free to go for both true and false stories. But, if you go for something fictional, make sure you connect its theme to your message, else it will back fire. Don’t take that route if you are not too comfortable with that. You can simply share real anecdotes.

 

You have lived with your parents all these years, and I bet you can recall so many wonderful stories about them.
So, take a paper and pen and recall all those exciting times you have had as family and see which ones you really want to use.
By the way, what you decide to use should be very interesting.We all love interesting tales. Hope you do?

 

Here Are Other Ways To Go About It


Other simple ways to go about it is to say why you are so thankful that you have them for parents or you simply share what lessons you have learned from them that has helped you become a better mom or dad yourself.


Your mom and dad have made countless sacrifices to stay in marriage and they will appreciate it if you say how their marriage has been an excellent model. It also shows that you are also a wise child.


If you are tongue-tied and don’t really know what to say, you can put yourself in the mood for the clear expression of your ideas by listening to love songs. As you do that, please put down phrases and some lyrics you want to use for your speech.

 

Go For Beautiful Quotes

 

Aside that, you can go for quotes.
Did you see how I began this piece with a question and its accompanying quotes?

Go online and do search for quotes on parental love, and try getting some words you can use for your wedding anniversary speech for your mom and dad. Here are a few quotes you can use

'' Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving. ''---Dr T.P.Chia

'' We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.'' ---Henry Ward Beecher

'' Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.''  Ann Brashares

''When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.'' ---Mitch Albom

'' What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love. '' Nicholas Sparks



'' The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.''---  Jim Morrison



'' The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.''---James E. Faust


''By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.'' ---Eileen Kennedy-Moore

 

''No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.''---Brad Meltzer

'' A parent's love is whole no matter how many times divided.'' ---Robert Brault

 

''A father's goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother's goodness deeper than the sea.'' ---Japanese Proverb


Let us now see how we can use at least two of those references to get something written.

 

Let us use these quotes

 

''The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.''---James E. Faust

And


''No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.'' --- Brad Meltzer

 

Here we go now…

Dave and Amanda, there is nothing that can compare to the love that I have for both of you. My love for you runs so deep not only because you have been loving parents, bout you really care about others. I owe how far I have come to you.

 

I guess you can see how we used the borrowed words: ''how far we come'' and  ''The depth of the love of parents for their children'' as seen in those quotes. That is essentially the stuff most speeches are made up of.

 

Why You Have To Watch Videos

 

Another place, you might want to go for some moving words is by searching on the numerous video sharing platforms search terms like wedding anniversary speech for mom and dad or parents, as well as terms which are not related to what you are looking for and you will get so many ideas, lines and words to use.


You can also go for rich ideas by quoting romantic quotes from movies. Don’t worry because I am going to give you a few of them, and even show how to use them to create nice memories.

 

Many people don’t do this, but if you do, your speech will definitely become very memorable. Go to your parents and ask for their wedding video. Watch it over and over again, and use some of their words for your message.


For example, if after seeing that old recording on tape, you discover that your parents said in their speeches or vows that they were going to live till the end of times, you can use that message as a starter.


Okay, suppose, your parents said that right?


Then, a good way to start your speech might be this after you show an excerpt to them

 

How A Video Helped Us To Write A Short Speech


''Ladies and Gentlemen, in the video Mike and Amanda told us that they were going to remain best friends till the end of time.
The first time I saw it. I cried.

I have been married for 10 years now and I can see what my mom and dad said wasn’t in a jest.

 

It shows that even before I was born, they were thinking about me and my other siblings more than they were thinking about themselves because they knew for sure that we were going to come into the scene and they had to do everything in their power to make things work so they could pass on a legacy of hope, perseverance,  and love to us…

Wow, what an accomplishment!''


Did you see how I did that? That’s the stuff that characterizes all great wedding anniversary speeches.


One final place to see is to consult wedding anniversary speech samples. We reviewed one the other day as we examined how we can get something out of it, so I think it is must-read piece if you decide to borrow from what others have written.

 

 


Wedding Anniversary Speech Sample


Just See This Sample or Wedding Anniversary Speech Sample, And You’ll Be Seconds Away From Writing a Heartfelt and Memorable Speech

 

This Is The Best Source Of Ideas


Last time, we looked at how and where to get ideas for your wedding anniversary speech. Today, we are going to look at one key thing that will really help you to put down whatever is on your mind.

And I’d like to introduce you to speech samples.


Here and elsewhere, I keep on trumpeting on why such wedding anniversary speech samples or examples are so essential. Here is a reminder if perhaps you have forgotten about it all.
You see, such samples, particularly, if well written contain so many ideas and examples you can use to crafting your unique presentation.


Which is why this very afternoon, I’d like to draw your attention to this beautiful 60th wedding anniversary speech by Jeff Sauer.

 

Why It Doesn’t Matter

 

Please note that though this might be for 60th milestone, you can always tweak it to suit your own needs.
It has some useful lessons and tips for you whether you are celebrating your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th,30th, 35th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 75th wedding anniversary, and so on
So, you better pay attention to it.


Let us begin by first breaking down Jeff’s speech into constituents, and interpreting it on our own way and looking at what went on behind the scenes.


A Moving Speech


Here is what Jeff said when he opened the speech.


'' Hello, my name is Jeff Sauer, Grandson of Norb and Lenore, and welcome to our celebration of 60 years of marriage between Lenore and Norby, or as we affectionately call them; Lenorby.


I will be your master of ceremonies for this event, and I hope that you’ll soon find that you are in good hands. Grandpa chose me to host this event because he says I remind him of a young Bob Hope.


I have no idea what that means, but I am taking it as a compliment.
Enough about me. The real reason why we are here is to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert T Koch.''

 


Anything to pick from the excerpt? Well, let me give you a couple of them.

 

Always Start With This

 

The writer began by saluting the wedding guests and saying who he was to the couple, and welcoming them to the marriage anniversary of his grand mom and granddad.


That was very thoughtful. Anytime, you are asked to give such a speech, you certainly have to take the route too.
If the couple is your parents, or if he or she is your husband or wife, you have to tell everyone.


On no account should you assume that all the wedding guests know who they are.
Your friends might come along with other friends and it is rightly fitting for you to do just that.
Enough said about that. Let us move ahead by reading the subsequent lines.


''60 years! 6 – 0. That’s not a typo. 60 years! That is a long time for two people to be together. In fact, this type of longevity is almost unheard of in modern times. This is a testament to their long lasting love and devotion.
To see how they made it this far, let me give you some insight into how things came to be.


Norbert Thomas Koch and Mary Lenore Leroux had modest upbringings. Norb grew up in North Minneapolis, back in a time where it was safe to drive through the neighborhood with your windows down. Lenore grew up in the town of Hamel, on a farm that is now a high school and a housing development.


Due to some unfortunate turns in life, Norb was tasked with helping to prove for his family from an early age. In order to make ends meet, he had to make money in whatever way he could, including selling newspapers and shoveling sidewalks.

 

One can only assume that working at such an early age instilled him with a great work ethic, and the drive necessary to achieve his own financial independence.


Lenore was a farm girl, and still has the green thumb to prove it. Over the years I have heard many great stories about Grandma’s days on the farm, but I think my favorite is the story about when she took the truck for a spin with her sister Jeanette when grandma wasn’t yet a teenager.''


If you go back to read this portion, you’ll discover that he indicates the number of years Norbert and Lenore have been together.
And then goes on to talk about Norbert and Lenore in that order.

 

Make Sure This Follows Chronologically

 

This is the start of the body, and Jeff was right to do that seeing he decided to go give a rundown of how his grand mom and granddad lived back in the days.


If you ask me, if you can do that too. I will say nod in agreement. But that’s not the only way to put your thoughts together so they flow in a coherent and logical manner.


There are so many ways to organize the flow of the body of your wedding anniversary speech and here are quite a few ways.

 

How To Organize The Body Of Your Speech

 

Once again, the above approach is perfect.

 

Second, you can begin with a quote about parental love or the love of grandparents or quotes about love and work it out from there.

 

Let us as an example say we are writing a speech for our wife right?
So, we search quotes up and we discover the following


1. ''One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.'' --- Jim DeMint


2. '' Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent. '' --- Bob Keeshan

 

3. '' To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself. ''--- James E. Faust

 

4. '' At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.''---Jane D. Hull

 

5. ''The best students come from homes where education is revered: where there are books, and children see their parents reading them.''--- Leo Buscaglia

 

6.  ''Being kind is the most important thing I've ever been taught. That's what my parents always told me - more important than ambition or success is being kind to people. The cornerstone of my life. What I aspire to is to be kind.'' ---Rafe Spall

 

Now, let us go for quote # 3 and quote # 6 and write a short wedding speech based on who our addressee is. Let us assume that this is a speech meant for our parents.


So I am going to use the following.


''To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.'' --- James E. Faust

And


'' Being kind is the most important thing I've ever been taught. That's what my parents always told me - more important than ambition or success is being kind to people. The cornerstone of my life. What I aspire to is to be kind.'' ---Rafe Spall

 

Now, here is my version (your version) of what happens when we combine both quotes.

 

Here Is A Very Short Example

 

'' Dad and mom, when I became a mom for the very first time, you drove over to visit and as we conserved, you told me that being a caring mom requires that I defer my own needs and desires in favor of my new born child.

I heeded your wise counsel without hesitation and I am proud to let you know that I now have two kids who told me just this morning that they too are going to put the needs of their own children first when they give birth because they have seen that it pays to do so.

I love you mom. I love you dad and I truly appreciate all that you have done for me over the years.''

 

I hope you too can write something with the other quotations. You just have to paraphrase them to make them yours.

 

Third, you can simply thank your grandparents for what they have done for you and just end it. That way, it will be short and heartfelt.

 

Fourth, you can use stories (fiction) to write up something memorable. Take the Titanic story for example. Jack and Ross unflinching love comes into full circle as the great boat sinks.


And if you want to use that, you have to draw lessons from that movie and tell everyone why the couple’s love is in many ways like the Titanic lovers. Simply put, your message should be somewhat related to that movie.
If you are married, then, you can tell how your grandparents’ marriage has been a great model.

 

If you are addressing a wife or husband, you can pinpoint reasons why you love each other and how you were able to resolve your own personal challenges and crisis.

 

You can also begin on a hilarious note by including jokes or funny comments made by the couple. But, still make sure it is in line with what you want the audience to hear. Never go offbeat.


Now, let us go back to listen to our brother, Jeff.


'' When the time came, Norb served our country and defended the free world in the Second World War. He was stationed in the Pacific and had one of the most dangerous positions in the entire Air Force. Fortunately, he survived without a scratch and made it back stateside a true hero, armed with an arsenal of ambition and some great bedtime stories for his grandchildren.

 

Upon arrival back to the states, Grandpa enrolled in college at the University of Minnesota, where he played baseball while completing his college degree.

 

It was through baseball that Norb fatefully met Lenore, and it was through persistence that Grandma finally let him take her out on a date. After some time of courtship, they were married.

 

Grandpa sold life insurance and made quite a living for himself. I would go into details of individual deals and the perseverance involved with making it in the life insurance business, but I don’t want to put everyone to sleep.

 


While I have been blessed with the ability to find humor in everyday things, it’s almost impossible to keep a crowd excited when talking about Life Insurance. I’m not a miracle worker here!

However, I do know first hand that Grandpa must have been really good at his profession, because he has a wealth of trophies corresponding to his various achievements.


• Salesman of the year – (13 times).
• President of the Minneapolis Association of Life Underwriters.
• The George Washington Founding Father of Modern Life Insurance Sales Lifetime Achievement Award. (OK, I made that one up)


You name it, and he’s got a trophy for it. During his day, Norb was like the Arnold Palmer of insurance sales (or for the younger crowd, he was the Tiger Woods of his field).


Insurance aside, when you look at his trophy case, you’ll also notice that he was once the Tiger Woods of Minnesota Golf. This guy has more trophies than I can count. There is so much bronze on his shelves that the only thing missing is a bronze statue of Norby himself!


Proving that they are meant to be together, Grandma has amassed herself quite a few trophies as well.

 

In fact, rumor has it that she can beat Grandpa on the links nowadays. Both can shoot their age on the golf course, which I find quite impressive. I would need to be in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest man before I could ever accomplish that feat!''


Did you see how the writer talks about their individual achievements as part of the body of his speech.

Can you look at the short sample and find the one thing that will make the wedding guests laugh out loud?

 

Why Insert A Few Funny Lines?

 

I guess you understand that the underlined words: '' There is so much bronze on his shelves that the only thing missing is a bronze statue of Norby himself! '' will make everyone roar in laughter.
And being funny will surely endear you the wedding guests.


I even smiled when I read that. But Jeff tells us that their greatest trophies are their children and grandchildren. You better hear it from the horses own mouth:


''But their real trophies are their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; all two hundred of us. Well, maybe not 200, but there are quite a few descendants in the room today. That’s what happens when you have 8 children! ‘’

Jeff skillfully uses a lot of stories to build his case.

That’s why I constantly admonish my readers to always write down everything they can remember.

 

Though, you might not use even half of those ideas, but it really helps because you are able to choose which ones are really exciting when you eventually sit down to put your thoughts together into a very meaningful piece.
Stories have so much power and influence, so never underrate them whenever you want to say something sweet.

 

End It In This Manner

 

Finally, when you are about to conclude your speech, you still have to wish them well in the years ahead.

A perfect closing remark can be found right below. Once again, they are from the mind of Jeff

''As you can see, it is obvious that Grandma and Grandpa love every one of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Over the past 60 years they have instilled this love into everyone around them and they have served as a catalyst for all of our life’s achievements.


Like any long-term relationship, it takes work to keep things running smoothly on a day-to-day basis. I’m not going to lie and say that everything has been good every step along the way, but the good far outweighs the bad, and overall the past 60 years have been great!


I love my grandparents with all my heart, and they have instilled so many good qualities in me that I am a better person as a result.

My fathers’ parents passed away before I was born, so I have only known two grandparents in my life. While nothing can take the place of two sets of grandparents, I feel you did everything you could to make up that gap for me.

Thank you for everything you have done. I love you so much. Happy 60th anniversary.
Love, your little Jeffy.''


I hope by now, you have a fair idea of how to use wedding anniversary speech samples to write your own speech. Please feel free to borrow ideas from the above samples as that will help you a lot in the long run.


Remember, you can always make it yours by changing words here and there to give your own speech that personal touch.

 


Wedding Anniversary Speech For Husband

 

Ideas and Tips and Examples To Help You Give A Beautiful Wedding Anniversary Speech For Your Loving Husband

 

Why You Deserve This

 

Most men do have this sense of possessiveness. They feel that not being in control of their own lives and their loved ones mean they are out of control.

 

They only pay attention to what you have to say when they have totally lost control. Even with that, they might not be quick to accept that they are wrong and you are right and just move on.

 

I know how it feels like to get married to an over-possessive guy, and that makes me feel as though most men are complicated. But, I guess your sweetheart might be cool like cucumber.

 

By the way, on the occasion of your marriage anniversary, I think you deserve a pat on the back for being there for him all these years. I know it hasn’t been always smooth. Congrats!

 

Granted, your wedding anniversary is fast approaching and you need to tell your family, friends and the guests how much you really love your man.

 

I guess yours is as handsome and kind as a prince!

 

By the way, finding the right words and ideas to express your thoughts in a heartfelt manner can be quite stressful and overwhelming.

 

What is more, you might get a few words here and there, and you might even worry if those words can make a favorable impression on people who have come to witness your anniversary celebrations.

It is for this reason that I am here this cold afternoon to help you pay glowing tribute to your loving husband, the way you want it.

 

I don’t know if you are celebrating your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,…………10th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 60th, 70th, or whatever, you can still adapt the ideas I am going to share to making your own speech very special and unique.

So, never ever forget that. Okay. Now, let us get started!

 

Add Tales To The Mix

 

Do you love tales? I know a great lady or woman like you do love them. To give your presentation with poise and confidence, you need to tell lots of stories when you are giving your speech.

 

Put down stories about how you met him, stories about your dating and courtship to when you got married.

Or you can tell your listeners how life has been like ever since you both tied the knot.

 

Remember that you don’t need to tell lots of stories else it will be very long and winding and your narrative will be hard to follow.

Just stick to a few details and do make sure they follow one another in a coherent and logical manner.

You might want to include a few funny anecdotes as that will make your whole message interesting and very memorable.

You see, any speech that doesn’t use stories is often boring.

 

Use Jokes And Humor

 

Central to the above idea might be the need to sprinkle your speech with a few jokes here and there.

Jokes about men and the like when properly added to your speech can make your presentation interesting.

 


Watch Movies

 

If you are a movie buff or you like watching romantic movies, then you can get great ideas to help you say what is on your heart.

Well, you might not have enough time to sit through a 2-hour movie.

But, you can still watch a few movies when you want to relax and cool off after a hard day’s work. Better still you can watch a few clips that last for a shorter time, say 5-10 minutes.

 

The purpose of you watching these wedding or romantic movies might be that you want to get sentences and phrases to help you put your ideas together.

 

Below are a few romantic lines from movies


"I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful."---- The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

 

" The you who you are tonight is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the you I’ll be in love with tomorrow.''--- If I Stay (2014)

 

"I have crossed oceans of time to find you."--- Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

 


“I love you very much, probably more than anybody could love another person.”--- 50 First Dates (2004)

 


"I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental — like on a breeze, but I think maybe it’s both... If there’s anything you need, I won’t be far away.''--- Forrest Gump (1994)


" I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other." --- The Vow (2012)

You might want to paraphrase if you intend using any of them.

 

Also, you can watch wedding anniversary speech videos on any of the video sharing platforms or look them up in the search engines and they will certainly be of great help.

 

Do watch lots of them and don’t confine yourself to just wedding anniversary speech videos for husband.

 

You can see those for wife too. You can see those for parents and grandparents as all these search terms will open up the limitless possibilities of you getting tons of rich ideas and thoughts. Get a pen and paper in your hand because you might have this sudden brainwave as you watch video after video.

 

Wedding Anniversary Speech Samples

 

Speech examples for a husband can be another powerful motivator for writing your own speech.

But know that you can’t borrow the sample word for word as that will not make your speech very original.

 


Go Find What You Threw Away

 

Sometimes, you need not look far to get something down on paper. Let me ask you: Do you still have your bride speech or do you still remember portions of it?

Did you know you can use parts of that account to craft your own speech?

 

Here’s someone’s bride speech. Let us take a look at excerpts of it and how we can get something from it for our own message.

'' After pursuing my P.H.D I found a good job and had everything I ever need to give me that personal comfort and satisfaction.
As the years rolled by with no one to hold on in hard times, I felt this void in my heart and I lived like a nun.
And so, when Mike came into my life, I experienced a deep sense of joy that flowed through my heart and veins like a never flowing stream.


Well, Mike has been a friend for almost 5 years now but I must admit that I just wanted to know if he was the right guy for me. And I was the right lady for him.


I am someone who believes in the sanctity of marriage and I just didn’t want anything or anyone to toy with my heart.
After he had left college, he told me he loved but I turned this great guy down. Wanting to impress me, he sent me a flower on Valentine’s Day but I was still not convinced that he could feel the void in my life.


Besides, I wanted to test the strength of his heart and character.
But my Mike would never give up. On my last birthday, he arrived looking cute.
I guess he wanted to impress me.


To cut a long story short, we wined and dined and he came over when everyone had left and we talked for like 2 hours.
At a point, he was drenched in sweat and his voice grew rather hoarse as he held my hands.
He got down on one knee and told me that he still wanted to be my best friend.
Suddenly I felt a bit faint-smiled and accepted his proposal.

 

After, he breathed a big sigh of relief and the mood as if he had won a marathon in record time in an empty stadium.



Today, the story is different. He’s relaxed but I am drenched in sweat as I give my speech.
Kidding aside, I feel like a princess on this beautiful day.

 

Mike thanks for agreeing to marry me. Your proposal took my breadth and my brains away. Far away…''

It’s an extraordinary thing to meet someone who you can bare your soul to and accept you for what you are. I’ve been waiting, for what seems like a very long time, to get beyond what I am.


With Bella I feel like I have my joy back. My peace of mind back. My hope back.
I always thought that there was this one perfect person for everybody in the world, you know, and when I found you, all my fears and worries faded away.


Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again

Now, we are best friends eternally and we will have to cross so many rivers and climb hills to get to where we want to be. But, I know we will get there.''


Now, our own version of the above.

 

''Mike tried to impress me the very first time we met on campus back at University.
Later we got married, and I thought he might stop doing that. But, he kept impressing me each day.

What a wonderful friend he has been all these years.

It’s an extraordinary thing to meet someone who you can bare your soul to and accept you for what you are. And I think Mike is that guy my soul had been carving for since I made a decision to settle down.

Mike, every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure.
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again

Now, we are best friends eternally and we still have to cross so many rivers and climb hills to get to where we want to be. But, I know we will get there sooner than later. I love you Mike!’’

 

Did you see how we borrowed a few words from that original speech and simply made it one meant for an anniversary milestone?

Can you do same? I hope you can.

 

Now, what I want you to do now is to look over this article over and over again.

As you do that, put down ideas that spring in your mind and use them to craft your own wedding anniversary speech for your husband.

 


Wedding (Marriage) Anniversary Speech For Sister


Ideas and tips as well as wedding anniversary speech samples to effortlessly help you write a beautiful speech for your sister

 

How Did She Make It?

 

Let me ask you this simple question: How many years have your sister been married?
And are you married yourself or you have yet to find your soul mate?

If have yet to, don’t worry, you are surely going to get a helpful soul mate soon. I will be praying for you so you find someone who loves and have you at heart.

 

If you answered yes to the first question, then I want to know how marriage is like? Not too easy right?
Well, by the grace of God, your loving sister will be celebrating her marriage anniversary very soon and I know she is asked you to say something sweet on that beautiful day.

 

I know you are dreaming of giving a great speech. However, you need to get some good words and ideas to help you write your message and that’s why I want to help you write your speech like a pro, without trying so hard.

 

This Is All You Have To Do

 

But, first please take this from me as it’s the first step to putting your house in order.

Having a positive mental attitude is the first thing you have to do if you really want to say what is on your heart with flair and confidence.


Sadly though, most people have this weird mindset about speaking in public and I think if you have that mental disposition too, then you better get rid of it by all means.


The truth of the matter is that you don’t need any special public speaking skills or writing skills to write so well.

 

You can call the shots when you make up your mind to succeed no matter what you feel about the honorable task ahead.
Probably, you failed to perform way back in school or in the office when you were asked to speak before your classmates or your co- employees, and you are wondering if you are going to fail this time again.

 


No, you won’t if you believe you can do so well on this special occasion.

 


All you have to do is to hold a mental image of yourself addressing the audience constantly as this mental exercise will keep your fears at bay, calm your nerves, and boost your ego and self-confidence.
That, in essence, is the first step to a victorious performance.

 


How To Get Great Ideas


Having said that, let us now see how and where to get other ideas.

First, get true and fake stories to support your speech. Funny stories about your sister as well as humorous comments you have said or discussions you both have had can be worked into your speech.

 

Add Stories To The Mix

 

You can you infuse true love stories too. But, make sure your message is in consonance with the theme of your message.

 

Pick A Style

 

In doing that, you have to decide on the kind of style you want to use for your wedding anniversary speech for your sister. Narrative, funny, song-like speech or a poetic piece are styles to choose from.

 


Go For Marriage Jokes


Next, you have to use marriage jokes or quotes to help add a bit of freshness to your speech.
But, please make sure you use them creatively to give your speech a unique touch.

Here a few quotes on love and marriage you can use

''A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences ''- Dave Meurer


''I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.'' Roy Croft

''Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.''- Wuthering Heights


''To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.''- David Viscott


''Love me and the world is mine.''- David Reed


''You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.''- Dr. Seuss

''A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.''- Andre Maurois


''What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.''- Ralph Waldo Emerson

''Faith makes all things possible. Love makes all things easy.'' Dwight Moody


''There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.''- Ronald Reagan


''You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.''- Richard Needham


Now, let’s pick this quote and see if we can do something with them by way of writing a very short anniversary speech for your sister.

I will go for

''There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.''- Ronald Reagan

And

''You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.''- Richard Needham

Here’s our example:


When Mary first got married, our dad said something very deep that has remained with me for a very long time. I remember on Mary’s wedding when he grabbed the mic , he said in marriage, you marry three persons, not one.

You marry the person you think they are, the person they are and the person they are going to be.
I didn’t really understand what our dad said but as this day fast approached, I began to think through those lines.

I have seen dad’s come to pass in ways that baffles me. You see, before Dan married Mary, she was such a caring, loving and responsible lady who had a deep sense of compassion.

It’s being 25 years since they tied the knot, and I know how deeply loving she has become because she met an equally loving partner who loves her with all his strength and energy.


Do you see realize how we use these lines: and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.” to craft our speech without mentioning the author’s name?


That, in, effect is how to make someone’s quote yours.

 

Add Music To Your Message


Do you love songs? I know we all do and did you know love or marriage songs can help you write your speech? Sit, and reflect on your favorite love songs and see if the lyrics will be okay for what you want to say.

 

Use Jokes


Funny jokes like you see here can also help you. So, feel free to enrich your presentation with any of them. May I remind you that you have to make sure that whatever you decide to go for is in line with the theme of your message overall.

 

What About Seeing Videos?


I know you might not have the time to watch a two-three hour movie,
but if you can watch excerpts of wedding movies on any of those video sharing platforms or look them up in the search engines, then you can get a pen and paper hand to record ideas that pops in your mind as you watch those movies.

 

How About This Message?

 

Have you also thought about using your maid of honor speech or a similar wedding speech you have ever given for this wedding anniversary speech for your sister? If you still have those speeches, that’s great because you can borrow a few lines from that script to enhance your presentation.

 

Just See This Sample Or Example, And Your Troubles Will Be Gone For Good

 


Finally, if you are at a complete loss and don’t know what to do, just see wedding anniversary speech samples for your sister.
If you get a good sample like this one, it can help a lot because you can just borrow from here and there and tweak the words and phrases and style you find in that sample to make it yours.

 


That way, your speech will be unique and no one will look down on you.
What’s more, you can simply look it over and over and simply add or modify or infuse to make the wedding anniversary speech for your sister your own.


Here’s an example by Gilian


Brian, you are one lucky guy to get to be Gill’s husband. I know this because I got to be her pseudo-husband when Gill and I lived together in San Francisco during your first deployment.

 

She and I would make nachos and watch our favorite TV shows every week, go grocery shopping together, and even be each other’s date for weddings. (Sorry, that’s why she tries to lead now every time you two dance.)


When she moved away, I missed my partner in crime like crazy. I used to burst into tears every time I walked past her bedroom door.


The only thing that made it easier was knowing that you two were happy. Plus, I bought a spinning wheel and a few dozen cats to keep me company until I met Darren.


Gill, I can’t believe that you’re all growns up. I can’t tell you how much you mean to me, and how happy I am that you’ve found the perfect guy for you.


I can’t wait until we live in the same place again.


Brian, I know you appreciate Gill as much as I do, and you’ll be as good a husband to her as I was. Welcome to the family. You fit right in, and we love you already.


Now, everyone, please raise your glasses for a toast. Baby Sis, and my new Little Bro, may your lives continue to be better together. Cheers!


Now, let’s attempt to make Gilians’ words our own by tweaking it a bit.


Dan, you are one lucky guy to get to be Gill’s husband.


I know this because she loves you so much and everyone in the family loves you too.
I got to be her pseudo-husband when we both lived together in New York during your first deployment.
When you became part of her life, my role ceased and yours began in earnest. And I saw you play the role of a responsible husband.

 

I was not married at the time, and every night, I would curl up in bed and look at our photos and miss her sorely.
But, I was content because she was in your safe, loving arms.


Gill, I can’t believe that you’re all grown up. I can’t tell you how much you mean to me, and how happy I am that you’ve found the perfect guy for you.


There are more years ahead of you to love each other like never before. And always love each other as if you had just a minute left to depart the earth.


Did you see, how I used Gilians' words to write something up? That’s how to use samples and I am sure by now you too can write a great wedding or marriage anniversary speech for your beautiful sister.

 


Sample Wedding (Marriage) Anniversary Speech Sample Or Example For A Friend

 

Just Follow This 50th Wedding Anniversary Speech Sample, And You’ll Be Seconds Away From Giving a Beautiful Wedding Anniversary Speech For Your Close Friend Even If You Are Celebrating The 1st, 2nd, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th,….wedding anniversary!

 

Why You Are Such A Great Friend!

 

It is often said that a friend in need is a friend indeed. You believe in that popular saying right?

Well, if you have a friend that sticks closer than a brother as the Bible puts it, then I can imagine how deep your friendship is.

 

By the way, it is your friend’s wedding anniversary speech and you really have to give a beautiful wedding speech.

But, do you have what it takes to stand before an audience to say those beautiful words that is on your heart?

 

It can be really terrifying when you are asked by your friend to pay a tribute to your friend.

Granted, it is a rare honor and privilege to be asked to give such an address.

Nevertheless, I believe in you and I think you can make it despite your foibles or disgust for speech giving.

 

How To Make Use Of This Speech Sample

 

Today, I’d like to show a wedding anniversary speech sample or example for a friend written by toastmaster Michael Varma .

Not only that, we will dissect this piece bit-by-bit, and see what went into it and see the insights we can glean from it, so we can apply the tips and lessons to writing your own speech.

 

Here we go:

 

Good Afternoon, my name is Michael Varma and I met Luby more than ten years ago at a Toastmasters meeting.

Luby is our resident celebrity. She a triple threat: she acts; she sings and can tap dance her way out of a question she doesn’t want to answer.

And we’re here to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary to Bob. Fifty years is quite an achievement. Most folks don’t make it that far.

 

What can you say about the introduction in the above sentences?

You have five minutes to give me the answer. Okay, time is up!

 

How To Get The Guests To Listen To You

 

Varma’s opening lines might not be too ‘’ romantic’’ but I’d like to bring your attention to a few things he made use of.

His greetings and short-self introduction and how they met form the backbone of his opening remarks.

You see, you can do the same. But, you can still make your intro very unique and special as that is one way sure way to arrest the attention of the audience and make them want to listen to you.

 

Here a few ways to make your intro very special.

 

  • You can tie your opening to a quote on friendship. Did you see how I opened this article with a quote?

    Here a few ones you can use

 

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend- Martin Luther King, Jr.


The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it- Hubert H. Humphrey


Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness-Euripides


My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me-Henry Ford


I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun- Charles R. Swindol

 

However, if you want to use those lines, you can personalize it to make it your own.

 

Let us see how we can do that as an example using at least two of the quotes above. I will go for the following

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun- Charles R. Swindol

AND

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness-Euripides

 

Here’s a very short example based on our quotes

 

Mike has been a great blessing to me since we met in high school 30 years ago.

When I celebrated by own silver marriage a year ago, he was there to help plan the whole event.

He introduced me to my wife, Betty, and he has always been in times of trouble and happiness.

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for him. He has given me a heart full of joy and good friends like him make life a lot more fun.

So, on the occasion of his golden marriage anniversary, I have the honor…

 

Did you see how we made up our own words(see the underlined words) using quotes by both Swindol and Euripides?

 

That’s exactly how to go about using quotations in the right manner.

 

Ideas To Help You Craft This Vital Part

 

  • Again, you can start with how you became friends and how your friend has impacted you over the years.

 

  • Again, you can tell the wedding guests after you have mentioned your name and greeted the guests and tell everyone what you think has kept the couple’s friendship alive all these years.

 

  • You can even begin with a quote or joke on marriage and tie it to the theme of your speech.

 

 I want to make things quite easy for you, so below are a few marriage quotes you can use to give your speech a personal touch.

A good husband makes a good wife- John Florio

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years- Simone Signoret

Marriages, like careers, need constant nurturing... the secret of having it all is loving it all-Joyce Brothers

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher- Socrates

But marriage goes in waves. You've got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don't put the work and the effort into it. You've got to suck up your ego a lot of times, because that can be a big downfall -Anna Benson

 

Use This To Impress The Guests-And They Will Love You

 

Many people don’t do this partly because of ignorance, and that has got to do with starting your speech with a story.

 

For example, let us use the story of the titanic to write our own short marriage anniversary speech so you can get what I mean. See below for our example

 

Mike and Amanda are lot like Jack and Rose who were the main characters in the movie, the Titanic.

I have seen them hold each other’s back throughout the good and bad times, and I think the love’s true heroes because their lives is a reflection of love’s unquenchable fire.

 

Now, let us continue with what Varma said on her friend’s celebration of love.

 

Britney Spear’s first marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander lasted 55 hours.
Kim Kardashian’s second marriage to New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries lasted a mere 72 days.

But those are marriages that didn’t make it. How about other celebrities that are still together?

 

The beauty of such marriage speech samples is that you simply modify what you have seen above or you can follow the following ideas to help you come up with one.

You can compose your speech by telling everyone how they got married and how their lives have been like.

You can share what you have learned from your friend in marriage and how it has helped your own marriage.

You can compare your friend’s marriage to well-known person, items, vegetation, and so on. Then, use your comparison to carefully put down your thoughts.

 

Please bear in mind that all the above tips and guidelines form part of the body of your speech, and you have to ensure that the intro flows seamlessly into the body of your speech.

 

Never ever forget that.

 

Oh, I forgot this one thing, and it has got to do with using similes, metaphors and imagery to convey your feelings as you write.

Use these literary devices as much as possible to paint a picture in the reader’s mind and make them feel as if they are watching a movie when they hear you talk.

 

Now, speech continues

 

Hollywood sweethearts Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are still together, but it’s only been 24 years.

My wife and I have been married for a little more than 10 years and know I adore my wife more today than when got married. (Honey, did I say that right?)


Luby and Bob, you’re at 50 years. That’s five times more love than I’ve yet known. I’m in awe and offer this anniversary toast.

The quoted lines tell us that you can compare your own marriage to that of your friend and bring out the similarities common to yours and his or hers.

 

How To End On A Memorable Note

 

Finally, you can conclude your speech by wishing your friend and his wife or husband well in the years ahead. You can end in a poem as you see here

 

You are blessed from above
With devotion and love
I have a good notion
To second His motion
We bid you good cheers
Partners in love for many more years

 


You can end by encouraging the couple to keep loving and caring for each other unconditionally.
You can quote a verse from the Holy bible or your religious book and use that to draw down the curtain.

Here is an example

 

The scriptures say in 1 Corinthians 13 that though I speak in the tongues of men or angels and even have the gift of prophecy, and even knows all things
But you don’t have love, you are nothing.

Such love the Bible describes is kind. It is patient. It is not selfish or proud. So, let this kind of love reign in your heart till the end of time!


I hope by now you know how to use wedding speech anniversary samples to pay a memorable tribute to your dear friend. God bless you.

 


Wedding (Marriage) Anniversary Speech Ideas and Tips

 

Wedding (Marriage) Anniversary Speech Ideas and Tips: Want Your 1st, 2nd, 5th, 10th, 20th, 25th,  ...50th Wedding Anniversary Speech To Be Very Memorable? Just Follow This Simple And Clever Plan

 

Congratulations!

 

To begin with, I must congratulate you for staying true to your bonds all these years, even as you celebrate your marriage or wedding anniversary.

It is been a labor of love right?

Sure it has been.

 

I know you want to tell your family and friends, how all these years has been with your wife or husband or even for your parents, and I am happy to share with you a few secrets so you can write and give a heartfelt message.

 

Can we start now? I have been writing wedding speeches for some time now, and I know there a few things to consider before you put down your thoughts on a sheet of paper.

 

Why Victory Lies In Your Skull

 

Before I show you what those ideas are, let me remind you about this one thing that prevents many wedding speakers from accomplishing their dreams of giving great marriage anniversary speeches that will earn them favorable attention and praise.

 

You see, the mind plays a key role in whatever you want to achieve in life.

Sadly, however, may people let fear reside in their mind instead of holding on to the dream they carry in their hearts.

 

You might be probably wondering how you are going to execute this beautifully since you might have failed to impress the last time you were asked to say some few words when it was your birthday celebrations.

 

Well, I understand what you went through and it was admittedly not too easy for though.

Believe it or not, those same emotions of fear will show up this time too.

It will because you couldn’t conquer it the first it came to dine with you. The good news is that you can do something about it this time.

 

Do This And You Will Make It

 

By constantly holding in your mind’s eye, this picture of speaking confidently with flair and poise, you are going to have this remarkable feeling of energy flowing through your spirit and soul, and it would eventually build up your self-esteem and confidence.

 

You can write the most awesome wedding anniversary speech ever, but if you lack the guts to speak before an audience, you are going to fail woefully. So, please keep this advice in your head all the time.

 

Fail To DoThis And You Will Get Nowhere

 

First, put down on paper what kind of wedding anniversary speech you want to give. Is it the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 13th, 15th,  20 th, 25 th, 30th, 50th or what?

 

Again, you need to write down what your specific role at the celebration will be, as that will help you choose the right words.

 

For example, the words you’ll use when addressing your wife or husband will be different if you are addressing your parents or your grandparents, though there might be some similarities here and there.

 

Choose Your Own Style

 

Next, you have to decide what angle you want to go for.  By that I mean the theme or style of your speech.

Do you want to talk about how the couple’s relationship has evolved over the years or you simply want to tell them how much your wife or husband means to you.

Or even the struggles both of you have endured to reach thus far?

 

You can also simply express gratitude as part of your tribute or tell a story(whether real or imagined) and tie it to your own wedding anniversary speech.

Next, you have to put down what speech style you want to go for. There are so many styles to pick from.

 

But giving a narrative piece, humorous account, a narrative or story telling episode, being poetic or making your wedding anniversary speech ‘’song-like’’ or a combination or one or more of these styles are issues you have to grapple with.

Whatever style you go for should match your personality and demeanor.

 

Go To These Places For Ideas

 

Next, you have to decide where to get ideas from and how to piece those ideas to form your own message.

I am happy to share with you a few places to get those ideas.

You can look up videos on wedding anniversary speeches in the search engines and watch those that you find interesting. Put down ideas that jump inside your brain.

 

If you are Christian, then another source of ideas will be the Holy Bible.

Another area to look at is love or marriage quotes.

Ideas from love songs or quotes from marriage anniversary movies or wedding movies can also help you out.

 

Here Is The Best Place For Unique Ideas

 

Finally, the greatest ideas come from your own memories. Those wonderful memories you have in mind are the golden keys that will make writing your entire speech much easier.

So, write as many of them that comes to you as you reflect on how life has been for both of you, and the blessings and hard times you’ve been through.

I am asking you to list as many of them because you never know which point will help you express your thoughts eloquently.

 

Have You Considered These Too?

 

One thing you can let go if you really want to craft a heartfelt message is wedding anniversary speech samples.

They are crucial in the preparation process because they help you to assess what goes into such speeches.

Besides, they contain so many great ideas, phrases and sentences and even quotes you can borrow when writing your own speech.

I want us to look at this brief wedding anniversary speech sample or example Jeff gave and how we can use it to write our own speech. Remember, though this is geared towards a 60th anniversary, you can always modify based on the facts you have gathered.

Now, to our example

''Hello, my name is Jeff Sauer, Grandson of Norb and Lenore, and welcome to our celebration of 60 years of marriage between Lenore and Norby, or as we affectionately call them; Lenorby.

I will be your master of ceremonies for this event, and I hope that you’ll soon find that you are in good hands. Grandpa chose me to host this event because he says I remind him of a young Bob Hope.

I have no idea what that means, but I am taking it as a compliment.

Enough about me. The real reason why we are here is to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert T Koch.

60 years! 6 – 0. That’s not a typo. 60 years! That is a long time for two people to be together. In fact, this type of longevity is almost unheard of in modern times. This is a testament to their long lasting love and devotion.

To see how they made it this far, let me give you some insight into how things came to be.

Norbert Thomas Koch and Mary Lenore Leroux had modest upbringings.

Norb grew up in North Minneapolis, back in a time where it was safe to drive through the neighborhood with your windows down. Lenore grew up in the town of Hamel, on a farm that is now a high school and a housing development.

Due to some unfortunate turns in life, Norb was tasked with helping to prove for his family from an early age. In order to make ends meet, he had to make money in whatever way he could, including selling newspapers and shoveling sidewalks.

One can only assume that working at such an early age instilled him with a great work ethic, and the drive necessary to achieve his own financial independence.

Now, let us see how to carve something brief from what that guy wrote.

 

Here we go

Welcome everyone. Thanks for coming. I am Dan, son of Jennifer and Austin and you are welcome to the 25th wedding anniversary of my parents.(Did you see how different this intro is from the original version?)

 

To see how they made it this far, let me give you some insight into how things came to be.(have maintained this line..scroll up to see)

Jennifer and Austin thought they would never get this far. My parents tell me how tough things were a few years after they got married.

You see, dad had a high-paying job and my mom agreed to be a stay-at-home mom because her work was demanding.

Things were pretty good the following years after my parents had made that decision. One day, dad returned home from work looking glum...

The reason being that he had been laid off from work..The years that followed were very very tough. We were thrown out of our apartment by our landlord and we had barely enough to live on...

Do you realize how i am weaving my own story in place of the example we came across?

That's exactly how to use wedding anniversary speech samples to get something beautiful down on the white page.

I hope you can follow suit. Don't tell yourself, you can't. I believe in you and hope you can!

 


Wedding(Marriage) Anniversary Speech For Wife: From A Husband

 

How To Get The Right Words And Ideas To Help You Write A Perfect Wedding Anniversary Speech For Your Wife On That Special Day!

 

This Makes Life Beautiful

I know it is every man’s dream to find a loving, forgiving and god-fearing wife right?

The journey of marriage certainly becomes very beautiful when you find the one who is very committed to goals you want to achieve as well as interests you want to pursue.

 

And so, when you find someone loving like your wife, and you have been together all these years, you really have to tell everyone how you deeply feel about her, and how your friendship has been like ever since you got married.

 

Can You Face Them Confidently?

 

The situation gets quite intimidating when you have to face such a huge crowd. Not only do you get nervous, but you worry whether what you have say will be well-received by the guests.

 

I know that this happens a lot because countless wedding speakers do write to me, and I understand how they feel when they have to pay glowing tribute to their wives on the big day.

That’s why I am right here this afternoon to help you get the right words and ideas so you can make her proud no matter how you feel.

 

Please bear in mind that what I am going to share will help you even if you are giving your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5,th, 6th,…..10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 50th, 60th,… wedding anniversary speeches.

 

You Have To Tell Stories

 

First, you have to put lots of funny anecdotes that come to you. You just have to sit and reflect on funny incidents that have happened in your marriage and what brought about those events.

 

You could also walk down memory lane and try to recollect funny remarks and the like and see how best you can use them to put down your exact thoughts and emotions into very beautiful words.

 

Words and comments your own children or even grandchildren have said could be the backbone for your speech.

 

Use Jokes


Many husbands underestimate the power of jokes in helping them write funny wedding anniversary speeches for their wives. Such people they have to be naturally funny to come up with something entertaining.

 

But, that perception is simply wrong.
If you know how to use jokes to write your speech, it will make your message very memorable. Wondering how to do just that?


Here Are Some Marriage Jokes


''When a married man says "I'll think about it", What he really means is that he doesn't know his wife's opinion yet''—Anonymous

''On their 50th wedding anniversary,
a couple summed up the reason for their long and happy marriage.
The husband said, "I have tried never to be selfish.

After all, there is no 'I' in the word marriage."

The wife said,

"For my part, I have never corrected my husband's spelling." Submitted by: Nelson

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher –Socrates

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met - Rodney Dangerfield

The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it - Ann Bancroft

 

Now, let us combine the following quotes and see if we can come up with a short speech with them

''By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher''Socrates

And

 

''My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met'' - Rodney Dangerfield

Here we go now:

You see, before we got married, I read this quote by Socrates that said if you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

 

Well, the first few years were very hard as we gradually got to know each other very well.

I would get up in the middle of the night, sit at the edge of the bed and look at Mary fast asleep and wonder what trouble I had gotten myself into.

 

I will ponder about what went on that day and analyze my actions and that of my wife like a crazy philosopher….Little did I realize that I was losing sleep over nothing.

 

The years have come and gone…it’s been 20 years now… and I realize that I am such a wise philosopher knowing that I married such a great wife…

 

Hope you get what I mean? You too can do same to give your speech that unique touch.

 

How do you find such jokes? Just look them up in the search engines.

 

By the way, I have a few jokes for you because I want you to do so well. A popular saying might even help you to form great ideas to help you say what you want to say.


Watch Marriage Or Wedding Anniversary Videos


I know you might not have the time to watch one from the start to the end. But, things will get better if you can.

As you do that, put down ideas and phrases the screen stars have said that you think will be very beneficial in helping you string your thoughts together.

There are many romantic lines from such movies or wedding movies in general.


Oh, I forgot to tell you that you can watch brief anniversary clips (like 3-5) minutes on the search engines and you will by all means have great ideas just popping out at you. Never ever throw away any idea that hit your brain because you can never which ones will help you in the long run.

 

Marriage Quotes

 

They do work a lot. The trick here is not to use verbatim what you find. You can paraphrase them or you can try to use them creatively.

I once wrote a speech for this man who thought his son was like a precious metal.

 

Well, I was done with his speech, and I asked him to look it over, and to my surprise he made a few changes and he added that his son was a 24-carat gem! Funny right?

 

That’s exactly how to get things working for you if you are going to make someone’s quote your own. If you can put it in your own words, then you have to acknowledge the author.

 

Here are a few quotes you can use. Please don’t use it word for word. But any quote you go for should be modeled after the example I gave above

 

''A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband''- Michel de Montaigne

 

''My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me''- Winston Churchill

 

''Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife''- Franz Schubert

 

''The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife''-Barbara De Angelis

 

''I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it''-Lyndon B. Johnson

 

''A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water''---Eleanor Roosevelt


Similes and Metaphors


I think you understand how many times we use metaphors and similes before we go to bed. It stands to reason that you have to use lots of them to say something about your beautiful wife on that beautiful day.

 

Never ever forget that! They have power to change ordinary sentences into something hilarious. Do you remember the story I told you editing his speech to say that his son is like a 24-carat gem?

 

 

Go For What You Threw Away


Do you really what you said when you gave your groom wedding speech sometime ago? You could use some of the phrases and ideas you used then to start your own speech.

 

For example, if you told your wife in that speech that you are going to be there for him.

 

Then your wedding anniversary speech to your wife can begin from there. Ok ok. Let me make things clear by taking this portion from someone’s speech so you can get what I want to put across.

 


Let us as an example say this was a part of that speech right?


''I promise to hold you tenderly. Love you like my own soul and be there for you even when our world is in a mess.''


Okay, let us use what’s right up there to write our example


'' My mind goes back to that day when we got married. I remember looking into that blue eyes and telling you that I was going to be there for you in hard times and good times.

Well, we have experienced both good times and bad times, and I love Marilyn more today than I loved her yesterday.

 Marilyn, I will love you more tomorrow than I love you today. I still promise to be there for you so we can be like a city built on a rock''


I hope you get the picture and that you too can come up with something similar, if not better. I believe in you and I know you can.

 

 


Sample Wedding(Marriage) Anniversary Speech For Wife: From A Husband

 

Just See This Example or Sample And You Will Be Seconds Away From Writing a Beautiful Wedding Anniversary Speech For Your Loving And Beautiful Wife, Without Trying So Hard!

 

Why You Must Use Them

 

Every work is based on the works of those who have gone on before. Anything you can imagine is based on the works of people we all know.

It stands then to reason that you need to base your wedding anniversary speech on the work of those who have successfully done that.

 

Whenever you are looking for great ideas and tips to help you write a great speech, you shouldn’t look very far.

Consulting wedding anniversary speech samples is a sure bet to helping you write a speech that will make your wife very proud and love you the more.

 

How To Make The Most Of Them

 

Today, I am here to help you make good use of an example I am going to show you.

Not only will we rip apart this sample, but I will show you how to make good use of those ideas we will come across so you can effortlessly write your own speech beautifully.

 

Wouldn’t you love it when your wife comes to plant a kiss on your check, and your children and friends and family compliment you for having given a great speech?

 

Now, let us see this wedding anniversary speech sample from a loving husband. Let me tell you that it’s a 50th Wedding Anniversary Speech. But, you can still adapt it to fit your own speech nonetheless.

 

Let us kickoff by seeing what goes into the opening lines of all great speeches. You see, acknowledging the guest is one sure way of connecting with your audience.

 

How To Really Begin It All

 

So, you have to begin by telling everyone who you are and then proceed to thank your family and friends and others for honoring the invitation as well expressing gratitude to those who sent their well-wishes and gifts.

 

Having said that, let’s see how you can make effective use of this sample or example

“These past 50 years have not always been the easiest for us, and we’ve certainly had our ups and downs.’’

Did you realize how he began with a bang? That will make lots of wedding guests sit up and listen to you. Without a compelling introduction, you can't hold their attention and you won’t get anywhere.

Though this speaker says he’s being married for 50 years now,  it hasn’t always been easy because there are many hurdles to cross once you are married.

 

Well, you can begin your introduction just as he has done. But, there are also so many ways of kick starting the opening line of your wedding anniversary speech. They are as follows

 

  •  One, you can begin with a love or marriage quote. Below are a few of such lines''A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.'' -Mignon McLaughlin

''Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.'' -Maggie Reyes

''Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.''-Stephen Gaines

''Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.''-Fawn Weaver

''The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me.'' -Robert Brault

 

  • Second, you can start with your own thoughts on marriage.

 

  • Third, you can start with a story or a joke.

 

  • Fourth, you can start with a funny incident or anecdote.

 

  • Fifth, you can begin by singing your own composition or even reciting poems.

 

These are just a few starters. You can brainstorm and come up with your own ideas. They are lots of great ideas lying dormant in your brain, so don’t look down on yourself. There is a hero that lies in you-no matter how you see yourself.

 

Right after you are through with a smashing introduction, you have to develop the body of your speech. And that’s where you put your ideas and tips together so they flow in a chronological order.

 

Now back to our example

'' I remember sitting behind you in English class our first year of high school. When you turned around and asked to borrow a pencil on that first day, I could barely find one in my bag because of how taken with you I was. I’m sure my hands were shaking when I handed it over, but you didn’t say a word about it. ''

 

 Nice right? I think it’s full of emotion! How did he do that? He put together a story about how they met way back in high school. Did you realize that he managed to get some of us laughing when he said: ''I could barely find one in my bag because of how taken with you I was. I’m sure my hands were shaking when I handed it over, but you didn’t say a word about it.''

Sir, you too can weave into your account a few funny tales: true and fake stories alike. But make sure it relates to your speech.

 

  • Aside that, you can also simply make your wedding anniversary speech one of gratitude or just saying thanks.

 

  • You can also zoom into action by saying how life has been like since you got married.

 

  • You can also tell the guests how your wife has helped you become a better person and the blessings you have got ever since you became husband and wife. Don’t hold anything back.

 

  • Feel free to share what you both have been through and what you did to overcome all your adversities. I have said that this is a necessary step because your speech is also a tool or drug that helps to heal or revive the soul.

 

Well, if you are not clear, let me show you what I mean exactly. You see, there are some guests who are heartbroken. The newly-wed ones think they are going through hell and might want to quit. So telling those present how you overcame your own problems will encourage someone to still hold the dim torch a little longer, hoping that the light will shine brighter someday.

 

Speech continues below

 

''Though I didn’t have the courage to ask you on a date until senior year, I was overjoyed when you said yes.

Prom could not have been better. Thank you for agreeing to go with me, regardless of the fact that I wasn’t brave enough to approach you before then.

I will always look fondly upon that picture we took at the bottom of your staircase. I may not have been smiling in it, but I hope you know I was over the moon.

Our post-high school years weren’t the easiest, what with work and the kids and trying to make ends meet.

The only thing that got me through those long shifts and the horrible commute was knowing that you and the kids would be at home, waiting for me.

I may have been a mess, but I always felt that you were right there with me. I’m sorry if I haven’t made it clear before, but you’re my rock.''

 

Did you notice how the ideas are built like building blocks on one another? That’s how your ideas should be strung together.

 

Here Is A Short Example To Help You Personalize Your Speech

 

Using examples and metaphors for example can help a lot. For example, let us borrow this sentence and see how you can make it yours.

''Though I didn’t have the courage to ask you on a date until senior year, ………………''

Now, let us see how we can transform the above lines using similes. Here is what i came up with based on what i took: Thought I didn't...''

 

''Though I didn’t have the courage like a shrill wind  to ask you on a date partly because I had this goose bumps and feared you might say no to my proposal and that would have made me faint like a ghost trapped in a hot air balloon….''

Do you see how I did that?

You can too because I believe you can. I don’t know your level of experience regarding speaking in public. It doesn't matter if you have the skill or not.

 

All you have to do is to believe in your own abilities no matter and trust me, you can pour out what is on your heart in a way that will leave your wife with moist eyes and also get you lots of sincere compliments.

 

The final section is seen below

''In short, my wonderful wife, I love you so much. I wouldn’t trade these past 50 years for the world. I think I’m the luckiest man in the world. ''

Can you write something like that? Not too difficult right?

Just go back to this piece with a paper and pen in your hand and see which parts of sample anniversary speech you can use to say something great about your loving wife.

My friend, that's how to write a beautiful story from a husband for a loving wife!