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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


''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


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




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



''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!

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


Ideas, tips and, examples to help you write and give a beautiful wedding anniversary speech for your loving husband- the easy way


How Did You Make It?


I want to salute for staying true to your vows all these years, and I know it has not been always easy.

It has never been, and you deserve all the praise for putting up with your husband no matter what both of you have gone through.


By the way, how did you make it all these years? It is something I really want to know.

You see, when the kitchen gets overheated, most women simply pack off and leave for good.

But I think you are very special person, and I am sure your loving husband is so proud of you.

That’s why I really want you to tell the guests and everyone how much he means to you.


I know you love him with every fiber of your being.


Here is How To Put Down Something Heartfelt


And I want to show an easy way to put down something heartfelt that will deepen your bonds of friendship, and make him fall in love with you more so you can abide in perfect love until your maker calls you home in a good old age.


If you really want to give that wonderful speech you are dreaming of, there is one thing you simply cannot do without. Know what that is? Ok….let me give you 5 minutes to see if you know what it is.

Okay okay…let me help you with that answer.  The answer is


Sample Wedding Anniversary Speeches For Your Husband


Not only do they contain lots of examples, they also making the whole writing thing so much easier as you are able to pick ideas here and there to help you write a unique wedding anniversary speech for your husband.

Today, I’d like to show you such a fantastic sample.

So, sit down, relax, you may take a sheet of paper and jot down ideas that you find useful as you through this piece with me.

Now, here is the example. Before then, listen to this crucial piece of advice.

You see, whenever you are asked to speak before an audience, you have to tell the guests who you are, and thank for their support, well-wishes, and anniversary gifts.


Here’s An Example You Are Looking For


‘’Welcome every one. It gives me great pleasure to see Eric and I surrounded by family and friends and neighbors who care so much about us.

A lot of you had to fly in here all the way from Perth, Australia, and it would be remiss on my part if I do not thank you all for coming tonight.

Just this morning, I received lots of phone calls and emails and messages on my phones and it made me so excited that you all care about us.

Not only, we want to thank you for your kindness and gifts….’’

I hope the sample intro has made things easier!

However, this woman didn’t do that. But Ashlee’s entire speech is still a great piece you can critically study.

Here are the first few opening lines

'' Five years ago today, we became husband and wife. At 25 and 21, we were just a couple of kids madly in love.

We didn’t know a lot back then, but we knew one thing for certain: we belonged together.

And now, half a decade later, I can say with absolute certainty that the past five years have been the best of my entire life. I’m only 26 so maybe that’s not saying very much, but I mean it all the same.''


Did you see how the speaker beautifully captures her audience’s attention from the get-go?


Do This If You Want The Audience To Really Love You


Anytime, you open your speech with a bang, you stand a great chance of wowing  your husband, family and the entire wedding guests.


Aside from what you have seen here, there are a few ways to grab the attention of the audience and I am happy to share a few pointers and ideas with you.


First, you can relive when you got married and what your dreams were for the future.

Second, you can also say why the wedding anniversary means so much to you. Embellish the reasons you give with a beautiful story about your marriage.

Third, you can simply express gratitude to a few persons who have been helpful in your walk together.

Fourth, you can begin with a love or marriage quotes or endurance in marriage.

Please note: The quote or whatever you are using should be in sync with the theme of your speech overall.

Here are a few marriage quotes you can use when you want to say something sweet about your husband and your entire marriage.

  • You know you have found love when you can’t find your way back. Robert Brault
  • Marriage is meant to be more about your surrender than about your satisfaction. Scott Means
  • Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” The Holy Bible, Genesis 2:18


  • Whenever you’re in conflict, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. William James
  • The success of marriage comes not in finding the “right” person, but in the ability of both partners to adjust to the real person they inevitably realize they married. John Fischer

You can paraphrase any of these quotes to make it your own. If you can’t do that, then you have to acknowledge your source or the author. Again, you can use your favorite quote.


After the introduction is the body and it forms the crux of your entire wedding anniversary speech for your husband.


See what Ashlee came up with


''I don’t tell you this as often as I should, but I love being your wife. In fact, I’m proud to be your wife. You continue to amaze me year after year with your ability to selflessly love me.

Like just a few weeks ago when you left a whole bowl of uneaten cereal on the counter because we only had enough milk for one.

You left for work without breakfast so I could still enjoy mine. Or like the time you gave me money from your cash envelope so I could get a pedicure after I spent my entire budget on who knows what.

Or like just yesterday when you willingly woke up at 5:00am to go to work early so you could be home by 6:00 to watch Everett while I went out for the night.

You would do anything for me. You put up with me and my shenanigans, day in and day out. You even put up with me while I was pregnant for nine months, and for that, you deserve more than a blog post, you deserve a trophy. ''

Please kindly re-read these lines:

'' You have supported me for five years through three jobs, and were always the first person to tell me to quit when I wasn’t happy.

You were the one telling me “you can” when I didn’t think I could, the one telling me “you will” when I didn’t think I would.

You have supported my writing, my photography, and every other tiny venture I’ve taken on, all without blinking an eye or making me feel guilty once.''

What do you think or make of it? If you said it reflects the speaker’s deepest admiration for his husband, congrats! We are getting somewhere!

Don’t worry if you didn’t give the right answer because I am here to help you understand what you have to do, so get ready.


Why You Should Save a Heart And Soul


To write the body of your speech so well, you might perhaps borrow what has been used for this sample wedding anniversary speech. If you want yours to be unique, then you better pay attention.

There are ways to put the body of your speech together and here are ways to do just that.


First, you can simply express your feelings for your husband in simple terms.

Second, you can tell everyone how your relationship has evolved over the years and how you have been able to overcome all the odds life threw at you.

Again, you can recall what your marriage goals or visions were and how you both have worked as a united team to achieve those dreams.

Next, you know what? Most people don’t do this but I think you should give it a try.

And that has got to do with how sincere you are when telling your love story. Can you come out and tell the guests a few problems you faced and how you stemmed the tide?

How about pinpointing your differences and how you worked to bridge the gap?

The reason being that, there are so many people who might be having relationship challenges and want you to inspire them.

Thanks to your speech, you can give them hope.


Here Is A Very Short Example


Though you tend to expect the very best when you are joined in body, soul and spirit, some violent storms of life might you hard and you might be wondering if you can make it.

I know someone in this room might be going through some great difficulties in their marriage and wish it all comes to an end. If you are thinking like that, I have some good news for you.

I once thought that way too, but, I went back to re-read my marriage vows and watched our wedding video, and asked myself over and over again if I really meant what I said on that day.

As I reflected, it dawned on me that all loving couples go through hell at one point or the other. The difference between those who give up and those who don’t is their willingness to……patience….’’


Don’t you think these lines will birth hope in someone going through tough times?

You can also recount funny incidents and make something out of it, and you are ready to go.

Ask yourself this question. Can you list five ways your husband has made you a better person? Put them down and write something around that and people will see the thoughtfulness in you.


Be bold and tell everyone how he has put up with you. An example in the sample being these lines by Ashlee:'' You put up with me and my shenanigans, day in and day out''


While typing this I am reminded of a very simple way to make your speech short, sincere and very very unique.


Let’s say your husband is called Dan right? The D could stand for diligence. A could stand for adaptability. And C could stand for courtesy.

Now, we have Diligence, Adaptability, and Courtesy. Can you for example pick up the D and write why your husband is very diligent? How about the word adaptability?


And even courtesy? Write stories around those adjectives and piece it together and your anniversary speech for your husband will be very memorable.

Ever heard or seen someone do that? You better take that route.

Finally, you can recount what you are yet to achieve and what you hope to get together in the coming years.

As seen in the last part of our sample anniversary speech for your husband

See below

'' You’re an amazing dad, and an even better husband, which is saying a lot. Our marriage is far from perfect, but I honestly believe it’s getting better and better with each passing day.

Thank you for loving me the way that you do. Cheers to the second half of this decade, and many many more to come. I love you, Brett Gadd. Always have, always will. ''

50th Wedding(Marriage) Anniversary Speech Tips and Ideas For Parents


This 50th (golden) anniversary speech sample or example will help you pay tribute to your loving parents- the easy way


Congrats To Your Loving Parents!


I really admire your loving parents and have tons of respect for them for staying true to their bonds all these years.

I don’t know how long you have been married. But, we can all bear witness to the fact that being married for 50 long years is not an easy thing right?


There have been high and low points in your parents’ lives and they are the only ones who can really tell you what has kept them going.

Let’s us not forget the countless sacrifices, love and dedication that they have shown to ensure you truly become a successful person.

Are you not proud of them? Hope you are!


How To Make Your Parents Proud

As they celebrate this huge milestone, you also have to make them very proud and tell the invited guests, your own family and friends of your deep love, respect and admiration for them.


One way of the best ways of doing that is by giving a heartfelt speech, and that is not very easy, particularly if you are not accustomed to writing and giving wedding speeches. And I hope you are not since this happens once in a lifetime.


Sometimes, you even get the nerves if you have tons of experience writing speeches and speaking in public.


Why You Too Can Make It! 


I have written lots of speeches for so many people across the world and I know what is running through your mind at this very moment as you search for the right words to honor your parents on their 50th wedding anniversary.


Here Are Some Great Ideas That Work


To write your golden anniversary address or tribute without trying so hard, you have to get 50th Wedding Speech Anniversary speech samples or examples for parents as they will undoubtedly help you express your exact thoughts and emotions into very beautiful words.

Tonight, I’d like to show you one of the brilliant sample wedding anniversary speeches floating around online.

I promise to also dissect it and try to show you how the writer came up with it, so you can write your own great message with the insights and analysis I will be sharing as we look at excerpts of that long speech by Rosalind Wright Picard.

Please, it’s quite long, so be patient as I break it into its various sections.


Here You Have It

First, let us examine the introduction.

'' They say that you don't really appreciate your parents until you become one, but that is not true.

While I admit I probably never truly appreciated your cleaning up after me when I vomited all over myself, my bed sheets, my stuffed animals, and the rug, until I had to do this for my own sons (parenting has significantly elevated my threshold for "gross"), there is much more to say.

On this very special occasion of your 50th anniversary, I would like to share some ways that I have greatly appreciated both of you, and especially your staying married for half a century.''

(comments: Though Rosalind did a fantastic job here, I think she should have kicked off by telling everyone who she is, then greets the invited guests and thank them for coming to support her parents…YOU should never forget to do that when you are writing your own speech okay?)


What can you infer from the lines : ''They say that you don't really appreciate your parents until you become one, but that is not true.''

I like that part of her story because it is an attention- getter and do you realize how it kept you nodding to every word she said.


You see, after you have told everyone who you are and said your ‘’thank you’s’’, you have to open with a killer introduction.

Here are simple ways to do that.


Take Note Of These Things

  • You can begin with a popular saying and connect its theme to how your parents raised you and what they went through in life


  • You can simply express gratitude to your parents and tell them why today is such a special day and why it means so much to you.


  • You can share a funny story and tie it to how you related to your parents when you were under their roof. Here you simply put down lots of anecdotes (funny and not so funny) with the view to sharing those that are very memorable.


  • You can jump straight into the ‘’ring’’ and tell everyone what you think has kept your parents going for 50 years in marriage.


  • You can even start with a quote about the secrets of successful marriages and work something from that angle.

There are so many many ways to hook up your audience and if you can do that well, your presentation will stand out.


Rosalind’s speech continues: '' While most children appreciate their parents for giving them biological life, I don't know to whom I owe that. And while everything for which I am grateful is ultimately conditional upon the decision a teenage woman made,

I was an "accident", "unplanned", and my gratitude is that she believed that somewhere out there was somebody like you, with whom I would be so much better off. The fact is you are the kind of couple whom so many love, the kind who inspires others with your friendly welcome, generosity, and kindness to all.''

Your regular acts of goodness change the mood of those around you: they turn road-raged insensitive maniacs into the kind of drivers who not only let you merge in front of them without ramming you in the rear, but who stopped on the road to give you a helping hand and a smile when in need.

You are a couple who has a positive impact on the world, and this impact has the power to counter the despair of a young women in trouble, helping her know that it is worth choosing life for her little one, because of incredibly loving parents like you.''

Please go back to the introduction. I hope you have done that.

Now, come back (see right up) and read the body.

Have you noticed the connection? Did you realize that the body is just a natural extension of the main idea in the opening lines of her tribute to her dad and mom?


Never Forget To Do This


As you write the body of the speech, there are some critical things you should take into consideration to help you write so well. And that’s the main idea or pillar you want to build your speech on.

Here are a few ideas to help you out.

  • You can simply express thanks to your parents and say why you love them.
  • You can tell everyone how they raise you up and the lessons you learned from them.
  • You can comment about their contribution to the welfare of family and friends.
  • You can talk about how their shared interests and goals have brought them thus far.
  • You can even tell the wedding guests how they helped you walk on troubled waters when you faced difficulties in your own marriage.
  • You can talk about the qualities your own dad brought into the relationship, that of your mom as well and how the couple blended so well despite their seeming differences.
  • You can share funny tales or memories to get everyone laughing and then write about the lessons learned. ….plus so much more


 As you build the body, don’t forget to spice it up with wise quotes and words of wisdom. Though your parents are much more experience in life than you are, they will appreciate that a lot.


There are so many endless possibilities to pick from when crafting the body of your message, so let those words flow from your heart, and everyone will be happy. Your parents particularly will be proud of you, and everyone will say you are wise beyond your years.


Add to the body what you admire about them and how they inspire you.

Do you see how Rosalind does it here:

''Mom and Dad, your honesty, integrity, love, patience, gentleness, kindness, commitment, and willingness to forgive shine as a strong inspiration to me to strive for the same in my marriage.

You have been blessed with the fortitude and faith to stay together, despite a multitude of forces that aim to pull a couple apart. The example of your marriage reveals something much greater than any individual can ever attain….''

Finally, you have to wish them well in the years ahead.

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Here Is A Perfect Way To End It


An example being: '' On this very special occasion of your 50th wedding anniversary, with a heart of deepest gratitude,

I give you my honor, appreciation, admiration, and love.  May God continue to bless your marriage, and may you enjoy your celebration on April 16, and throughout this Golden Year.   I love you Rosalind ''


I hope you have a fair idea of how to use this speech sample to write yours. It will be a great idea to read this piece once again, and put down on paper, ideas and insights, you think you can use to write your own speech as you review it over and over again!