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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.