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


Just Look Over This Unique, Short And Heartfelt Wedding Anniversary Speech Sample For A Friend And You’ll Be Seconds Away From Easily...


And Quickly Writing A Memorable Wedding Anniversary Wishes For Your Friend… even if you thing speaking in public is not your thing and are not too sure if you are on the right track!


As you are pretty much aware, friends do come into our lives for different reasons and in different seasons.


There are some buddies who are in your life for a reason and there are others who are there for a season.


But, if you are blessed enough to have a friend who stands by you in good times and bad, then you have to really cherish their friendship and make them feel much loved.


For me, one of the best gifts I have ever had in my life is my friendship to Mark.


Though he’s a great friend, I see him more as a brother and I visit him at least three times a month to pick his brain on a wide range of issues, particularly when I feel so down and out and believe me, he always come to my rescue.


I don’t know who your best friend is, but chances are you have a loving friend who cares so much about you.


Will This Be Your Best Gift Ever?


By the way, have you thought about honoring that friend in a very special way?


There are many ways to demonstrate that you love him or her with your whole heart but the best gift you can give that person is a beautiful wedding anniversary speech. Has that ever crossed your mind? I guess it has, which is why you’re right here on this page.


As a wedding speech writer myself, I know that pouring your heart out just as you want it can be a tough nut to crack and that’s why I am here to help you.


So, all you have to do is come along with me as we see how you can do just that without trying so hard.


You see, there are many ways to come up with a beautiful message but I know for sure that if you want to put down your exact thoughts and emotions into beautiful words, then you have to consult great wedding anniversary speech samples for your friend.

I am going to show you an example in a minute


Before I do so, let’s consider the benefits of using such models.

  1. It ensures you don’t ‘’sweat’’ when you are asked to say your well-wishes or anniversary message at the last minute!
  2. It’s a real time saver if you have postponed the writing of your speech and then you suddenly realize your speech is not done.
  3. When you have access to a proven one, you can just change a few words or ides here and there and make it yours.


However, you don’t have to copy what you find word for word, else you risk being a copycat.

Remember, there are several eyeballs looking at this too as you read.


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

We will dissect this piece bit-by-bit, and see what went into it and see the insights we can apply to writing your own speech.


Here’s How to Write The Most Important Part of Your Speech...get it right and your friend and guests will compliment you


First, let’s see the most important part of the speech:the introduction.

''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 opening lines in the above paragraph?

Can you give it a whirl? Okay, you have just five minutes to put down anything you have in mind.

You have four more minutes to go.

Three minutes to go.

Two minutes.

Just a minute left.

Please time is up, so kindly put down your pen!


Don’t Ignore These Ideas When Writing Your Opener


Varma’s opening lines might not be the best of introductory remarks, but I’d like to draw but your attention to a few things he made good use of.

  1. He saluted the audience: good afternoon, and you should do same.
  2. He went on to mention who he was--- ‘’my name is Michael Varma’’


Varma should have thanked his friend for the honor done him.

In view of that, I would like to  add this as point number

  1. Thank your friend for asking you to speak


A good opening line like would make the guests want to listen you and if you follow through it with a heartfelt message, then you can be sure you are going to be applauded for or even get a standing ovation if your story line was very touching. 


You Deserve To Hear This Too…


It’s not only celebrities who deserve to be told good things and smiled at  when they give speeches, you also have to feel proud as you go to take your seat...

So, here are some other unique ways of grabbing hearts and minds with a very beautiful intro!


Let’s dive right in!


You can tie your opening to a quote on friendship. Here a few ones you can use:

  1. ''Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend''- Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. ''The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it''- Hubert H. Humphrey
  3. ''Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness''-Euripides
  4. ''My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me''-Henry Ford
  5. ''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


Please let me make this clear. These quotes should be used to personalize your speech.


I love examples and want to make writing your message as easy as lifting a pen, so let’s go for at least two quotes and let’s use them to write something short and sweet.


Here are my picks:


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


A Short Example Of A Wedding Anniversary Speech For A Friend! 


In our lives, every one of us needs someone to learn on in good times and bad and Mike is that friend I have leaned on for almost 20 years.

He has been a great blessing to me since we met way back in high school.

When I celebrated by silver marriage anniversary a year ago, he was there to work like a tireless horse by helping me and my wife plan the whole event!

He’s been there for me in good times and bad and I think his friendship is the best gift God ever gave me.

I cannot even imagine where I would be today if he wasn’t in my life.

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 greatest pleasure and honor to…


Did you see how we used the underlined words in that extract to express our thoughts?


That’s exactly what to do if you decide to use quotations by sages or other folks to start your speech!


That’s not all, these can be great starting points.


-You can start with when you became friends and what really brought you together in the first place…See what Varma said: ''…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.''


  • Again, you can tell the wedding guests after you have mentioned your name and greeted the guests and straightaway tell the wedding guests what brought the couple together.


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


I sincerely believe you should not struggle with your speech, so below are a few marriage 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


Can You Start With a Good Story Too?


Yes, you can. A lot of people don’t do that because they don’t how to go about that.


If you are able to tell a well-known story and connect its message to your speech, then you might get a standing ovation!


See the lines below for an example!


Mike and Amanda are a lot like Jack and Rose, the leading characters in the Titanic movie…


I have seen them hold each other’s back throughout the good and bad times, and I think their love is …


Don’t you think mentioning the Titanic movie is enough to perk up ears? You bet!


Now, let us continue with what Varma said on her friend’s marriage celebration


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?


I love this sample for one reason. The writer is very skilled and creative.


He didn’t just reveal how they met and how their relationship evolved.

To get our attention, he compares his friend’s marriage to those of famous celebrities?

That’s Varma’s own way of developing the body of his speech.

By the way, it’s still possible to imitate this approach.

Enough said about his style.


Let’s Now See How You Can Let Your Ideas Flow in A Logical Manner!


Recalling memories is a great way to build anticipation and excitement into your message and here are questions you have to ask yourself if you want to recapture warm memories!


  • Share funny things they were involved in
  • Share how their relationship has evolved over the years?
  • How has their marriage being a model for yours?
  • Share the good and bad times!
  • What’s been their greatest achievement as a couple?


Remember to write down as many ideas that come to you and see which ones you think can help you present your thoughts in a more coherent and consistent way. 


Having done that, just use this sample as a guide plus how to get the right ideas and phrases as a guide, and then write down whatever comes to mind.


Remember, you can always go back to edit what you jotted down.

Ok, my friend, let’s continue with our speech.


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.


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



I just love Varma’s close remarks but the funny thing is most speakers end on a rather uninspiring note.


How you end your speech will make the wedding guests turn to each and say: wow that was awesome!


So, you have to end very well before you raise up your glass to toast your friend and his or her spouse.


How you can end with a bang?


Here Are Some Keys To A Memorable Closing Remarks That Will Wow The Guests!


You can conclude your speech by wishing your friend well in the years ahead as you can 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 using a quote.


For instance, you can say the greatest thing you can still learn is just to love each other and be loved in return!

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!


-You can also say a prayer for the couple at the end of your speech or even make up your own song to the beat of a well-known song.


Don’t forget to add your best wishes too.


Here are some wedding anniversary wishes to your friend


On this special day I wish you that your love grows stronger and blooms year by year!


You two were made for each other
And nothing else matters but to love each other.
Wishing you the best anniversary ever

May your bonds of marriage strengthen,
Holding strong amidst all fears.
And may our friendship stay untarnished,
Through the wearing of the years.
~ Karl Fuchs


There is just nothing better than feeling completely content in life, regardless of what life throws at you because your marriage is rock solid.


Your anniversary is a time for sharing your affection, it’s obvious the two of you have quite a deep connection! Happy anniversary

…I hope by now you know how to use wedding speech anniversary samples to write a heartwarming message to honor your friend and his or her spouse!