Wedding Anniversary Speech For Parents(Mom And Dad)
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Sample Wedding Anniversary Speech Samples or Examples For Your Brother Or Sister


I think this is the best ever wedding anniversary speech sample? Do you agree?


There’s no doubt that in our life, we all aspire to imitate people who have been good role models because they leave beautiful footprints on our hearts.

It begins from the home and then our workplace as well.

When we live our lives in a good way, others will most likely imitate your behavior.


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It’s for this reason that I always tell my readers and clients who are struggling to come up with the right ideas and words to always base their wedding anniversary speech for their brothers or sisters on good examples.


Proven wedding anniversary sample speeches are by far the best route to take if you want to come up with something unique and heartfelt.


Here’s why

  1. You’re able to look it over and change a few ideas here and there and make it entirely yours, particularly if you are asked by your brother or sister to say something when you least expect it.
  2. You can use it as a guide so you can put down your exact thoughts and emotions into a well-structured speech!
  3. If you’re very creative, then, tons of new ideas will swim in your head as you meditate on it.


Well, last time, we looked at how and where to get ideas to help you write a beautiful wedding anniversary speech for your brother or sister.


One of the tools we kept referring to was speech samples.


In that write-up, I showed you a very short sample and how you can use it to write something great.


However, I didn’t cover extensively how that example was written.

Well, I have told you over and over that giving a great wedding anniversary speech is not an easy thing even for more experienced writers or speakers.


So, for today, I want to make things work out for you easily and simply by taking you through this example.

As we do that, I will try as much as possible to get into the writers mind at the time of writing by putting down useful comments and examples so you get a clear idea of how to use it to say what is on your heart.

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.


Don’t Make This Mistake Else Your Speech Will Be Very Boring!


One mistake I see a lot of people do when they use those samples is to copy the entire thing word for word without putting a great deal of thought into the reason why that wordsmith used a particular word or idea


Before, you piece your anniversary message or well-wishes together for your brother or sister; you have to decide what presentation style to pick from as the sample you find is always in the voice of another person.


What Will You Pick?


There are various styles to choose from anyway and you can…

  1. Decide whether to make your speech funny or humorous.
  2. Decide if you want to sound poetic
  3. Decide to give a simple narrative
  4. Decide to simply thank everyone for coming and congratulating the speakers and that’s arena for timid speakers who make very boring speeches.
  5. Decide to say something sentimental
  6. Decide if you want to sing your speech to the beat of a well-known song the guests can sing along.
  7. Decide to think out-of-the box and come up with a very unique presentation.


A lot of folks write to us and ask which of those techniques will resonate best with the guests.


It depends entirely on you. For instance, if you are a natural funny person, then a message that will get the wedding party guests off their seats will be very ideal.

From experience, most people go for a combo


But funny and sentimental speech types are the most preferred by those we work with.


In short, whatever style you go for, should something that reflect your own personality and voice.

By the way, here is our…


Wedding Anniversary Speech Sample For A Brother Or Sister


''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.''


Wow! I am touched by those beautiful words.


You may not agree with me, but this narrative is undoubtedly the most brilliant piece I have ever seen anywhere


It is one that piece that is very creative and as a wedding speech writer myself, I keep getting fresh insights into it anytime I look it over.

Do you know why I said so?


You see, most people would have simply used the words: '' I remember when….''    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 used this approach?


Did you realize that she asked 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 certainly one way of getting their attention and making them bond with you right from the start of your speech and I really admire this person for her brilliance!


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Though a masterpiece, I wish she had begun her speech by making a short self-introduction, by telling everyone her name, her relationship to the addresses, and then proceed to thank everyone for coming to support her sibling.


That being said, there are many ways you can engage the audience using your opening line as it carries the most weight.


Here are a few of them:

  1. You can start with a good joke. But, make sure its theme is connected to your speech in a way.

  2. You can also start with quotes on love…below are some highlights
  • There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved-George Sand
  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage-Lao Tzu
  • Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another-Thomas Merton
  • The best thing to hold onto in life is each other-Audrey Hepburn


           3.You can also start with a quote about your friendship. You can do that by  looking it up or using any of these lines:


First, 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

  1. 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 this quote to craft a short and sweet example for your brother or sister. 


Hmm… I think we should go for 


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




''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


Don’t you think so?


Please note: This is skewed towards a sister but it can be slightly modified if you want to use it for your brother.


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''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 share our message?


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.''


Just Answer These 4 Questions And Your Ideas Will Flow Nicely!


The body comes after your introductory remarks and a lot of people go through so much pain to make their ideas flow in a logical order.


But, you don’t have to go through that.


For the central part of your speech, you can let our example we are looking at inspire you, by addressing you brother or sister and his or her spouse and bringing out what makes their relationship very special.


You can also ask yourself these questions and ''bring the broken pieces together''

  1. How and where did they meet?
  2. What nostalgic memories about their wedding day do you want to share? 
  3. How has their relationship evolved over the years?
  4. What have they been through? Talk about the good and bad times and it’s sure to inspire those who are going through hard times!


Remember, your words can be like a healing balm to those who are thinking of calling it quits!


After you have given your responses, just pour your heart out and don’t you worry how it flows because you can always modify, add or delete as you wish.


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 other’s' 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 both sat to write this speech together as we are thinking alike.


Do you notice that most of the questions I asked you early on?

Here’s how those responses are weaved into this speech.

-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.


How To Make Your Brother Or Sister Proud Of You-

…as well as how to get the wedding guests to say amazing things about your speech! 


If you want to achieve what I just talked about and more, then you have to end on a bang.


Want to know how to do that?


Before I show you how, let us look at the closing remarks of our example:


''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.''


I guess you can make something out of that right?


Now, here’s How to End Your Speech on a Memorable Note


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 I have done 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?


A perfect closing might make good use of the following ideas

  1. Thanking your brother or sister for their love and support over the years and how that has made you a much better person


  1. You can say what your best wishes are for them as seen below


-Dear Sister and Brother, together you two are perfect. On this anniversary i wanna wish you a very happy anniversary, may you both live long and look after each other like you always do.


-Happy Anniversary to a most beautiful couple that i have ever seen. May your anniversary day always satisfy your hearts with joy and the happy memories of previous life time spent together.


-Love, trust, tolerance & tenacity. This is what we have seen in your relation every time. May you have such beautiful life ahead of you as well. Best wished on your special wedding anniversary.


-Another happy year for you both. May this year also brings you happiness and comfort with love and joy, like all the years before. Many many happy return of the day. Happy Anniversary my dearest fellow. I love you so much.


-We wish you a very happy anniversary on your 15(comment: you may replace the number) years of loving marriage.


- Your celebration on this fine occasion, means the world to us. May you have such a loving life for all the years to come. Best wishes to a very speicla sister and brother-in-law

3.You can end with a blessing from the scriptures. My favorite is Psalm 12

Psalm 128

             A song of ascents.

  1. Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
        who walk in obedience to him.
    You will eat the fruit of your labor;
        blessings and prosperity will be yours.
    Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
        within your house;
    your children will be like olive shoots
        around your table.
    Yes, this will be the blessing
        for the man who fears the Lord.
  2. May the Lord bless you from Zion;
        may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
        all the days of your life.
    May you live to see your children’s children—
        peace be on Israel.


Lamentations 3:22–23

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
Great is your faithfulness.


Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

I love examples and here once again is a short speech based on the bible verses above: Do not be anxious about anything


'' Mark, you have been an outstanding role model to me and my wife as well as our children as you have always shown us how much you truly love us.


You have come thus far because you believed that the best gift we have to give to each other in our lives is love and that’s true….


Your love for Mary is pure and through all the changing scenes of life, you have held her so close and I remember when she was diagnosed with cancer a while back, you didn’t look like a worried.


I remember asking you why you believed strongly that your wife will recover and I remember you said: When God is with you in the storm, you can have absolute peace of mind…then you said…Dora, when you totally trust the Lord, you can always have a good night sleep!''


Don’t you think this message can be used for your final words?

  1. Compliment them sincerely and wish them well in the years ahead.
  2. You can close your eyes and say a prayer for your brother or sister


I hope you have a fair idea of how to use this speech sample to write yours.

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