Ideas and Tips To Help You Write A Great Wedding Anniversary Speech For Your Friend Without Trying So Hard
A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed
If you have a friend who loves you so much, then you should count yourself blessed. You see, we live in a world where most people fake friendships in order to get what they want.
Once they get you in their net, they stop being loyal and caring.
But true friends are like sunrise; they never cease to show up when you need them most.
Such a friend thinks about you feel all the time and he or she involves you in everything they do.
I think you have a great friend in the person of…
If it were not so, your buddy would not have asked you to speak at his or her marriage anniversary.
What that means is that you have to say something sweet, sincere and heartfelt so your bonds of friendship can be deepened the more.
Why It’s Not So Easy
However, speaking before hundreds of people isn’t an easy thing if you feel you are not the speaking in public chap.
I have been writing wedding speeches since 2014, and I know that even very experienced speakers get the nerves too when they have to speak before an audience.
That is why, I am here this sunset to help you find the right words and phrases that will help you put down your exact thoughts and emotions into beautiful words.
You Can’t Live Without This
Before, we do that, I want you to get this thing into your head. You know, if you have a negative view of your abilities, then no one can help you speak with poise and flair. Not even me.
Probably, you are not a great speaker and that has made you think you cannot make your friend proud. You have got to get rid of that belief and see yourself in your mind’s eye speaking confidently as this mental exercise will boost your ego and self-confidence especially if you hate being in the public.
A positive state of mind separates those who speak well in public from those who don’t.
Now, let us how to get those ideas I was talking about.
Tap Into The Power of Music
Music or songs can put you in the mood for the clever expression of your thoughts. Songs about friendship, love, weddings and the like can inspire you to get great ideas.
Whenever you are listening to the lyrics, put down on paper words you think you can use for your message.
Tales Can Help As Well
Use Stories. I always wonder why many speakers don’t use lots of interesting stories when writing wedding anniversary speeches for their friends.
Rather, they let adjectives do the work instead. For example, someone might say Dave is a very kind and selfless dad and end right there.
A good speaker can go the extra mile and back those adjectives up with stories to support why he possesses those traits.
For example, you can say, Dave is a kind and selfless guy. I remember when he and Amanda went to Norway this past summer to help the homeless and less privilege…
Did you see how I tried to infuse a tale after those descriptive words?
The story you use should however be connected to your message else it will bore the guests to death.
You can also use those: ‘’Once upon a time ‘’stories to say something about the couple.
For example, if you want to use the evergreen tale: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, you can bring out that story line so it resonates with what you have in mind.
Just relate that particular story or others you wish to use to what you want to say and things will get interesting.
You can also use jokes or funny one-liners to enrich your speech if you are looking forward to giving a funny wedding anniversary speech. Here a few jokes you can use.
Funny jokes about relationship - Successful man and woman
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Funny jokes about relationship - Compliment
Woman standing in front of the mirror complains to her husband:
- I look ugly. At least you tell me any compliment!
- Your vision is perfect!
Funny jokes about relationship - Marriage
Marriage is a workshop, where man works and woman shops.
Funny jokes about relationship - Marriage certificate
A wife to her husband:
- Honey, what are you doing?
- I'm reading our marriage certificate
- What for?
- I'm looking for the expiry date.
If the quote is coming from the lips of a celebrity or a public, don’t forget to acknowledge its source. If you want to sound smart, just paraphrase the quote, so it becomes yours.
Funny quotes are not the only weapons you can use, you can relate funny comments or jokes you both share whenever you meet to talk things over.
Remember, that quote should be used appropriately in the context of your message.
Why Not Use Past Speeches?
Let me ask you this. Were you the best man when or maid when your friend had her wedding? If you were not the one, never mind. You can still use all the insights on this page.
Go for that speech you gave back then, and just substitute a few words here and there, and you have something that will work this time too.
An easy way of getting things done quickly is by consulting wedding anniversary speech examples or samples for friends as they contain lots of rich ideas and insights you can adapt to writing yours-especially if you are not a copycat.
Watch Wedding Movies For Ideas
You might not have the time to watch good movies about marriage and all that, but if you find time to relax and watch a couple, it will help a lot. Aside calming you down, you are able to get beautiful lines to enrich your address.
If you don’t have time, you can simply watch excerpts of such movies on the various video sharing platforms. Anyway, here are a few quotes from the movies you can use. Please don’t forget to personalize them to give your words that unique feel.
''It’s like our time together is just ours. It’s our own creation. It must be like I’m in your dream and you’re in mine or something.'' --- Before Sunrise
''It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together … and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home... only to no home I’d ever known... I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like... magic.''--- Sleepless in Seattle
''When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you, and I’m home.''--- Finding Nemo
''It’s like in that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together.''--- Serendipity
''They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.'' --- Big Fish
''But our love is like the wind. I can’t see it, but I can feel it.'' --- A Walk to Remember
''I love you. You complete me.'' --- Jerry Maguire
''Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.'' ---The Princess Bride
''I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met.''--- The Wedding Date
''I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.''--- The Fault in Our Stars
Okay, I want to help make things easy for you, so I want to show you how to use lines above to write a short wedding anniversary speech.
I have fallen in love with this quote and I want to use it to write something brief
''They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.''---Big Fish
''They say that when you meet the friend of your life, time stops, and that’s true. Mike, has been my friend for close to 20 years and he’s been a wonderful friend.
I remember when I was down with a terminal illness, he came to my rescue.
Mike would come to visit me at the hospital, tell me nice stories to cheer me up and say a prayer for me to get well before he went back home.''
Did you notice how I used that one liner: …you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true to say what was on my heart?
That’s basically how to use quotes to say what you want to say.