Want to honor your loving friend on his or her wedding anniversary but not too sure how to come up with a great wedding anniversary speech for that friend?
At last, you too can simply follow this simple plan devised by one the greatest wedding speech writers in the world and you will come up with a unique, heartfelt and memorable speech without pulling your hair out!
Scripture tell us in Proverbs 18:24 that friends do come and go, but there’s a friend that sticks close than a brother.
The Message Bible’s rendition of this verse is this: a true friend sticks by you like family!
You will agree with me that a true friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.
So, if you are blessed enough to have such a friend who loves and treasures you so much, you have to show that you care so much about him or her on his in good times and bad.
You see, being asked to speak at your friend’s wedding anniversary reception is one of the best ways to honor and show appreciation to your friend for standing by you all these years!
What that means is that you come up with a sweet and heartfelt message during the anniversary celebrations!
For most people, finding the right words seems like climbing up and down the world’s highest mountain, let alone getting the confidence to speak before the guests.
Well, I have good news for you. I have been writing wedding speeches for some time now, and I know how to simply and quickly look for the best words that will help you say what’s really on your heart.
However, before we begin, you have to get this right:
Just Clear Out This ''Mental Cobweb’'' And The Guests Will Give You Tons Of Compliments!
Chances are prior to the day of the celebration, you will experience rapid heartbeat, have sweaty hands and a dry mouth when you imagine how your performance will be received by the guests. Those signs indicate that you’re nervous.
However, you can speak confidently if you have a positive mental attitude.
Whenever, you are asked to address an audience or a small crowd, your mind will bring back pictures of past performances and what you doth with those mental images will define how address the guests.
So, it’s best to not listen to that small voice which tells you, you are not going to make it and hold this perfect picture of you speaking before your imaginary, smiling guests! As you keep on doing that, you will be empowered from within and you a sense of optimism will be unleashed from within you!
Having that done, what you have to know is that there are basically four steps you have to bear in mind you have follow whenever you are writing any kind of speech and it involves the following.
- Brainstorm for ideas, words, and phrases to write your speech
- Writing the speech and editing it
- Practicing your speech and
- Making your speech
But, for today, I want us to look at idea number 1: Brainstorming, which is the hardest of the four!
Do You Know These Videos Can Help You Out?
Sitting through a very long movie just to come up with ideas is not what I am talking about.
There are lots of video sharing platforms and sites, and all you have to do is to look up your search term: wedding or marriage anniversary speech for a friend.
With a pen and note pad in handy, just watch a couple or lots of them and jot down ideas, words, phrases, and sentences that inspires you and you feel you can use to write a short and sweet message to your friend!
By the way, here are a few quotes from movies you can adapt to making your speech unique.
''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 easily use lines above to write a short wedding anniversary speech.
Let’s go for the quote:
''They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.''-Big Fish
Well, let us see how we can use that quote to write…
A Very Short Wedding Speech Anniversary For A Friend!
''They say that when you meet the friend of your life, time stops, and that’s true. Mike has been my cheerleader, best friend, my hero friend for close to 20 years.
Twenty years ago, I went through one crisis after another and it got a point where I felt all hope was gone and lost, but he became my fountain of hope.
I remember back then when Mike would come over to the hospital with Meagan and the kids, tell me nice stories and before he went back home, we would hold hands and Mike would say a prayer for me to get back on my feet soon…
Did you notice how I used the phrases: …you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true… to say what was on my heart?
That’s exactly what to do if you want to use quotes from watching short movie excerpts, to write portions of your anniversary wishes for your friend.
Why Not Use This Once Upon A Time Story?
I feel so sorry for folks who write to us asking for help because they simply don’t know where to start from.
It is said there’s nothing new under the sun and that’s so true when it comes to getting and organizing the right ideas to form a coherent and consistent message.
Rather than striving hard to look everywhere for the right information, why not use good stories.
Once upon a time stories and personal anecdotes always work. If you decide to go for the former, then make sure the theme of that message is in sync with the theme of your speech.
If you decide to go for the latter, then you simply have to share funny or non-funny memories.
Answer These 12 Questions And Your Mind Will Be Flooded With Warm Memories
Record your thoughts on a clean piece of paper as you answer the following questions
- How long have you known your friend?
- How has he or she impacted your life or how does he or she inspire you?
- What’s his or her most admirable traits?
- How has his or her marriage impacted yours or others?
- What one thing about their union do you want to tell everyone?
- Were you present when they got married? If so, what was your role? Best man, maid of honor, photographer? …
- How have they impacted the lives of others? Family, friends, etc.?
- What are their achievements or legacies?
- How has their good and bad times made their bonds of love stronger?
- What funny memories do you want to share?
- What does your friend enjoy doing together with his or her spouse?
- What do you hope to see in the next chapter of their lives?
Every answer you write should be backed up with evidence.
Can you be clear Dan? Not too sure what you mean exactly.
Ok, I will my reader.
Suppose my best friend is Mark right?
So, to write responses for question # 3: ‘’What’s his or her most admirable trait?’’
Well, I will put down this: Mark is kind and selfless!
Simply writing kind and selfless is not enough because I have not provided enough reasons why Mark is so good and kind.
This is how it should be instead:
Dave is a kind and a selfless guy.
I remember last year, he and Amanda went to Africa to volunteer in a rural community. While there, it was raining...
Most people don’t give the facts when speaking and that’s just wrong. Remember, your duty is to tell a good story and how can you do that without sharing specifics about your friend's life.
How To Make Your Speech Funnier!
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!
- Husband responds: 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. But, if you want to sound smart, just paraphrase the quote, so it becomes uniquely yours.
Funny quotes are not the only bullets you can use, you can also make use of funny comments or ideas you both talk about when you have a tete-a-tete! However, any quote you use should be used appropriately in line with your message.
These Songs Will Make You Tap Your Feet And Fill Your Mind With Great Ideas
Did you know that marriage, love and anniversary songs can you put you in the mood for the clever expression of your thoughts as well as inspire you to get great ideas.
To give you an idea of how to do just that I want to list some title tracks and then we will look at how to use the lyrics to write a few beautiful lines.
All Of You – John Legend
The Best Is Yet To Come – Frank Sinatra
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
Love Will Keep Us Together- Captain and Tennille
Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
Please see the lyrics to Kenny Roger’s through the years below
I can't remember when you weren't there
When I didn't care for anyone but you
I swear we've been through everything there is
Can't imagine anything we've missed
Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do
Through the years
You've never let me down
You turned my life around
The sweetest days I've found
I've found with you
Through the years
I've never been afraid
I've loved the life we've made
And I'm so glad I've stayed
Right here with you
Through the years
I can't remember what I used to do
Who I trusted whom, I listened to before
I swear you've taught me everything I know
Can't imagine needing someone so
But through the years it seems to me
I need you more and more
Through the years
Through all the good and bad
I knew how much we had
I've always been so glad
Now, let’s feel free to put what courtesy that song.
Take note of the underlined words as that will be the backbone of our speech.
They are words from Kenny’s song…
Through the years, Mary has taught me a lot that will last a lifetime.
I can’t remember when she wasn’t around
I have been through a lot and she always stood by me as she’s never let me down
So, my prayer was she finds someone to make her joy complete and then she found Jeremy
From the years I have come to know this beautiful couple, I have seen their love grow like the roots of a rose deep down the earth…
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Now, let me ask you. Are you convinced you can now write something by yourself? If not, I still have good news for you.