Posted in Marriage Celebrant | 7 January, 2014
Traditionally, it was always the groom who was responsible for the speech whilst the bride would sit back and enjoy the proceedings, but these days a bride speech is just as common, and it usually comes after the groom and the best man have finished their speeches.
There are no set rules to follow when it comes to the bride speech, but here are a few ideas you might want to follow:
Tell your groom how happy he makes you and the ways in which he has altered your life for the better. Thank him for making you the happiest bride in the world. Even a light hearted bride speech should include a section about your feelings for your new husband.
You can say a bit about your thoughts and feelings on love and marriage, or being a wife, and you can always choose a funny poem about husbands and wives if you can’t find the words yourself. Humorous stories are great in a bride’s speech, but leave the excruciating anecdotes for the best man’s speech. You could talk about how the two of you met, when you know he was the one, or when he asked you to marry him. You could also tell a humorous story from the engagement party or the run up to the wedding.
Even if your husband and the best man have already expressed their gratitude to the guests and the wedding party, you can still add your personal thanks as well. Here are some of the people you should thank:
Every speech should end with a toast and the bride’s speech is no different. As you will be the last to speak, you will probably have to wait and see who has been toasted already. It’s a good idea to toast your new husband, even if this has been done before, otherwise you can just raise a general toast to all of your guests and everyone that has helped out with the big day.