- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
SO! I wrote my speech yesterday and want to know what everyone thinks of it, I did get a lot of help from google…. Names are changed for most people 🙂
It’s time for my speech and honestly, it’s a part that I’ve been dreading a bit. Most of you know that I’m a sap, and am bound to start crying (again), but I’ll try to keep this short and get through it with the best articulation I can.
First off, thank you all for coming and thank you for all your wonderful gifts – we look forward opening them when we come back from Niagara for our mini-honeymoon.
I know most of you took time off work and travelled a long way to be here and I want to say how much it means to us to share our day with family and friends that love us. I know for the majority of you it meant making huge efforts of rearranging your personal lives as well as arranging travel and accommodation and we appreciate that more then you realize. Weddings can happen anywhere and at any time but it can only be true celebration when all the people you love are there to share it with you, so you really have made our day.
As a token of our gratitude for your travels, as well as to avoid any driving incidents tonight, we will be paying for the first $10 of your taxi fares. This will fully cover the trip to the hotel and tip the driver, we hope it helps with those needing a ride elsewhere. Please just ask for a taxi-slip when you say goodnight.
Today I also gain another set of parents, M**l and N**l from the first day I met you I felt welcomed and accepted. I’m very lucky to have such great in-laws. Thank you for raising Richard and rest assured I will look after him and love him as much as any wife can.
I’m so pleased that my mom and dad can be here with me today. We’ve gone through all kinds of health scares together and I’m beyond thankful that you’re both standing here today. The two of you have set an example for Richard and I that I see we already follow. You’ve been together for 30 years now, and I know you’ll go the distance. You can’t trade each other in, you’ve become like classic cars, too precious to give up, even if you have to kick the wheels every now and then to get the car moving. You’ve loved me and raised me to who I am today, and although life is never perfect, I couldn’t have asked for better role models and parents.
A massive thank you to my maid-of honor, A***r, my sister. I’d like to thank you for accepting to be my maid-of-honor. You’ve been helpful, supportive and all the things a bride could ask for. I know we had our bumps along the way, but it means the world to me that you were the one to stand beside me when I made my vows to Richard.
A thank you to our lovely flower-girl N***e, and our handsome ring bearer L***m, for making my wedding entrance special! You were little stars, very pretty and charming!
I would like to also thank my sister-in-law E***a and my best friends M***a and C***e my bridesmaids, it wouldn’t be the same without you three here today. You’ve been helpful and supportive despite how busy your lives have gotten.
I do have two things to say to the best man and groomsmen, no mushy stuff guys so don’t worry…Thank you for letting Richard survive the bachelor party and thank you for getting him here today on time! You all know punctuality is not Richard’s strong suit.
And here is where this could be the start to be more emotional, so if I start blubbing please bear with me.
We all know that they are a number of people that we would have liked to be here with us today couldn’t be here for whatever reason. Also there are people who aren’t with us today who are greatly missed. All of Richard’s Grandparents, his cousin Coco, and my two grandfathers, especially Pepe who passed most recently. It’s fallen to me to propose a toast for them so, if you could all raise your glasses and join me drinking to “absent friends and family”.
And finally a word or two for my dear husband Richard. Richard came into my life and completely changed it – more gray hairs and worry lines for a start! It means so much to me standing here as his wife. You are my favorite man in the world, the love of my life, my best friend and now my husband! I want to thank you for a wonderful day and for putting up with me and coping with my mood swings during the planning! Thank you for showing me how to relax and enjoy life, even the hard parts. Thank you for loving me and being there for me. You have done this by being yourself and reminding me that you are there for me always. You know my mom used to say to marry a rich man – and I couldn’t have married a richer man then Richard. He is rich in inner strength, understanding and kindness, in joy and humor. I know that life won’t be a bed of roses, but I can promise you now that I will always be there by your side as your wife and your best friend.
They say you don’t marry the man you can live with you marry the man you can’t live without and for me that’s Richard.
I love you with all my heart and I know for certain that will never change. I must be the luckiest person on earth and I know that we are going to have an amazing life together.
Richard you are my everything and I’m very proud to be Mrs. K****f I’d like to propose a toast to us – the best is yet to come.
And To my gorgeous, caring husband… you know I’m terrible at keeping secrets, but I think I’ve kept this one really well. Earlier this year I planned a surprise for you, and everyone else, as a nod to your culture, now our culture, I hope you enjoy… [Cue Surprise Belly Dance Performance]