Post # 1
My cousin, who is also one of my BMs, is getting married this saturday. She so sweetly asked a few family members to speak at her wedding, and I was one of them. The thing is, I don’t know what to say! Should I read a poem? Should I talk about them? Should I sing a song (oh right, I can’t sing…)?
What were some of the best speaches you heard at weddings? Any tips for how to give a good speech/toast/talk/thingy?
Post # 3
Here’s one I just stumbled across online. Not very personal, but short and sweet. And you could always tweak it with personal things about the couple.
I’ve heard that when two people get married, their nuptials have a positive effect on their community. Like someone dropping a pebble into still water, your love sends out ripples of happiness to everyone around you. It brings joy to those who have already said, “I do” as they fondly remember their wedding day. It brings hope to those who are still looking for that special someone. And it shows young children what they have to look forward to when they grow up.
Two people brought together by the bonds of love and united in marriage are a powerful force. You bring happiness to those who are here to bear witness and those who couldn’t attend, but carry you in their hearts.
May your love remain strong to sustain you during times of struggle and enrich the good times you will share together. May it continue to send those ripples of happiness to all of us. Congratulations!
Or some reeeeaaally short and sweet toasts:
A toast to the bride who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. I hope your wedding day is perfect and your marriage is all that you dreamed.
(Bride) and (groom), always remember this special day. Remember how you feel right now. Let that feeling guide you through a long and happy life.
I really like this one, you could add a personal story about you and your cousin before it:
No family stays the same. As it grows in number it also grows in strength. So it is with arms wide open and a warm feeling in our hearts that we welcome (bride or groom) to our family.