The Groom’s Wedding Speech
The groom’s wedding speech is an opportunity to thank everyone involved in the wedding on behalf of himself and his new bride. The groom is usually the second person to take too the floor, thanking the father of the bride for his kind comments.
The groom should start by thanking everyone who helped organise the wedding, especially the mums, often presenting them with a bouquet of flowers. This is also the perfect opportunity for the groom to thank his parents for the love, care, and support they have given him through the years. This is also a time to thank the bridesmaids and the groomsmen and raise a toast in honor of all their hard work and a job well done, also commenting how beautiful the bridesmaids look.
Then he should thank the guests for attending and acknowledging any friends and family who had to travel a long distance to be able to attend the big day. The groom’s wedding speech is generally before the best man’s. The groom now has the opportunity to introduce the best man, thank him and perhaps tell a couple of stories or two about how they became friends.
Finally, but most importantly, the groom must say a few carefully chosen, loving words about his new wife.
The groom wedding speech tips
- If you feel nervous, imagine you’re speaking to just one person, maybe focus on your new wife, because from your audience’s point of view, that’s exactly what you’re doing.
- Remember you are speaking to friends who love and respect you, so be natural and don’t feel the pressure to perform.
- Most importantly, tell your wife she looks beautiful. If not, you’ll live to regret it.
Groom’s Wedding speech must do’s
- Comment on how great a day it has been
- Thank everyone who has been involved in the planning
- Compliment the bride on how well they look
- Compliment the bridesmaid
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Example groom speech
Well, what can I say, Thank you for those kind words Alan and I hope £20 was enough.
I recently read somewhere that a survey had been conducted of things that people fear most, and top of the list above things like spiders and heights was the fear of standing up and making a speech in public.
I’m no different, suffice to say that this isn’t the first time today I’ve risen from a warm seat with a piece of paper in my hand.
Many people thought this day would never come. That I’d be standing here making the speech of a Newly Married man, myself included.
Many people have also told me how lucky I am to be marrying Jo, including Jo in fact.
But I would like everybody here, especially my new bride, to know how lucky and proud I am to be standing here speaking to you as her husband.
WIFE & I
And so, for the very first time, I’d like to say, ‘On behalf of my Wife and I’I would like to thank you all for coming today and sharing Our special day.
I know this is meant to be our day, but of course, it wouldn’t be as special a day if it wasn’t for our family and friends
being here with us, and I’m sure you’ll all agree that we found the ideal
setting for this memorable occasion.
We would also like to thank you all for your cards, kind thoughts, and wonderful gifts.
Tradition dictates that I now tell you an amusing story or two about Jo, unfortunately, she dictates that I do no such thing. But I will say, that we’ve been living together now for nearly 3 years, and in that time I’ve learned a very valuable lesson:
Whenever you’re Wrong – Admit It!!
Whenever you’re Right – Keep Quiet!!
That’s probably good advice for most men actually!!!
There are a few thankyous I’d like to make tonight.
I’d like to start by thanking everyone that’s helped make this day the success I’m sure you’ll all agree it has been.
I’d like to say a special thank you though to Jo’s mum Daphne and her husband Stan for their generosity in helping with today’s events.
Not only that, I’d like to thank Daphne for the fabulous job she’s done in making Jo’s Wedding Dress.
When Jo made her entrance at the Ceremony, I can honestly say I was overwhelmed by how stunning she looked.
I would also like to thank Daphne for the kindness she has shown me from the first day we met.
Over the years she has given me some lovely gifts, Birthday presents and Christmas presents, but the gift of your daughter is one I will cherish forever.
Thank Mum and Dad
I would like to say a thank you to my mum and dad, for everything they have given me during my life and for bringing me up the way they did.
Jo is especially grateful for this as she much prefers that I do the ironing. I would also like to make a special mention that just a couple of months ago they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Just think, if we make it that far I’ll be 92, and Jo .? Well, she’ll be getting on a bit too.