Sample Wedding Speeches for the Mother and Father of the Bride
Sample Speech #1
My wife and I would like to welcome you all here today and thank everyone for coming to celebrate the wedding of our daughter Mary and our brand new son-in-law, Jim.
Our daughter is a lot of things. She’s beautiful, smart and headstrong. She’s always known what she wanted and how to get it. When she met Jim, she told us that she’d met the man she was going to marry. And she was right.
Jim, we couldn’t be more proud to have you as a son-in-law. You’re a great guy — everything we want for our daughter — and I am honored to welcome you to our family.
At this time I’d like to propose a toast. To the bride and groom — here’s wishing you a lifetime of wedded bliss!
Sample Speech #2
Today we are honored to celebrate the marriage of our daughter Mary to her groom, Jim. There are a lot of familiar faces out there, and I want to tell you all how pleased we are to welcome you here today.
Mary, I love you and I hope you have a marriage as fulfilling and wonderful as the one your mother and I have enjoyed throughout the years. Marriage is a long-term commitment, yes — but through the good and the bad, it’s such a blessing to have the love of your life standing by your side. I know that you and Jim will honor and appreciate the covenant of marriage that you’ve entered into today and have many years of love and happiness ahead.
Jim, we know you will take good care of our little girl. She’s a feisty one, that’s for sure. But she’s also loving and caring, and I know the two of you will be very happy together. It is with great joy that we welcome you to our family on this special day.
Without further ado, I’d like everyone to raise your glasses in honor of the bride and groom — here’s to many years of love and laughter ahead!
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