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Wedding Anniversary Speeches, Wedding Toasts, Wedding Poems & Jokes

Updated on July 15, 2015
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Writing and Delivering a Great Wedding Anniversary Speech

Wedding anniversary is a fun filled event wherein a lot of emotions can take place. There is joy, excitement, gratitude and boredom. Yes, boredom. There are lots of contributing factors for this boredom and one of these factors is a long, seemingly unending wedding anniversary speech.

It is not a custom to celebrate wedding anniversaries in a big crowd every year. Silver and Golden wedding anniversaries are the ones usually celebrated in a huge feast. During this time, it is a chance to say all the “Thank you” and to have a small reunion with friends, family members and loved ones that helped the couple during the past years of their marriage.

However, you must remember that this is not a whole day celebration and having an hour long of speech is not welcomed! Before the celebration, you must remember a few things to be able to deliver your speech right. A lot of people commit the mistake of going to this occasion unprepared thus, resulting to a very boring and nonsense monologue.

Following are some useful tips and resources that will help you with your wedding anniversary speech. Good luck!

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How to Write and Deliver your Golden Wedding Speech

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First thing you need to remember is that, you do not need to say everything in your speech. Sure you were able to last twenty-five years or fifty years of marriage and there are tons of things that happened in your relationship but your guests do not need to be informed of all those stuff! Choose one story to share with your guests and expound on it. Do not add another story because it will end up in a continuous story telling and you might be successful in putting your guests to sleep.

Second, try to add humor in your speech. Humor could be added in your speech during your storytelling so it is advisable to choose a funny story. Do not be monotonous as you deliver your joke or your funny story because it will be hard to convince your guests that you are trying to be funny.

Lastly, do not make a long speech! No matter how funny or interesting your speech is, your guests will soon get tired of hearing you crack jokes in the microphone. Make your speech simple but meaningful. After all, you are celebrating a significant event and you should not ruin the occasion because of your speech.

A speech can be a tool to entertain guests but if you overdo it, it will work otherwise. These are some of the simple things you should remember when you are preparing for a wedding anniversary speech to help you celebrate your anniversary with all the emotions except boredom.

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Guidelines for Writing and Delivering a Wedding Anniversary Speech

Prepare your speech

Make it simple but meaningful

Add some humor

Keep it short

Be yourself


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FREE Sample Golden Wedding Speech: 50th Anniversary Wedding Speech

Totally free 50th Anniversary Wedding Speech

First, I want to thank all of you so much for coming. I can't begin to describe how much it means to Reginald and me that you are here with us to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.

Reggie, for fifty years we have been married. What was I thinking?! I'm kidding, of course. I still remember that day fifty years ago when you became my husband. It was raining out, but you were sure to hold an umbrella over my heard so that not a single raindrop touched my head. It was a beautiful ceremony. I can remember looking into your eyes as we recited our vows. It was at that moment I knew that my life was finally complete.

Reggie, you've been a huge inspiration to me throughout our marriage. Even when times were band, you always stayed positive. When Emily was born and had to stay in the intensive care unit for several months, you always tried to stay positive for me. It if wasn't for you, I would have completely fallen apart those months.

You've inspired me to be a hard worker. After the twins came and I had to work loses to take care of them, you picked up a second job so that we would have enough money to get by. I don't know how you did it those days when you had to wake up at five in the morning and didn't drag yourself back into the house until ten o'clock that night. You were exhausted, but never failed to give me a kiss, and talk with me about my dya. Sometimes you would fall asleep while I was talking, but I knew you would hear me so I could continue to talk to you.

It is those days that I think about when I contemplate giving up. When I think about stopping work, when the car breaks down, when life throws me a curve ball, I think about those nights when you would drag your tired body into the house but never cared about yourself, and instead turned the focus and your attention on me and my day.

Reggie, you have made my life simply wonderful. I want you to know how happy you have made me, but words cannot describe it. You've brightened by life in large ways and small. Having you wake up next to me for the past fifty years, knowing that you're there for me through thick and thin has made life worth living. It is because of these reasons that I would like to give you a gift. It's a picture of us fifty years ago and one of us today, with a quote weaving between them. The photos illustrate how our love has grown and lasted, and the quote vocalizes the many years of love we have yet to come.

Thank you so much for marrying me on this day fifty years ago.

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      Suggy LM 8 years ago

      Hey EasyW, not you again! Sorry, looking for lenses about "Wedding Anniversary" and it's you, you, you all over the top lenses! Congrats! Anyhow, just thought I'd warn you that the "Wedding Anniversary Speeches in the News" feed aggregator seems to be misbehavin'. Some weird titles in there that don't seem much to do with wedding anniversaries!

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      AkayLama 9 years ago

      Thanks for the speech resources.