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Best Man Speech
This sample wedding speech features Scotty speaking at the wedding of Leli and Danny(Scotty's twin brother). We'll talk about the strengths of this speech shortly.
Video Source: Best Man Toast. www.youtube.com
This Best Man Speech has plenty of strengths:
+Scotty begins by introducing himself as The Best Man. He also jokes about the amount of time that he knew his twin brother, Danny.
+Scotty recognizes the bride's parents as well as his mother. Plus, he thanks the guests for attending the wedding.
+Well organized- Three main points: Leli's positive qualities, Scotty and Danny's relationship, and Danny's positive qualities.
+At the 5:00 mark, Scotty concludes his speech with a brief toast.
+Terrific Eye Contact- Scotty never needs to read any notes. He makes constant eye contact with the audience.
+Excellent Vocal Variety- Scotty speaks in a conversational tone, not a monotone voice. Scotty also pauses to gather his thoughts.
Father of the Bride Speech
In this sample wedding speech, Barry spoke at the wedding of his daughter, Alyssa, to Josh.
We'll talk about the strengths of this speech shortly.
Video Source: Best Wedding Speech Ever (Father of the Bride). www.youtube.com
This Father of the Bride Speech has plenty of strengths:
+Barry begins by thanking everybody for attending the wedding. Barry even mentions the places where people traveled from for the wedding.
+At 0:40, Barry uses a quote of his grandmother's to explain how we all search for our "perfect fit." This leads into Barry saying that Alyssa and Josh are a perfect fit.
+Well organized- Three main points: The first time that Barry met Josh, The past 3 years since Josh met Alyssa, and a wonderful "Daddy/Daughter" story from Alyssa's childhood.
+Throughout the speech, Barry pays terrific compliments to Alyssa and Josh. He even thanks Alyssa for bringing Josh into the family.
+Nice touches of humor. All of the jokes during the speech are made at Barry's expense.
+At the 5:30 mark, Barry concludes his speech with a toast for the bride and groom.
+Excellent Eye Contact- Barry does not need any notes. He speaks directly to the bride and groom as well as the guests.
+Well Poised- Barry looks very comfortable.
+Wonderful Vocal Variety- Barry spoke in a conversational tone of voice.
Father of the Groom Speech
Here is a sample wedding speech delivered to royalty. Mr. Olle Westling spoke at the wedding of The Swedish Crown Princess, Victoria, to his son, Daniel.
Note: the actual speech begins at the 0:50 point of the video.
We'll talk about the strengths of this speech shortly.
Video Source: Victoria and Daniel's wedding - Olle Westling's Speech (Subtitled). www.youtube.com
This Father of the Groom Speech has plenty of strengths:
+After commenting that the bride and groom are beaming with happiness, Olle mentions a quote of the King's at the 2:06 mark: For Sweden, in the present. The quote is appropriate for the occasion. Plus, Olle and the King are now related.
+Well organized- Three main points: Daniel's accomplishments throughout his life, Princess Victoria's wonderful qualities, and a little marriage advice for the bride and groom.
+Olle expresses his appreciation to the Royal Family and guests for their kindness and hospitality.
+Nice touches of humor. Olle makes several funny and tasteful comments in his speech.
+At the 6:30 mark, Olle concludes his speech with a toast and cheer for the bride and groom.
+Excellent Eye Contact- Aside from an occasional look at his notes, Olle speaks directly to the bride and groom as well as the guests.
+Well Poised- Olle looks very comfortable and confident. Plus, he spoke in a conversational tone of voice.
Maid of Honor Speech
A Sample Wedding Speech delivered by Sarah, who spoke at the wedding of her college friend and roommate. We'll talk about the strengths of this speech shortly.
Video Source: Wedding Toast From the Maid Of Honor "You're My Sister."www.youtube.com
This Maid of Honor Sample Wedding Speech has plenty of strengths:
+Sarah begins by introducing herself as the Maid of Honor and mentions how honored she is to have that role in the wedding.
+Sarah informs the guests that she has been best friends with the bride's for 8 years.
+Well organized- Three main points: The day that they met in college, life during their Senior Year, and their friendship after college--to the point that they are just like sisters.
+After wishing happiness and joy to the bride and groom, Sarah asks everybody to raise their glasses at the 2:58 mark. Sarah then concludes her speech with a brief toast.
+Terrific Eye Contact- Aside from an occasional glance at her notes, Sarah makes constant eye contact with the audience.
+Excellent Vocal Variety- Sarah speaks in a conversational tone, not a monotone voice.
This sample wedding speech is actually a poem. The Father of the Bride delivered this poem to his daughter, Kate, and the groom, Andrew. We'll talk about the strengths of this Wedding Poem shortly.
Video Source: Wedding Poem. www.youtube.com
This Wedding Poem recital has a number of strengths:
+Nice Poem Structure- The Father of the Bride delivers a Quadrain Poem--4 lines per verse in which the last words on lines 2 and 4 rhyme throughout the poem.
+Well Organized- Two main points: a tracing of how Kate grew and the evolving of Kate and Andrew's relationship.
+The Father of the Bride comments on Andrew's positive qualities--a nice touch.
+Finally, the speaker uses tasteful humor throughout the poem. He even begins with a funny comment as a way to orient his audience towards the poem.
+Terrific Eye Contact- Except for an occasional glance at his notes, the Father of the Bride makes constant eye contact with his audience.
+Excellent Vocal Variety- The tone of voice changes throughout the poem, avoiding the "sing-song" monotone voice that could happen when reciting poems.
You can see the following written sample wedding speech created step-by-step on the Speech Writing Page.
Written Sample Wedding Speech
Hello, I'm Dan Robertson, Sean's Best Man. Sean and I have known each other since our first day of college 15 years ago.
Thank you all for being here to celebrate Sean and Jennifer's Wedding and a special thank you to Jennifer's parents, Scott and Elaine Mitchell, for hosting this beautiful reception.
When I think of Sean, the first things that come to mind are his love for sports, our alma mater, Chiropractic University, and the Chiropractic Profession.
Main point 1: Sports
*Atlanta Braves Fan
Main Point 2: College
*Student Government Fundraising Party
Main Point 3: Chiropractic Profession
*Met Jennifer, who originally Sean's Patient.
*His love for helping patients
Now you know more about Sean's love for sports, Chiropractic University, the Chiropractic Profession, and of course, his biggest love, Jennifer.
Please raise your glasses for a toast to Jennifer and Sean.
To Jennifer and Sean, we are all so happy for you and we love you very much. Not only are you a wonderful couple, but you are also best friends.
May you have a life together that is full of nothing but health, happiness, fun, and the best that life has to offer. Cheers!