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How to Write a Wedding Speech to Your Husband

Writing a wedding speech can be nerve-wracking, especially when it’s one of the most important days of your life. However, it’s also a unique opportunity to express your love and appreciation for your groom in front of your friends and family. Your speech should be a reflection of your relationship, and should showcase the love, joy, and gratitude you feel on this special day.

If you have enough time to do so, rather than trying to write a wedding speech in one sitting, make notes over a few weeks, each time you recognise the little things they do that you appreciate, or whenever you remember. If you’re using our wedding planner book, or couples journal, refer back through some of the notes you’ve made too.

Tips on Writing your Wedding Speech to your Groom / Future Husband

To help you write a heartfelt and meaningful wedding speech, here are some tips and advice to keep in mind:

  1. Start with a heartfelt introduction

Your introduction should set the tone for your speech and should immediately capture the attention of your audience (perhaps a personal anecdote, a quote about love or marriage, or a compelling statement that grabs your guests’ attention – and perhaps even makes them laugh). You could then go on to thank your guests for coming, and then express your excitement and happiness at marrying your Groom. You could also start with a quote or anecdote that highlights your love for your groom and sets the tone for the rest of your speech.

  1. Share personal stories and memories

The best speeches are those that are personal and heartfelt. Share some personal stories and memories that highlight your love for your groom. For example, you could talk about the moment you knew he was the one, or the first time you met him. You could also talk about some of the things that you love about him, such as his sense of humor or his kindness. When telling stories, include descriptive details, use dialogue to bring the story to life, and create a narrative arc that builds up to a meaningful conclusion (if possible).

When using humour, practise reading it to a couple of friends or family to check you’ve found the right balance – and that the audience will understand the references made. You can use funny anecdotes – just add context if necessary so that the ‘inside jokes’ can be appreciated and enjoyed by your guests.

  1. Express your gratitude

Express your gratitude to your groom for everything he has done for you, and for being the person he is. You could talk about how he has supported you, made you laugh, or helped you through tough times. Be specific about the ways their partner has positively impacted their life, mention specific qualities or actions they admire, and share anecdotes that demonstrate their gratitude. Don’t be afraid to get emotional – this is a special moment, and it’s okay to show your feelings.

  1. Offer words of encouragement and support

Your speech should be a celebration of your love and commitment to each other. Offer words of encouragement and support for the future, and talk about the adventures you hope to share together. You could also talk about the challenges you have overcome as a couple, and how you will face any future challenges together. Talk about your shared goals, aspirations, and how you plan to support each other through thick and thin.

  1. End with a toast

If it is possible, see if you can bring to a conclusion some of the points, or anecdotes made earlier. Finally, end your speech with a toast to your groom, your families, and your future together. Raise your glass and express your love and excitement for the future.

In addition to these tips, here are some more specific things to keep in mind when writing your speech:

  • Keep it concise. Your speech should be no longer than five minutes, so make every word count.
  • Practice, practice, practice. Rehearse your speech several times before the wedding day, so you feel comfortable and confident.
  • Consider your audience. Your speech should be appropriate for all ages and backgrounds, so avoid inside jokes or anything too personal.
  • Don’t be afraid to be funny. Humor is a great way to break the ice and keep your audience engaged, but make sure it’s appropriate and not at the expense of anyone.
  • Use props or visual aids if necessary. If you have a funny or sentimental photo or item that relates to your speech, consider using it to add an extra touch of personalisation.
  • Speak from the heart. Your speech should be a reflection of your love and appreciation for your groom, so don’t be afraid to show your emotions.

Making your Wedding Speech Funny

If humour comes naturally to you, your speech is likely to be funny too, and your guests are the ones who know and love you best (so they’ll definitely laugh along with you). If you struggle to tell personal anecdotes, consider including some funny quotes or sweet sayings:

  • “The secret to a good marriage is to be a little deaf.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg 
  • “If at first you don’t succeed…try doing it the way your wife told you.” — Unknown
  • “The secret to a happy marriage remains a secret.” — Henny Youngman
  • “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times—always with the same person.” — Mignon McLaughlin (this one’s in our ‘I still do‘ anniversary journal)
  • “To keep your marriage brimming with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.” — Ogden Nash

Wedding Speech Example [To My Husband]

Dear Husband (a word I can’t wait to get used to and I know I’m going to overuse for the next few weeks)

As your partner, your confidant, and your best friend, I want to take this opportunity to thank you, and in front of all the people most important to us, express my love and gratitude for you and all that you do for me. You are truly one of a kind, and I can’t imagine my life without you.

When I think about what I love most about you, it’s your kind heart, your unwavering support, and your infectious sense of humor. You make me feel loved and cherished every day… [An opportunity to be specific]

As we stand here today, surrounded by our loved ones, I am filled with joy and gratitude that we have found each other out of the billions of people in the world. I truly believe, you are my person. You have been my rock through the good times and the bad, and I know that with you by my side, we can conquer anything that comes our way [specific examples].

As I look forward to our future together, I am excited for all the adventures that lie ahead. I know that with you, life will be full of love, laughter, and endless possibilities. I hope that we [example]

So, my dear husband, I want to thank you for being my soulmate, my partner, and my best friend. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in all that you do, and to cherish every moment that we have together.

Cheers to us, my love, and to a lifetime of happiness and love. To our forever.

[End]

Finally…

Make it personal, make it real. Your speech should be a reflection of your relationship, and should showcase the love, joy, and gratitude you feel on this special day.

When considering your wedding speeches and looking to the future, don’t forget the best relationships, and the marriages that last the distance are the ones who put the work in. Make your marriage a priority, be each other’s cheerleader, grow together, communicate. Discover our couple’s journals including I still do wedding anniversary journal, to encourage you to do so.

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