Humorous Wedding Speech Delivered by the Father of the Bride
I want to thank all of you for coming and helping Rick and Melissa celebrate this important day in their lives!
I've tried to memorize this speech, which isn't easy when you have the memory retention of a geriatric goldfish, so please forgive me if I resort to my notes - probably every five seconds. I did ask for an autocue to be set up in front of me, but apparently the wedding budget doesn't stretch that far... And neither does my eyesight
The most important people here for Rick, are Ellen and Terry. It has been really good to meet them and become family-in-laws and friends.
What we find gratifying, is that Rick's parents feel the same about Melissa. They have taken her to their hearts, and I believe that she is now their daughter, in fact as well as in law!
A marriage certificate is very much like a blank lottery ticket. It carries the anticipation of a rosy future. Everything always perfect from now on. At the time of acquiring it however, there is nothing to distinguish the jackpot winner from an out-and-out no-hoper!
Rick and Melissa, like a lottery , a marriage requires input from you.
Like a lottery it all depends on the selections or decisions that you make.
Unlike a lottery having made the initial decisions, you can't just sit back and wait to see if your prize has come up. Marriage is a participation game and requires love, attention and constant...