Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom
I was really, really nervous about standing up here and speaking.
I did prepare a few lines for today and
having snorted them I now feel absolutely fine.
I did have a great speech worked out for you today, but as I am now married,
my wife has told me what to say instead.
I'd like to start by thanking you all on behalf of my wife and I being here
with us today, especially those who have travelled some distance to be here.
We would also like to thank you all very much for your cards, kind thoughts
and wonderful presents. I was afraid that putting a dinner service on the
wedding list was not such a good idea, when I discussed it with Mary I
suggested that we should get a dishwasher, but she told me not to worry ,
and that she was going to get one when we got married, Me!
In all seriousness when Mary and I where planning this wedding we had
considered getting married abroad, however with a bit of gentle persuasion
from June(Bride's mom) consisting of her tightly gripped fist and my wedding
tackle, we decided to give it a miss.
Somebody once asked me when Adam & Eve were together how did we know that
they lived in paradise? well in view of the fact that my new Mother-in-Law
is so close, I don't want to say much, other than this- Adam had no
Mother-in-law, that's how we know he lived in paradise.
But seriously I would like to thank June for all her support, and I hope I
make as good a Son-in-Law as you will Mother-in-Law.
And then I come to Denzil(Bride's father), His main job today was to give
away his daughter, between you and me it looked like he was running down the
aisle with Mary in tow, seriously though I always considered myself lucky
having 2 dads but now I've got 4! Oh well I knew there had to be a downside
and now to give thanks
We would to thank all our parents as we wouldn't be here today if it wasn't
for them. We would like to thank them all for their love and support over
the years, for all the advice you have given us, for putting up with us and
pointing us in the right direction. thank you for all the help with today's
preparations, the flowers, cravats, favours, finance, the list is endless,
and to say thankyou we would like to give you these flowers:
(Bouquets of flowers)
I'd like to thank Martin my Best Man you've been a great help, so much so
I'll keep you in mind if I'm ever mad enough to do this again!!