A Free and Simple Wedding Speech Perfect For Any Wedding

Writing your own wedding speech or wedding toast doesn’t come easy to everyone.  Wedding speeches can be very simple or very elaborate, depending on your personality and the personalities of the bride and groom.  Because writing speeches does not come easily to everyone, we have included a sample speech at the bottom that can be customized to your situation.

This allows you to have a simple wedding speech that won’t have you tongue tied but will also come across as very sincere, which is what everyone wants from a speech at the wedding. Speeches and toasts occur at every wedding, so why not go prepared?

Wedding Speech Sample

First, I want to start off by saying congratulations to Bob and Joanne (insert bride and grooms name instead)!  I know that you both have been planning incessantly for the past few months to have this day be everything that you have both been dreaming of, and everything is just beautiful!  I feel honored to have been invited as a guest and will enjoy watching your marriage blossom in the years to come.
 When I received the wedding invitation in the mail I have to say I couldn’t have been more excited for the two of you. Everything I’ve seen and heard of the two of you just seems right.  You two seem to have found what we are all looking for from marriage: Your ideal person.  Your soul mate.  The one.  You serve as an inspiration to everyone, because you have shown that dreams really do come true.
So, congratulations again!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your celebration today as well as the rest of your lives together!

As you can see, this is neither long nor complicated, but very sincere and just enough to let the bride and groom know that you are happy for them and you wish them all the luck in the world.  It’s also simple enough that it doesn’t seem scripted, even if you do memorize it word for word.  You may need to change some of the words depending on how long they planned the wedding and if you had see the two of them together before the day of their wedding.  But, simple wedding speeches such as this really do the trick.

To give you an idea, take a look at these great yet simple wedding toasts:

Wedding Toast, From the Bride’s Mother to the Groom:
To the man who has conquered the bride’s heart, and her mother’s.Wedding Toast, to the Bridesmaids:
I have a dozen healths to drink to these fair ladies.
Wedding Toast, to the Bride and Groom:
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.Wedding Toast, to the Bride and Groom:
Seek a happy marriage with wholeness of heart, but do not expect to reach the Promised Land without going through some wilderness together.


The mistake that many people make is that they want to toast wedding wishes but they try to adlib or they just give some cheesy one liner.  You do not need to do either of these.  As you can see, the speech above is more than you’ll probably be able to pull off the top of your head and is better than any cheesy one liner you can come up with, as well.  Take a couple of days to commit this speech, or your own version of it, to memory so that you can say something to the bride and groom that you want to say, a speech that will mean something.  Remember, this is perhaps the most important day of your friend or family member’s life; you want to say something that really will be sincere and meaningful!

Classic Wedding Toast Examples:

Wedding Toast, to the bride and groom (before the wedding):
Here’s to the bride that is to be,
Here’s to the groom she’ll wed,
May all their troubles be light as bubbles
Or the feathers that make up their bed!
Wedding Toast, to the bride and groom:
May we all be invited to tour golden wedding celebrations.Wedding Toast, to the bride and groom:
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.Wedding Toast, to the newlyweds:
May “for better or worse” be far better than worse.

Wedding Toast, to the bride from her groom:
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Here’s to you, my beautiful bride.

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Make sure to check out our Free Wedding Speech Samples and Father of the Bride Wedding Speech Guide.