Best Man Speeches
A Toast to Cat & Jay!!
I rise for a toast – To my cousin Jay, the groom
But first some history – Before I resume
Jay and I grew up together – In fact he’s my best friend
We’re also business partners – So a lot of time together we spend!!
Now Cat is a ballerina – And she truly loves to dance
While her day job is being a nurse – She just oozes elegance
This engagement was truly romantic – And an interesting story to boot
Cat was dancing in Cinderella – And Jay being quite astute!!
Presented Cat with a glass slipper – After the performance was through
And in it was an engagement ring – As any Prince Charming would do
He asked her to be his Cinderella – Now how romantic is that?
Which led to today’s events – Jay and his new bride, Cat!!
Now Jay has a couple of passions – And Texas Hold em ranks quite high
So for his bachelor party – To Atlantic City we took our guy
And lo and behold, please listen – Our Jay won the tournament
Beating out all comers – Not only fun, but time well spent!!
His other passion is Ford Mustangs – He’s rebuilding one of his own
It’s orange and a beauty – All of us boys have dreams, even when we’re grown
And Cat drives a Ford herself – Not quite the power of a Mustang
But she loves her Ford Focus – It makes her feel like one of the gang!!
One last detail you might not know – Jay used to play in a band
Having long hair and sideburns – With his guitar, he took command
Now it’s time for the toast – To this new bride and groom
Would you all please join with me – Each of you in this room!!
May your love continue to grow - May all your dreams come true
May your lives be filled with joy – And may you love the things you do
May you wake each morning smiling – And exchange a kiss each night
For this match is made in heaven – And we all know, it’s just right!!
A Toast to Jess & Pete
I rise for a toast – Since I’m the Best Man
But first a little background – As no one else really can
I’ve been friends with Pete – Since 2000 in High School
His middle name is Rodney - Which he hates, and I’m cruel!!
He loves drinking Bud Light – Which he does to excess
Pete’s mother has rescued us – Too many times to confess
By hauling us home – After over imbibing all night
When we’re drunk at a bar – She’s a wonderful sight!!
Jess is a wonderful lady – And a wonderful mother as well
She has four beautiful daughters – As a mother she did excel
And now for a thought – That you might think a little wild
After today, Jess if you will – You now have a fifth child!!
If you saw Pete’s SAT score – You’d probably just think
With a test this important – Why would Pete go out and drink
But my friend was stone sober – He’s just not real smart
But all things equal out – Pete has a wonderful heart!!
But he is a true friend – In a pinch, he’s totally unafraid
I got in a fight in high school – And he came to my aid
He tackled me and the other kid – Which pushed us over a ledge
My ankle got broken – Pete, it was truly a privilege!!
Pete visited me a UMass – And he went out for a romp
He fell into a waste pit – But we prefer to call it a swamp
He’s not a great golfer – For chubby guys it’s tough
But he loves working on his house – Where he can never get enough!!
So please join me for a toast – Let’s raise our glasses high
To Jess the new bride – And my friend Pete, her guy
May your love continue to grow – And all your dreams come true
May you still have a twinkle in your eye – When each day is through!!
Speeches For Maid of Honor
A Toast to Nicole and Chris!!
I'm the Maid of Honor - And younger sister of the bride
I'd like to give you some history - And I do so with pride
We fought as kids - Living in rooms right next door
Stealing each other's clothes - But we both grew up, each other we adore!!
Nicole always gets what she wants - She's been that way forever
As a kid she decided to be a lawyer - And pursued that very endeavor
And when she first saw Chris in law school - She sat down at his side
He really had no idea - But Nicole had already decided to be his bride!!
Nicole is the classic, Girly Lawyer - Professional in demeanor and dress
At her bachelorette party dancing - No feeling did Nicole repress
Nicole and Chris love to travel - And she loves to shop and dance
She loves food and dining out - Which they do at every chance!!
So now I'd like to propose a toast - To Nicole and Chris, her new groom
Would you all please join with me - Each of you in this room
May all your dreams come true - And your love continue to grow
May you always have a twinkle in your eye - While down the road of life you go!!
A Toast to Bridget & Ben!!
I rise for a toast – And I do so with pride
For I am the Maid of Honor – To Bridget, the new bride
Who in case you don’t know it – Is very caring at heart
As well as hard working – And of course very smart!!
They met each other at college – Where Ben studied to be an engineer
And Bridget studied Graphic arts – And suddenly it was clear
This relationship was a keeper – And these two would wed
I think Bridget decided when – And Ben went where he was led!!
They have many friends – And have a reputation far and wide
Of being the perfect matchmakers – Trust me, it’s justified
If they introduce you – You have probably just met
Your new husband or wife – It’s a pretty good bet!!
They love going to movies – Or grilling out with friends
Or eating at a new restaurant – A cup of Starbucks at the end
This wedding was carefully planned – No detail was too small
I did hear Ben use the word pricey - But exactly when, I don’t recall!!
Now join me in toasting – This new bride and groom
Please all lift your glasses – Each of you in this room
May all your dreams come true – And your love continue to grow
May you always be smiling – While down the road of life you go!!
Father of the Bride Speeches
To My Daughter on her wedding day!!
Today is a happy day – As a father I’m very proud
Carrie, you’re very special – And always stood out in the crowd
You’re marrying a wonderful man – Who is polite I might add
He called me asking for your hand – I was truly impressed and glad!!
I remember as a little girl – You and your cousins put on shows
Sara, Saasha and friends – Waiting for the crowd to shout Bravo
You even took it to extreme – Putting capes and boots on your cats
Felicia and Cheryl looked confused – As you tried to get them to perform their acts!!
Sara & Saasha used to fight – Over who got to carry you around
Since your name was Carrie – They felt you should be carried, quite profound
You and friends used to slide – On pillows down that big staircase
The whole event was secret – To get hurt would have been a disgrace!!
At a moment like this – Memories flood my mind
For my little girl is grown – And now I’m left behind
I remember my new sports car – You wanted to drive to Spring Break
All the way to Panama City Florida – With reservation I let you take!!
To say that I was worried – Is an understatement indeed
But you made it back safely – My expectations you’d always exceed
You and Steve have good jobs - As a couple you’ve both done quite well
You both are college graduates – And you both have a tendency to excel!!
Steve is an awesome hockey player – The best on his amateur team
Since he grew up in Newfoundland – He’s played hockey to an extreme
Carrie of course was a cheerleader – And played volleyball way back when
Both are dedicated Cubs fans – I like the Cardinals, amen!!
Carrie has a degree in Public Relations – But a headhunter was her first job
Interning with UPS in college – They sent her recruiting to a rock concert mob
It gave her the experience – To get her foot into the door
Which is how she became a headhunter – A job that paid well, I’m sure!!
Now I’d like to present a toast – To my daughter and her new groom
Please, all join with me – Each of you in this room
May the love you feel right now – Keep growing day by day
When you look into each others eyes – May there be nothing you need to say!!
Toasts for the Bride
A Toast To My New Husband!!
To find a true Soul Mate – It was hard to believe
This kind of compatability – Takes patience to achieve
But Tom, you and I kept trying – And really, how did we meet
Of all places, eHarmony – And I found this guy so sweet!!
Now maybe this fact is true – That opposites do attract
For we have our many differences – On this we agree it’s a fact
Tom loves to clip coupons – And recycle to the nth degree
He even wanted it included – In our wedding vows you see!!
This man totally reminds me – Of the movie “A Beautiful Mind”
For he loves to study problems – To see what he can find
He’s a gifted Engineer – As his boss is quick to say
In his field, Tom’s an Icon – So this is no cliché!!
Your kids even tell you –“Dad, you’re such a Nerd”
I know it’s said with love – Kids can explain things in a word
And I guess that’s what you are – Studying equations hour after hour
Then solving a problem – Something your brain loves to devour!!
After we decided to marry – You looked at me with love
As a Republican you were surprised – A “Lib” was your little turtledove
You may be conservative – But you’re also a truly caring guy
Who’s very kind and considerate – Around strangers a little shy!!
You are passionate about family – With devotion to career as number two
A man who keeps his promises – For me that’s something new
And when it comes to tools – A non-negotiable item for sure
A man who’s a little frugal – With a heart that’s truly pure!!
Please all lift your glasses – To the man who’s now my groom
The love of my life and Soul Mate – Who causes my spirit to bloom
May our love keep on growing – May all your dreams come true
Like my dream that was fulfilled – The day that I found you!!
Toasts for the Groom
To the lady of my dreams – I’m down on bended knee
To ask for your hand – With all the love you see
I present you with the perfect ring – The special one of your choice
Knowing how much you love it – It makes my heart rejoice!!
We truly should drink a toast – With a glass of Zinfandel wine
I’m the happiest guy in the world – Look at me, do my eyes have a shine
The promise ring was wonderful – It gave both of us a chance
To let our love grow and grow – We truly had a wonderful dance!!
So darling, raise your glass – I propose a toast to you and me
To the woman of my dreams – From the man filled with ecstasy
May our love continue to grow – May all our dreams come true
50 years from now may we still - Love each other, through and through!!
Toast for Mother of the Bride
A Toast To Shannon & Nick!!
I rise for a toast – Yes, I’m the mother of the bride
But also the Matron of Honor – And I say this with pride
Before I propose the toast – Some background I’ll give
Call it a historical journey – Because Shannon loves to live!!
Shannon is truly a cowgirl – Living on a ranch her whole life
As a little girl she wished – She were Clint Eastwood’s wife
She had this old broom – That she dressed just like him
She called it Clint Eastwood – But he looked more like Slim!!
She loved riding horses – And working with her Dad
Stopping at the Wild Horse Café – Where the spaghetti wasn’t bad
But it had to be cut – In just that certain way
Only her Dad could do it – We still joke about it today!!
When it came to breaking rules – Shannon was as consistent as can be
It didn’t matter the offense – I’m sure on this she’ll agree
Be it ditching school or partying – Or wrecking the old truck
Shannon always got caught – She just had bad luck!!
She loved our vacations to Oregon – She’d ride in the trailer all the way
Shannon would be the cook – We’d have Nachos every day
She loved the Indian Casinos – Wanting to stop on every trip
For she has a love for people – And enjoys the fellowship!!
She fought with both her brothers – As boys and girls usually do
Forrest her older brother – And Shannon had different points of view
Mason who’s ten years younger – Would torment her any way he could
When her date arrived he’d say – “Your Miracle Bra looks good”!!
She’s a dedicated hard worker – Who’s never without a smile
Her last two years of high school – She had a two hour drive and many miles
When her Grandma was ill – She helped day and night
As you can see I’m quite proud – My little girl is a delight!!