General Wedding Speech

All Purpose Wedding Speech

This free template is to help you craft a beautiful and memorable wedding speech. Here’s a general template you can use or modify to fit your needs. This structure is for a Best Man or Maid of Honor speech, but it can be adapted for other roles.


Start with a greeting and thank the hosts, if it’s appropriate.

  1. Greeting: Welcome everyone.
  2. Thank the hosts: For example, “I’d like to extend a special thanks to [parents of the bride/groom] for hosting this wonderful celebration.”


Introduce yourself and establish your connection to the couple.

3. Self-Introduction: “For those of you who may not know me…”

  1. Connection to the couple: “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing [bride/groom] for…”


Include anecdotes, praise for the couple, and well wishes.

5. Anecdotes: Share a brief, appropriate, and positive story about the couple or your friendship with them.

  1. Praise for the Couple: Comment on their relationship and the qualities that make them a great couple.
  2. Reflections and Advice: Share any reflections on love and marriage and possibly some light-hearted advice.


Conclude with a toast and well wishes for the couple’s future.

8. Well Wishes: Express your happiness for the couple and your hopes for their future together.

  1. Toast: Raise your glass and propose a toast to the couple’s happiness, love, and future together.

Example Speech

Good evening everyone,

Firstly, I’d like to extend a warm thanks to [Parents of the Bride/Groom] for hosting this beautiful celebration, and to all of you for being here to celebrate [Bride] and [Groom].

For those of you who may not know me, my name is [Your Name], and I’m honored to be [Bride/Groom]’s [Best Man/Maid of Honor]. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing [Bride/Groom] since [time period or context of meeting], and I’ve been lucky enough to witness the beautiful journey of [Bride] and [Groom]’s love story.

[Insert Anecdote: A funny or sweet story about the couple that highlights their bond, personalities, or how they complement each other.]

[Bride] and [Groom] are such a wonderful match. [Bride] with her [insert positive trait], and [Groom] with his [insert positive trait], they truly bring out the best in each other. Their love is inspiring, reminding us all of the beauty in companionship and the joy in finding your other half.

[Reflections/Advice: You might share a quote about love/marriage or some light-hearted, thoughtful advice for the newlyweds.]

In the journey of life, there may be bumps and turns, but I have no doubt that [Bride] and [Groom] will navigate it with love, patience, and a touch of humor, building a future filled with wonderful memories.

So, let us raise our glasses in celebration of love, joy, and new beginnings. Here’s to [Bride] and [Groom]! May your journey together be everything you’ve dreamed of and more. To love, laughter, and happily ever after!


Feel free to modify this template to suit the tone and style you’re aiming for, and to better fit your relationship with the couple.