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Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen
I did ask for an auto-cue for my speech today, as I have a memory like a goldfish, but I was told that the budget had been stretched to capacity and any extras would have to be paid for by myself…( reach for piece of paper) I suddenly realised that this piece of paper is good enough!
For those of you who don’t know me I’m James, Michelle’s Dad and on behalf of my wife Anna and I, I would like to welcome you all here today to celebrate the marriage of our daughter Michelle to George.
I would like to welcome George’s parents, Robert & Jennifer, his sister Amy, as well as all our relatives and friends. I know a lot of you have travelled considerable distances to be here.
Thank you all for coming to see me, it’s very much appreciated.
Finally, Never go to bed in the middle of an argument – be a man stay up and fight and watch some sport…You’ve lost anyway so you might as well get it over with.
I would just like to leave you with this thought…
The actor Richard Burton once said that ‘a woman accepts a man for what he is and then spends the rest of her life trying to change him.’… So, if we can all take one last look at George as we know him because Michelle’s remodeling work starts first thing in the morning.
Finally, if you would all be upstanding, I would like you all to raise a glass for the health and happiness of the bride and groom…Michelle & George.