Wedding speeches – free jokes, quotes and ideas

Quotes, Jokes & Ideas for a Wedding Speech
We have had a lot of requests in the past few months for some one liners for wedding speeches. We thought that it would be easy for people to find a good selection of these on the Internet – until we started looking.

There are so many people trying to sell you something that we thought it was time that we put up this page to give you some free help with your wedding speech.

You may also wish to look at some one liners for a wedding speech, best man’s speech, bride speech, groom speech, maid of honour or
father of the bride.
We also have an article on how how to structure a wedding speech. This also contains information on the structure and etiquette of a wedding speech as well as the running order.

We also feature a selection of free wedding clip art.
Jokes and One Liners
Speech-making is a bit like prospecting for black gold.
If you don’t strike oil in 10 minutes, stop boring.

I’m told that the best speech makers follow three simple rules. Stand Up. Speak Up. Then, very quickly, Shut Up. I’ll try to stick to that advice.

The brain is a wonderful thing. It never stops functioning from the time you’re born until the moment you stand up to make a speech. – Herbert V Prochnow

Every man needs a wife because things sometimes go wrong that you can’t blame on the government! – Unknown

“How To be Happy Though Married” – book by Rev. E.J.Hardy, 1910

Advice to person about to marry – Don’t. – Punch magazine, 1845

Let’s have a wedding – Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasure – Dr. Johnson

Composed that monstrous animal a husband and a wife – Henry Fielding

The bridal day, which is not long… – Spenser

The guest are met, the feast is set
May’st hear the merry din
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wedlock, indeed, hath oft compared been
To public feasts, where meet a public rout
Where they that are without would fain go in
And they that are within would fain go out
– Sir John Davies (17c.)

For a light wife doth make a heavy husband – Shakespeare

Wedding Clip Art

If you are looking for some clip art – why not check out our free wedding clip art.


Published On: 4th Apr 2009

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  1. To make your speech memorable,you should consider personalizing your wedding speech with these one liners
    For a light wife doth make a heavy husband – Shakespeare.
    Let’s use this quote to personalize ours.
    An example:Please understand that you can only light up your lives if you are always together in soul,spirit and body

    Jean Dan 12 Sep at 8:31 pm
  2. Good speech

    Anonymous 20 May at 6:02 pm
  3. When I gave my groom speech at my wedding I made the whole thing rhyme. The guests appreciated the originality, and it made the speaking in public much less nerve wracking.

    GREG WILLIAMS 28 Aug at 2:43 pm
  4. My elderson getting married in November.
    I’d like to make the best speech as a father I need a help.he is getting married to a most beautiful girl.and her family is wonderful. Thank you. Xx

    gunatikake 30 Sep at 5:34 am
  5. This helped alot 4 an essay in english.

    Mercedees Hareolson 7 Feb at 11:30 pm
  6. Creative ideas – I learned a lot from the specifics – Does anyone know where my assistant can get ahold of a blank Monthly Calendar version to use ?

    Fatimah Hafer 7 Apr at 12:17 pm
  7. I need assistance for bestman speech at the wedding

    Velile tshabalala 26 Sep at 7:45 am