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5 Great Wedding Thank You Speech Templates for Brides and Grooms

5 Great Wedding Thank You Speech Templates for Brides and Grooms

It is that special time, the distinct and heartfelt moment when you and your betrothed are espoused.

It is a tradition and expected that the Bride and Groom take a few minutes during all the merriment to give a special wedding thank you speech.

This speech passes a message to all those who have graced the occasion with their presence and allows you to acknowledge their effort and your gratitude.


Outline for the wedding thank you speech

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When writing a wedding thank you speech, you should always have it in mind that you are taking precious time out from a pre-arranged, pretty busy wedding timetable so there are a few things to note:


01Precision is key:

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You don’t want to drift on and on without end. Also, determine in advance whether the bride or groom will deliver their speech first, or if you are speaking together, who is saying what parts.
It is highly likely that there will be a few tears, as it is a joyous day. If there are, that’s ok but make sure to finish the speech in due time, so as to allow the wedding activities to continue on, uninterrupted.
Speak clearly, truthfully and to the point, remember, stay composed until you are finished speaking.



02Keep out confidential details:

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Remember, the point of the speech is to thank your guests. Raunchy or unnecessarily sexual inuendo may make some attendees uncomfortable. There will be plenty of time for that on your honeymoon!.
In essence, private details should remain where they belong and not come up during the “thank you” speech at your wedding.


03Read it out/Rehearse it:

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Even if you are an experienced orator it is advisable to read it out a few times in front of loving critics, or in front of a mirror to help you get your words and emotions straight.


04Say it as it is:

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No phrase, philosophy, or proverb can ever out match the good old “Thank you”. You can be yourself: glam, quirky or philosophical, but be succinct.

Infuse your gratitude into your speech as much as you can. Those two words convey a lot of simplicity with a dash of love. So, don’t say them in a patronizing way, but with a heart of gratitude.



05Be specific:

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We know the speech is for everyone but there are some people who deserve, more than others, to hear them (hopefully).

Specifically call out those who are close to you like your in-laws, parents, wedding party, and of course your newly married spouse.


06Take a chill pill:

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It’s your wedding after all, adding a few laugh-guaranteed phrases and giggles, or a little joke, never hurt anybody.


Wedding thank you speech 1

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My husband/wife and I worked really hard together to try to make this day perfect.

We assumed the planning would be similar to organizing a party but were we wrong! Halfway into the preparations we got stuck – no one told us wedding preparations were so hectic.

At some point, we realized there really is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ wedding so there was no use stressing over something that was supposed to be the best day of our lives.

Then we remembered that it is about being bound to the one person who means the world to you, that all your loved ones and well-wishers will be around you to celebrate and support you; and that is what makes the ‘perfect’ wedding.

I am happy the weather is more beautiful than I had prayed for it to be, the food and drinks also exceed expectations.

Thank you, everyone, especially my better half because today turned out to be a lot more than our ‘planning’ gave me hoped for.

Thank you.


Wedding Thank You Speech 2

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Roses are red, violets are blue, no, no, no, scratch that. Those were the words I would have used in high school to woo my sweetheart, but now it’s the real deal.

I am finally married to the only person who has managed to see all my flaws and shortcomings as a bridge to the better me.

Now I want to re-phrase my old lines because even if roses turn green and daffodils turn blue my love for you would still never ever end.

So I say thank you to you my love, thank you to my parents and in-laws, thank you friends and everyone.

I cannot put a finger on what is making me so bubbly inside; whether it is the fact that the love of my life is finally mine forever or the fact that my much-awaited honeymoon is approaching.

You all have done mighty well in gracing this occasion with us and helping us make it a success. I am deeply grateful. Thank you.


Wedding Thank You Speech 3

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I never take for granted being born to the kind of parents I have; their love influenced me to grow up hoping to marry someone who would share with me the kind of love they shared.

I never used to believe in wishful thinking before, but I am now married to a man/woman who grew up with the same dream – to share as much love, and hopefully even more love, than our parents.

I am happy that we are here before you on this day in complete certainty that we made the best choice in ourselves as husband and wife, with radiating love and great joy.

I am happy our relatives are here with us, and I am also thankful to everyone who took out time from their busy schedule to honor us today with their warm hearts.

Thank you so much.


Wedding Thank You Speech 4

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I know not everyone here has heard the story of how I met my husband/wife, and to those of you whom have heard it a thousand times before, I promise I’ll spare you this time.

I do not know if anyone has ever experienced the feeling I am having right now: the feeling of having thought of a scenario so completely, down to the last detail, that when the event finally happens, everything feels like déjà vu?

Well if you have then you understand me when I say, I could not have imagined this day to be any better.

Thanks to our clothier we are both here dressed gorgeously as one of the loveliest newlyweds this part of the earth has to offer, and I cannot wait to witness the day I would be celebrating my 40th wedding anniversary.

It is nothing short of a blessing to be married to a man/woman like my husband/wife.

I am happy and ecstatic, I say thank you to you all, thank you to her/him and thank you to all well-wishers.


Wedding Thank You Speech 5

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Someone has told me that one of the greatest things that can happen to any living being is to love and be loved in return.

When I first heard that I laughed and said “Really!! of all the things on earth? That has to be for someone simple”.

With great joy, I can stand before you all here today to tell you that I eat my earlier words. I have found love with my wife/husband unlike any other. I know a lot of you here understand exactly what I mean.

Now I raise my glass, saying cheers, as I give a toast to my soul mate, to my friends and families, and to everyone who has helped in any way at all to make this day a blessing to us: here’s to you.

I really hope everyone finds a love as complete as I have, and may love always radiate from you to everyone around you.

Thank you.



That is really all there is to writing a wedding thank you speech: gratitude. A few words can go a long way in planting your intentions in the hearts of many.

Now that you have read some different speeches you can use to express yourself, do us a favor and nail it on that day.
Above all, have a blast and have a wonderful wedding.