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Q: Wedding Speech ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Wedding Speech
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: newlywed-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 28 Nov 2002 18:41 PST
Expires: 28 Dec 2002 18:41 PST
Question ID: 116165
I am getting married soon. My co-workers are throwing a small party at
my office and  they may gift me something.I would like to give a small
(approx 3 mins )speech to thank them for their concern and gift.I want
someone to write a specch(it must be humorous)

Request for Question Clarification by bobby_d-ga on 28 Nov 2002 19:57 PST
Hi newlywed, and congratulations!

I think it would help the researchers to give us a little bit more
information to work on.  Perhaps a bit about the relationship with
your friends, some humourous past happenings, type of comedy, etc. 
Otherwise, the speech maybe out of context or suit the wrong type of



Request for Question Clarification by revbrenda1st-ga on 28 Nov 2002 21:08 PST
Hi newleywed,

Are you the blushing bride or the leery groom? This year, I've got the
dubious distinction of being the mom of both.    :)  I'd be glad to
write a speech, but I need to know your gender. It would help to know
what gift you are getting, but I guess that's not possible. Are your
co-workers predominantly male or female? What age group are we looking
at here?

and congrats,

Clarification of Question by newlywed-ga on 28 Nov 2002 22:43 PST
Ok, im sorry for not giving out full details.

I am a male and my co-workers are a mix of male and females equal in proprtion.
Their age group may be from 25 to 40.
Subject: Re: Wedding Speech
Answered By: johnny_phoenix-ga on 29 Nov 2002 03:18 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi newlywed, congrats, I'm getting married in April myself. 

Anyhow, I hope you like this. I have taken the liberty of adding
optional extras at the end.


“Thanks guys, they say marriage is an institution and therefore, it
seems proper that I am about to be married since some of you have been
saying I should have been institutionalised for years.

Some of you may be concerned as to whether I am actually prepared
marriage, but I want to assure you that I am fully aware of the
changes that marriage will bring and to this end I have prepared a
small list.

1. I understand that my rights to have a say in matters pertaining to
decorating are revoked. Although I am still entitled to an opinion on
such matters, my wife has no obligation to reward my ideas with
anything other than a pat on the head and a giggle.
2. I am aware that shopping, as a married man will differ somewhat
from what I am used to. So picking up a bag of potato chips and a keg
of beer before proudly announcing “I’m done” may result in some
privileges being withdrawn.
3. Flowers are no longer a currency for buying forgiveness.
4. The frequency of sex will now be directly related to my behaviour,
thoughtfulness and consideration and will be awarded on a performance
5. Cooking by a male in the kitchen is out of bounds except under
strict supervision. However, I must be careful in my wording that “The
kitchen belongs to my wife”. N.B. See no.4 for ramifications if the
phrase “My wife belongs in the kitchen” is inadvertently used.
6. “I love you” is no longer just an expression of endearment, but
also a handy answer to no-win questions such as “Do I look okay”, “Do
you think I am getting fat” and “Do you mind if my mother comes to
stay for a few days”.
7. It is okay for her to shout “Cworr” at hunks on the television,
because it is just meant in “a humorous way”. “I must however refrain
from making any such comment when a beautiful girl appears on screen.
I understand that although she may not be watching for a reaction, she
will be on alert. If in doubt see no.6.  Important Note: The words
“Rack”,”Hooters” and “Headlamps” are no longer a useful part of my
vocabulary and must be dispensed of immediately”,

So as you can see guys, I am prepared for what is to come. Thank you
for the present and I’d like to also thank you for not getting me a
stripper. Getting a stripper at this point would be like buying a big
cream cake for a fat kid to celebrate him going on a diet.

I look forward to seeing most of you at the wedding and if you see me
before the ceremony looking at you with fear in my eyes, its just that
my mind has gone blank with nerves. Please just remind me of her name
and everything will be fine.

Additions (Options)
Thank you all for the presents, cards and best wishes. It really does
mean a lot to me that I have your support as I begin my journey as a
married man.

It is traditional to get some funny gifts and I was apprehensive as to
what I would get as I came to work this morning. I tried to think of
practical applications for such things as an eight-foot pair of
plastic breasts, an elephant’s trunk thong and an inflatable sheep.

 It seems ironic that many of the humorous gifts associated with
getting married would be hours of fun for a bachelor.  Still….(check
watch, look at one of the presents if appropriate and then back at
your watch)….there is time.

Ahem, I put on my best underwear this morning, just in case you had me
tied up and whipped by a stripper, but it looks like so far (SUITABLE
PERSON) has managed to keep their clothes on.  So, I’m not the only
one achieving a first today Eh?

If you did want any extra lines, or specific items mentioning or even
a complete rewrite, please let me know in an answer clarification
before rating as I would like you to be completely satisfied with the

n.b. I have timed it at around 3:15 seconds. including two extras. 

Additional Link
Life story Writing

This is a page with 37 humorous quotes about marriage that you may be
able to incorporate in the speech. My personal favourite is.

"A very good way to promote civilization - if you get a good wife you
will be happy, if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher"

I hope this helps and wish you and your good lady all the best. 

Johnny Phoenix
newlywed-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Hi johnny_phoenix-ga,

You are a genius. I  am really happy with your speech. I have given
you 5 * rating. Thanks a lot. I wish you a very happy married life.

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