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The Epic of Forrest Gump: Winston Groom

- “Epic[s] and Tragedy, Comedy also […], are all in [a] general conception modes of imitation. They differ, however, from one another in three respects- the medium, the objects, the manner or mode of imitation, being in each case distinct” (Poetics, Section 1 Part I). Life is simulated by the interpretations that each genre of poetry evokes its properties of presentation. Aristotle a 4th century Greek philosopher, categorized tragedy into elements of: Plot, Character, Thought, Diction, Melody, and Spectacle....   [tags: epic drama, romantic-comedy, aristotle]

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Original Wedding Toasts – Groom to Bride, Bride to Groom

- Original Wedding Toasts – Groom to Bride, Bride to Groom Happiness When I was poor, too poor to buy you candies or fresh flowers, We still shared the moon. You taught me that happiness is a chain reaction of love. One who has awakened to love does not cling to lesser things. Golden Heart With infinite affection, and infinite care, and a golden heart. You have taught me, when you bring forth the love within you, it transforms you. I Have Become Whole In your love is my peace, it is the sea into which all currents flow, for all eternity....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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The True Forrest Gump: The Book vs. the Movie

- “Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get” (Hanks). Many times when books are changed into movies they are done incorrectly. Forrest Gump is one of these examples. Forrest Gump, the novel, was written in 1986 by the author Winston Groom. The movie Forrest Gump was created by Paramount Pictures in 1994. Tom Hanks stars as the main character Forrest Gump. The movie portrayed Forrest Gump in a different way and as sometimes more innocent than his character in the book....   [tags: Winston Groom, Tom Hanks]

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Wedding Toasts – Bride to Groom

- Wedding Toasts – Bride to Groom My Husband What shall I say about my husband. My utterly impractical, never predictable, Something irascible, quite inexplicable, husband. Strange blend of shyness, pride and conceit And stubborn refusal to bow in defeat. He's spoiling and ready to argue and fight, Yet the smile of a child fills his soul with delight. His eyes are the quickest to well up in tears, Yet his strength is the strongest to banish my fears. His faith is as fierce as his devotion is grand And there's no middle ground on which he will stand....   [tags: Wedding Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Toasts to the Bride and Groom

- Wedding Toasts to the Bride and Groom The Upper Hand The following tidbit began a wonderful and personal toast to the bride and groom: "John, take Emily's hand and place your hand over her's. Now, remember this moment and cherish it... because this will be the last time you'll ever have the upper hand!" Toilet Roll Let us all hope and pray that your married life is like this toilet roll - soft, strong and ever so long. Never Lie, Cheat, and Drink May you never lie, cheat or drink. But if you must lie, lie with each other....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Sikhism and Marriage: Anand Karaj

- ... Both ceremonies have a time where they greet one another family and say there greetings to one another. After the wedding ceremony is over they spend time with each other and get to know each other more while the bride and groom is spending time with each other. Secondly, New York has certain laws on how you can get a divorce as stated by Law NY. The divorce judgement includes marital property, marital debts, custody, visitation, spousal support and child support. All the divorces in New York State is handled in your county supreme court....   [tags: hinduism, divorse, bride, groom]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom The groom has used the wedding date as a source for funny lines, comparing their marriage with celebrity couples for comic effect. While preparing this speech I thought it would be interesting to see if any celebrity couples had been married on the same day as us. Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher wed in 1983...and split up after 9 months. Oh dear. Also, Madonna married Sean Penn on this day in 1985; and we all know the outcome of that. Unlike the latter, while Lisa is "Like A Virgin," I plan to "Cherish" her forever and I am not afraid to 'Justify My Love." There's always the "Hanky Panky" to look forward to....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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A Straightforward Wedding Speech by the Groom

- A Straightforward Wedding Speech by the Groom I've put a bit of a speech together today, but after the previous speaker put us all to sleep I'll try to make mine a bit more interesting and entertaining. Sorry; only joking. On behalf of my beautiful wife and I, we would like to thank you all for coming along, and sharing this very special day with us. And a huge thank you for the wonderful presents. I would like everybody here, especially my wife, to know how lucky and proud I am to be standing here today speaking to you as her husband....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom It is apparent from the opening few lines of this speech that the groom has an excellent relationship with the bride's parents and this can be really useful, not just in the future, for obvious reasons, but it can also make the speech more humorous. This speech is also a good example of using events in history that happened on the same date as a source of humor. Thank you for those lovely words. I'd like to remind you that you're not so much losing a daughter, but regaining three closets (wardrobes)....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Thoughtful Wedding Speech by the Groom

- Thoughtful Wedding Speech by the Groom Ladies and gentlemen: I would like to thank the previous speaker for those sincere words and to the bride's parents for the love that they have both shown me, not only in preparation for today, but from the first moment that we met some two and a half years ago. I dont know who was more surprised that first night when my future wife brought me home without warning, when they were sitting there all ready for bed in their satin bath robes and her dad in his Snoopy slippers....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom I would like to start my speech today by thanking Richard for his kind words. I am really proud to have become Isia’s husband; ever since the day we met I have been treated as one of the family and this has made our Journey to this day that much smoother. Thank you both for your blessing I promise that I will make you proud and live up to the high expectations I am sure you have. Thank you for everything you have both done in making this day so special if it wasn’t for you I am sure I would still be saving....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom I’ll have to keep this speech short because of my shins . . . Nicola has threatened to kick them I go on too long. The humor here is that you think I’m joking. I’d like to start by thanking you all on behalf of my wife and I, for sharing our special day. Thank you all for your kind wishes, cards and presents. I can’t wait to see how many stick on shower radios we get, and exactly how you wrap a wheelbarrow. Nicola and I have been worrying about this day for weeks and it means a great deal to us that you managed to make it....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom Well , what can I say, Thankyou for those kind words Alan and I hope $20 was enough. I recently read somewhere that a survey had been conducted of things that people fear most, and top of the list above things like spiders and heights, was the fear of standing up and making a speech in public. I'm no different, suffice to say that this isn't the first time today I've risen from a warm seat with a piece of paper in my hand. MANY PEOPLE Many people thought this day would never come....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom On behalf of my wife and I, I would like to start by thanking Leon for his kind words……….easily the best $10 I ever spent……….and I’d like to thank him on behalf of everyone here today for providing the wedding feast. I would also like to thank Leon and Mindy for welcoming me into their family and their kindness and friendship since I first met them, though obviously they didn’t know me at the time else they might have locked their daughter up to keep her safe from me....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom Before I start I have to ask... Do you like my outfit?... you see, I asked the tailor for Versace... but he thought I said "Liberace". Ladies, Gentlemen, Friends, Relatives and any stray pedestrians who may have wandered in. On behalf of my wife and I... or as I prefer to call her "my most recent ex-girlfriend", welcome to our wedding. I hope you're all enjoying yourselves on this special day. Its great to see you all and I can honestly say it would have been rubbish without you....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom Ladies and Gentlemen, you are about to witness a unique event in history. This is the very first and very last time that my wife is going to let me speak on behalf of both of us. Today, so far has been a day beyond my wildest dreams. They say you don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without which is very true with Karen. I thought I had prepared myself quite well for today but nothing could have prepared me enough for when I saw Karen walk down the aisle....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom I’d like to start by thanking Alan for his kind words and also to thank him on behalf of everyone for footing the bill for today’s festivities……… Having had a wonderful spread and knowing what we have to look forward to tonight, I now understand why he had the heating turned off all last winter. I was going to begin with ladies and gentlemen but on looking around I'm glad I didn't. So here goes. Distinguished guests, those of lesser distinction, and those of no distinction at all…… Family, relatives, (new and old), in-laws and outlaws, friends, friends of friends, and freeloaders Welcome to our wedding reception....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom I was really, really nervous about standing up here and speaking. I did prepare a few lines for today and having snorted them I now feel absolutely fine. I did have a great speech worked out for you today, but as I am now married, my wife has told me what to say instead. I'd like to start by thanking you all on behalf of my wife and I being here with us today, especially those who have travelled some distance to be here. We would also like to thank you all very much for your cards, kind thoughts and wonderful presents....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Roast of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech about the Groom Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Before starting the one speech that I know you’ve all been waiting for, I’d like to thank both Steve and Marcus – my two support acts. And I’d also like to thank Marcus in particular, for hosting what so far has been an absolutely fantastic wedding. It can’t have been easy watching your only daughter marry someone like Steve. In fact, I can only imagine what it might have been like - perhaps a similar feeling to realizing that you’ve just trodden in some fresh dog mess, only 100 times worse....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom Thank you for your kind words, I am very proud to be your son-in-law; I hope I can live up to your expectations. I would sincerely like to thank you for welcoming me into your family, for bringing up such a lovely daughter, and for giving me your blessing to marry her. In addition. due to the number of phone calls between my wife and her mom, the phone company would also like to thank you both. On this date in history in 1889 the Boer War ended, and maybe after my speech you'll think it's started again, although this day will go down in history as the day you all heard the best ever speech....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by a Friend of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by a Friend of the Groom Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. I would first like to thank you all for coming today and helping to make Marcus and Adrian's wedding such a memorable and special occasion. Personally, I wish you'd all stayed at home and made my job less nerve wracking. When I was asked to be in the wedding party I decided that I needed to know what the role entailed. I have now read several books, and all of them include a last minute checklist to guarantee a smooth wedding....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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A Heartfelt Wedding Speech by the Father of the Groom

- A Heartfelt Wedding Speech by the Father of the Groom There is a small amount of humor at the beginning and toward the end of the speech, but it is the sentiment that makes it special. The speech ends with some advice for the bride and groom, which is touching, and a toast in the form of a poem. The happy couple, reverend celebrant, dear guests. The first wedding speech I ever gave was in 1958 when I married the groom's mother. Oh, I was in love. I remember clearly what a great feeling courtship gave me....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Roast by a Friend of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by a Friend of the Groom Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen - I must admit to being rather nervous about today's speech. As it’s a family occasion, the last thing I want to do is cause offence by talking in too much detail about Brian’s colorful past. I’ve therefore decided to edit out anything that might cause offence. So thank you very much and have a wonderful evening. Sit down. Laughter. Stand up and continue. I read somewhere that you can flesh out your speech by researching which famous people were born the same day as the groom (bridegroom), and make some sort of link....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech for a Sister of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech for a Sister of the Groom Ladies and Gentlemen you'll be pleased to know I am only going to speak for a couple of minutes because of my throat..... if I go on too long Angie has threatened to cut it. However, before I begin, on behalf of John and Angie I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this the special day that it is - and I think we can all agree it has been splendid so far. Well, I knew it would be difficult to follow a speech made by John and I was right .......   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by the Father of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by the Father of the Groom Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen - I am the groom's father, Ken, and I have the great privilege of being best man. I have recently found out there are two reasons why J W asked me to do this job. 1) To make him look younger and slimmer in the photos. 2) Because he didn't want to burden any of his friends with the terrible prospect of having to give this speech. It's the speech that no one wants to do. The best man doesn't really know what he's expected to say and yet his speech is supposed to be humorous - but it might not be....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by the Father of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by the Father of the Groom Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen - I must admit, I am more nervous about participating in this wedding than I was as the groom (bridegroom) at my own wedding. Maybe it's because I have been married thirty years and I know what my son is getting himself in to. Joking aside, I've had a wonderful marriage and I would like to remind David and Arba that it's a serious business, and shouldn't be entered into lightly - although, at his weight, my son certainly isn't doing that....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by Friend of Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by Friend of Groom Ladies and gentlemen, thanks Gary for those kind words. It has been a pleasure for all us attendants to play a small part in your big day. Before I say a word or two about the groom, what about that dress Jeanie is wearing. It has attracted so much favorable comment from the guests here that I have to give it a special mention. You look stunning Jeanie. When Gary asked me to be his best man I immediately thought of the speech. I saw it as an opportunity to talk about a great hero of mine… a wonderful, handsome, kind-hearted man who is admired by many....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by a Friend of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by a Friend of the Groom Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. My name is Robert. As they were speaking just now, it struck me how much David and his new father-in-law now have in common. After all, it's the first time in 25 years that Arthur has been able to speak for 10 minutes without interruption from the women in his family. And it'll be the last time in 25 years that David gets to do the same. So I sincerely hope he treasures this moment. But it is great to finally see David with a ring on his finger as he learned a long time ago that you cannot make someone love you....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech for a Groom in Sales

- Humorous Wedding Speech for a Groom in Sales Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen - Today, I'd like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to a man who personifies intelligence, ambition, tact, generosity, and integrity. But it is John’s wedding so it's only fair that I talk about him as well. Laughter Now, I only met John a few years ago at university, meaning that I’ve had to rely on him perhaps more than I would have liked to get the details of his past. But apparently, the young John Cervoni was an exceptionally gifted child....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Groom's Wedding Speech - Humorous, but Not Offensive

- Groom's Wedding Speech - Humorous, but Not Offensive Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to witness a unique event in history - the very first and last time that my wife is going to let me speak on behalf of both of us. It is a privilege and an honor to do so. I just hope that, so soon into our married life, I don't let her down. Today has so far been a day beyond my wildest dreams. As a child, dreaming of my wedding day, I never dared imagine that I would end up marrying someone so intelligent, so witty, so popular, so gorgeous, and so altogether fantastic......   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous and Casual Wedding Speech by the Groom

- Humorous and Casual Wedding Speech by the Groom 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 institutionalized 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....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Roast by a Friend of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Roast by a Friend of the Groom Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen – I'd like to start by saying that what a genuine honor it is to be part of Norman's wedding. I appreciate that I am just one of many equally suitable close friends that he could well have chosen. But I know he looks upon me as the older brother he never had, and I look on him as the younger brother I never wanted. So here I stand with this great opportunity to reveal to all, Norman’s past misdemeanors. So I could trot out the usual stories; like when he woke up in a football field wearing a red thong and swimming goggles....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by the Father of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by the Father of the Groom Good evening. I would like to begin by welcoming each and every one of you to this joyous and stressful occasion. You know, while I was watching my son and future daughter-in-law suffer through the painful process of planning their wedding, I asked myself, “What would it be like if men were responsible for organizing weddings?” I’m guessing that my son might rename the "Rehearsal Dinner" to the "Rehearsal Dinner Kegger". The invitations would not read “Gracious dinning from 7 to 10” but rather, “Raucous Drinking from 7 until the cops show up.” Bridesmaids would wear matching blue jean cut-offs and halter tops – with more skin showing tha...   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Speech by a Childhood Friend of the Groom

- Wedding Speech by a Childhood Friend of the Groom Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the bridesmaids, I would like to thank Scott for his kind words. For once in my life, I find myself agreeing with him - they look stunning and did an excellent job today. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Jason. I’ve been Scott’s best friend for nearly 20 years. I’ve known him for a similar period. And all the time we’ve spent growing up together means that he’s had as much of a part in developing my sense of humor as anyone....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Short Wedding Toasts to the Bride and Groom

- Short Wedding Toasts to the Bride and Groom Nature of Love All beings by nature are lovers, as ice by nature is water. The love shared by one couple is powerful enough to unite heaven and earth. May God grant you two many years to live, for earth has few angels. Peace and Plenty May peace and plenty be the first To lift the latch to your door, May happiness be guided to your home. Walk in Love Walk in love, sit in love, live in love. To be in love is to truly live. Your Eye The eye with which you see your wife is the same eye with which your wife sees You....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by Brother of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by Brother of the Groom Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentleman – It’s my job to reply to the toast to the bridesmaids and in doing so, say a couple of nice things about George. You know, tell you about some of his good points. The problem is he doesn’t have any good points. Well, except for being naturally gifted at sports. We do, after all, come from the same gene pull. So, on behalf of the bridesmaid, Claire, I would like to start by thanking George for his kind words. I am sure you will all agree that she looks wonderful today, as always....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by Brother of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by Brother of the Groom Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. My name is Bill, Michael's brother. Michael didn't choose me to be in the wedding party in the traditional way. Actually, I drew straws with our other brother Sean. (pause) But just because I'm up here speaking don't for one minute think I was the winner. Laughter I think all went well this morning getting Michael ready for his big day. The condemned man ate a hearty breakfast, but alas I was unable to comply with his last request as a single man due to objections from the S.P.C.A...........Bloody do-gooders....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous and Sentimental Wedding Speech by the Groom

- Humorous and Sentimental Wedding Speech by the Groom I was going to begin with "ladies and gentlemen" but on looking around I'm glad I didn't. So here goes. Distinguished guests, those of lesser distinction, and those of no distinction at all, family relatives, new and old, in-laws and out-laws, friends, friends of friends, and freeloaders, welcome to our wedding reception. First of all I would like to thank my brothers and my new sister for their kind words. I did have a speech all worked out for this special occasion, but of course now that I'm a married man, she has told me what to say instead....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech Delivered by the Groom Well, as Henry VIII said to each one of his wives … 'I shall not keep you long'. Ladies and Gentlemen, this day is an historic day, on this day in 1666, the Great Fire of London started - nothing to do with my wife's cooking. And on this day in the year 2000, you attended this wedding reception and heard the finest wedding speech of your entire lifetime, and my best man Michael will be making it. I after all, did have a great speech worked out for you today, but as I am now married, my wife has told me what to say instead....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by Brother of Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by Brother of Groom Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the bridesmaids, I must thank Donald for his kind words. I must also thank all of you for coming today - I know how hard it is to get a day release. As Donald’s lighter brother – sorry, I meant little brother, which is simply a reference to the fact that he is older than I am, and nothing else – I would also like to welcome Liz into the family. I think you’ll find the Endeans to be a warm and open family - but never play cards with any of us....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Groom's Wedding Speech - Damn Statistics

- Groom's Wedding Speech - Damn Statistics Ladies and gentleman, I have to be honest with you all and admit that I am quite nervous about standing up here and speaking this evening. While I was writing my speech I came across some interesting statistics about what guests are thinking about during a wedding speech. Apparently, twenty percent of you are thinking about getting onto the dance floor and partying the night away. Thirty percent of you are thinking about the marital status of the best man....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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The History of Marriages

- When most people think about marriages they usually think about two people that have decided to take the next step in their relationship by promising each other to love and be faithful to one another until death separates them. That wasn’t how it always was and you’ll find the differences and similarities between marriages now and then quite surprising. Back then a marriage had nothing to do with the union of two people that were in love but with the outcome of this union and weather you’ll be able to benefit from this....   [tags: Bride, Groom, History, Tradition, Culture]

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Best Man Speech Delivered by the Brother of the Groom

- Best Man Speech Delivered by the Brother of the Groom Firstly, on behalf of the bridesmaids, I'd like to thank the groom for his kind words, and I have to say they have done an excellent job today and look absolutely wonderful. I am very proud that I was chosen to be the best man today. It’s often said at weddings that being asked to be the best man is like being asked to kiss the Queen. Its a great honor but nobody wants to do it. I have a large library of stories to tell you that will leave the groom embarrassed and humiliated, but out of respect for him on his big day I have decided not to tell them....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Best Man Speech - Assassination of the Groom's Character

- Best Man Speech - Assassination of the Groom's Character Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. I am going to keep this speech fairly short because of my throat; the bride said that if I made fun of the groom too much she would cut it. Firstly, on behalf of the bridesmaids, I would like to thank the groom for those kind words and gifts. As I'm sure you will all agree, they all look absolutely beautiful and have carried out their role splendidly, so I think a round of applause for the bridesmaids is definitely in order....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Speech by an Old Friend of the Groom (Bridegroom)

- Humorous Speech by an Old Friend of the Groom (Bridegroom) Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. On behalf of the bridesmaids, I would like to thank Michael for his kind words, and I have to say they were absolutely wonderful and have done an excellent job today - I mean the bridesmaids, not the words. Now, it's customary in these speeches to tell a story about the bachelor’s (stag) party, but in this case it won't be possible. That's because Michael has insisted on having his stag party after the wedding....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by a Friend of the Groom (Bridegroom)

- Humorous Wedding Speech by a Friend of the Groom (Bridegroom) Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen - My name is Charles. I've tried to memorise this speech, but forgive me if I resort to my notes every five seconds. I did ask for an autocue to be set up in front of me, but apparently the wedding budget doesn't stretch that far. And, unfortunately, neither does my eyesight. Laughter I've known Steven for 22 years now and we've had more good times than I can remember - and we'd have had a one more if I hadn't run out of money in that strip cub on the other night....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech – Reasons I Admire the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech – Reasons I Admire the Groom Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen - I’m not an experienced public speaker, so I find it easier just to read the speech word for word. In fact, I’ve practiced it almost daily for about a week and a half now, so that I know it very well. It’s a tip that I read in a book about public speaking. I’ve also been drinking profusely to help calm my pre-speech nerves. I made that tip up myself. Laughter Yes, I am a little nervous about being the best man....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Roast to a Groom Who is a Sports Fan

- Humorous Wedding Speech to a Groom Who is a Sports Fan Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. For those of you that don't know me, my name is Rick and I'm Tim's oldest friend. I'm also a complete novice at public speaking and have this overwhelming urge to prove it to you today. I'd like to start off by saying that in marrying Rhonda this afternoon, Tim really has made the ultimate sacrifice. Not only has he given up his status as a single man, he has actually had to miss a pre-season game. And no Tim, I'm not going to cut this speech short so you can get back for the second half....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech - Some Advice for the Bridegroom (Groom)

- Humorous Wedding Speech - Some Advice for the Bridegroom (Groom) Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen - If you didn't know already, my name is Alberto and I'm in the wedding party. That is the reason I?m dressed like this. What have I done to be blessed with such an honour. Who?s dropped out at the last minute. Had William?s other friends left the country. Could I turn the job down and still get an invite to eat and drink at William?s expense. I didn?t want to risk it, so lets get on with it. Sherry, you make a fine bride and looked absolutely stunning in the church this morning....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Wedding Toasts - Best Man, Brother of the Groom

- Wedding Toasts - Best Man, Brother of the Groom Good Evening. I’m standing up here tonight, pretty boastful I have to admit, of my brother, Bobo, and his bride Twiggy. I have come to sing their praises, and if I happen to embarrass either one of them in the process, I apologize right now. On behalf of our family, we want to welcome each of you to the wedding today. It is a true testament to Bobo and Twiggy that you have taken time from your busy schedule to come and witness their marriage. I have never seen a more beautiful bride than Twiggy, and my brother looks just plain button busting proud, doesn’t he....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech by an Old Friend of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech by an Old Friend of the Groom Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen Let me first say that the bridesmaids look absolutely smashing today, and only rightly outshone by our bride, Pamela. And, I'm sure you'll agree with me gentlemen, today is a sad day for single men, as another beauty leaves the available list. And ladies, I'm sure you'll agree that today's passing by without much of a ripple. I've known Robert for the best part of twenty years and of course there are plenty of things I could tell you about what we got up to in our younger days....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech to a Groom with Long Hair

- Humorous Wedding Speech to a Groom with Long Hair Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. I must admit, I am more nervous about being best man than I was at my own wedding. Maybe it’s because I have been married a year and I know what Jonathan’s letting himself in for. And on that happy occasion, as some of you know, Jonathan was my best man and he did a wonderful job. However Jonathan, there are many reasons why you should get married and I’m not sure if revenge is one of them. But, it is a great thrill and an honor, and Jonathan’s already agreed that I can do it again next time....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Arranged Marriages

- Arranged marriage is the union of a man and woman which is brought about by someone other than the bride and groom (“Arranged” 1). Recent research has shown that arranged marriages may have originated during the Vedic period of Indian history (Chettri 1). Although many arranged marriages generally rely on the consent of the bride and groom, in some cases, one or both of them is forced to marry without a choice and in others, they are too pressured to refuse (Reiss 1). Technically, arranged marriage is not forced marriage, but parents have been known to use foul methods that often resembled the latter such as bribery, threats or blackmail (Zuberi 1)....   [tags: social issues, bride, groom]

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The Tone in Seamus Heaney´s Poem Mother of the Groom and Robert Hayden´s These Winter Sundays

- ... The mother is remembering raising her son while watching him being taken away from her. As she is sitting there she is regretting just letting her son go and hoping for a future where her son is hers again. Even if it means divorce, “ Once soap would ease off / the wedding ring”(Heaney Lines 9-10). In Hayden's poem the loss and regret he has is over not understanding the love his father was trying to show him and the chance at a fulfilling relationship with his father. The tone in this poem coveys that the father has died and all chances at changing the speaker's regret are gone forever....   [tags: families, create, regret, loss, language]

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Humorous Best Man Speech - The Groom’s Life Story

- Humorous Best Man Speech - The Groom’s Life Story Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. It’s surprising just how far some people are prepared to travel for a free lunch. It’s a good job the groom didn't choose the menu, otherwise we would have had penut-butter sandwiches washed down with beer. Firstly, I have a feet messages to read out.(read telegrams etc.) As Bill Clinton said to each of his girlfriends, I wont keep you long. I’d like to begin by thanking the groom for asking me to be best man....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Roast – The Groom’s Odd Behavior this Evening

- Humorous Wedding Speech – The Groom’s Odd Behavior this Evening Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen - My name is Ron and I am the best man. Now, you may have heard said that being a best man is like being asked to lead the troops into battle - it's a great honour, but nobody really wants to do it. Well, I only agreed on the condition that it wouldn’t interfere too greatly with my own enjoyment of the wedding day, in particular the free food and drink. But as it happens, I’ve not been able to eat a thing all day - I’ve more than made up for it on the drink front though....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Roast for Groom Who Plays Football and Likes to Drink

- Humorous Wedding Speech for a Groom Who Plays Football and Likes to Drink On behalf of the bridesmaids, I’d like to thank you, Victor, for those kind words. It was a pleasure keeping you company at the altar this morning and I’m always pleased to see more of the competition getting married off – especially with all these lovely bridesmaids around. When I started thinking about doing this speech, I found it curious that all the wedding speeches I've heard, without exception, blatantly and disgracefully set out to demolish the character of the groom....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Wedding Speech for a Groom Who has Moved Frequently

- Humorous Wedding Speech for a Groom Who has Moved Frequently Firstly, on behalf of the bride and groom, let me thank you all for attending this wedding celebration which I'm sure you will agree has been organised magnificently well - and I bet the wedding album has better coverage than the (insert latest tablod scandal here). Laughter Yesterday evening I was advised of my official wedding day duties and responsibilities. I was advised that, when greeting guests, to pay special attention to unaccompanied women....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Afghan Wedding Tradition

- Marriage in the traditional Afghan culture has a deep-rooted process through which it treads step by step. Rarely do young men and women have an opportunity to meet each other, and the to-be wife is usually chosen in a haste. When a young man wants to marry a young lady who is from an unknown family, first his parents do some kind of background check about her, trying to know more about her morals, beauty, and other family affairs. If they are contented with what they find, his parents will send a female family member or a relative to her house in order to understand, indirectly or directly, and would disclose the proposal, if the situation is favorable....   [tags: Culture]

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How Weddings Differ in Vietnam and America

- People in all countries of the world celebrate their important events like birthdays, graduations, weddings, and funerals, etc. However, the ways we have celebrations are different from cultures to cultures and countries to countries. Thus, Vietnamese and Americans have different celebrations for their events, and people in those countries celebrate their weddings differently in preparations, costumes, and ceremonies. One of the important differences between the ways weddings are celebrated by Vietnamese and Americans is preparation....   [tags: ceremonies, celebrations, preparation]

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Example of an Arranged Marriage

- Marriage is a union between two people who love each other, but what happens when it is an arranged marriage. This thought probably never crossed your mind, and to be honest it never crossed mine either. Although, the interesting part about all this is, my parents are living proof of an arranged marriage. It is not a simple task to fall in love with a complete stranger, but my parents proved to me that it could work out, even though it is a long way to the path of success. In addition, many people do not know what an arranged Indian marriage looks like, but it is time I cleared that up for those people who have no clue....   [tags: India, Engagement, Family]

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Afghani Wedding Traditions

- In the afghansitan culture marriage is different from the American cultures. There are some rules that you have to follow when wedded. Afghan marriage traditions allow girls of ten years of age or younger to get engaged, but not married. The marriage can take place only when they are sixteen. Afghan women are not allowed to marry non Muslim men. However, Muslim men can marry non Muslim women of Christian and Jew belief. The groom can be a first cousin. However if the parents are not interest in the first cousin and think they are not sutiable enough, then the parents of the bride look for a another sutiable groom....   [tags: Afghani, marriage, culture, Wedding Traditions, ]

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The Afghani Cultural Marriage

- Marriage is a ritual that takes place to form a formal union between a man and a woman for starting a family. In Afghanistan, it is believed that marriages are made by the almightily Allah and it is a bond and promise not only between two people but also between two families from different backgrounds. Therefore, as Afghanistan is a conservative society built upon traditional and Islamic principles, marriage is considered the only acceptable way for a man and a woman for forming a lifelong bond and relationship....   [tags: Shereni khori, feeding of Maleeda]

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Hmong vs. American Marriages

- Many young Hmong couples living in the United States when they choose to marry often face a dilemma, to wed the Hmong or American way. Both are distinctively opposites as to the wedding ceremony, marital legal bridal relationship with the in-laws relationship. Although the Hmong and the American both have a ceremony when today wed, in the Hmong culture the man has to pay a price for his wife. The man’s side of the family has to go to the woman’s side and ask her parents for permission to be wed....   [tags: Cultural Issues]

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A Traditionnal Thai Wedding

- People around the world have many different kinds of wedding due to the differences in their religions and cultures. Since most Thai people are the Buddhists, the traditional Thai wedding is mainly related to Buddhism. However, it is also blended with Thai culture and Thai people’s ways of life. Traditional Thai wedding can be organized in various ways depending on the local people’s beliefs. In this essay I will describe some details of the general traditional Thai wedding. First of all, the man who is going to be the groom and his parents or his respected elders must go to the bride’s house and ask the bride’s parents for permissions to marry their daughter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Marriage through the Eyes of the Globe

- ... The first ceremony is known as Misri, which is the ring ceremony. This ceremony requires for seven married women to draw “the sign of Lord Ganesha” in red powder, which is extent above a bowl of rock sugar. Prayers are said to the bride-to-be and her fiancé. Afterwards, the bride-to-be’s parents and her will exchange flower garlands and gold rings in the presence of the family priest. The groom’s parents will have a basket full of fruit or any other gifts onto the lap of the bride-to-be, this is done in order to welcome her and then the groom’s parents proceed to feed the bride-to-be’s family Misri (rock sugar), which confirms the engagement and seals the deal for a life full of sweetnes...   [tags: cultural views of man-woman unions]

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Western Wedding Reception Ideas regarding Decorations

- In Western wedding ceremonies, the reception is planned prior to the wedding or after the wedding. The usual reception time is during the evening. The dinner in this sort of reception is very different from the dinners in other receptions. The food in the western wedding reception is usually baked beans, potato salad, fried chicken and barbecue. It is believed that the wedding cake is accompanied by good luck for the couple. So, it is adorned with horseshoes and fresh flowers. Instead of traditional champagne, the western reception consists of bottled beer and margaritas....   [tags: Event Planning]

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The Pros of a Western Wedding over a Traditional Shinto Wedding

- ... The name for an arranged marriage is omiai. They still conducted in Japan today, but the percentages of omiai have decreased and marriages for love have started to increase. In the 1930s, over 70 percent of marriages were arranged, but in the modern age less only 10 to 30 percent follows the traditional custom. During those times women did not have a choice to pick their own spouse, it was chosen for them. A reason why a woman would not want to have a Shinto marriage is because they would not be able to have rights....   [tags: love, arranged, style, culture]

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Symbolic Representation: Wedding Cake Toppers and Gender

- Many objects in society are used to convey messages to people but they can also symbolize different feminist concepts. There are more objects that are being seen from a different view point to symbolize different concepts. One such object is wedding cake toppers. Wedding cake toppers are connected to heteronormativity. Wedding cake toppers can be used as a symbol for heteronormativity and connected to Women and Gender studies. Wedding cake toppers are small statues on top of the bride and groom’s wedding cake for the wedding reception....   [tags: heteronormativity, homosexuality]

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Comparing Religious Weddings

- Your Typical Christian Wedding includes… Venue • Usually inside a church • Hall may be used Dress • A traditional white gown/ ball dress is worn by the bride. She usually has a vial and carries a bouquet of flowers in her hand. • The groom would wear a black and white tuxedo with either a bow or a tie. Rituals The Procession • Seating of the Parents Having the support and involvement of parents and grandparents in the ceremony brings a special blessing to the couple and also expresses honor to the previous generations of marriage unions....   [tags: Compare Contrast Weddings Religion]

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A Black (And White) Wedding: Traditional Filipino and Spanish Marriage Ceremonies

- A Black (And White) Wedding: Traditional Filipino and Spanish Marriage Ceremonies The concept of marriage has existed in nearly all human cultures throughout history, though its participants, basis, and goals have varied a great deal. Still, in almost all modern societies it is seen as a person’s most important relationship and the foundation of family. Therefore, it is not surprising that weddings, the celebration of marriage, are treated as important, milestone events in countries around the world....   [tags: Culture Analysis]

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A comparison of Marriage Practices Between American and Indian Culture

- Marriage practices vary across cultures. Every culture has its own way of conducting marriage according to their traditions and customs. Most cultures share common customs and practices, while some cultures have unique practices. Marriage refers to a social union agreed upon by the couples to unit as spouses. The union of couples implies sexual relations, permanence in union, and procreation. This research paper focuses on comparing marriage practices in American and Indian culture. There is significant difference between the two cultures in marriage practices....   [tags: marriage practices, couples, relationships]

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Marriage Rituals in India and United States

- Marriage can be defined as the formal union of a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife (Webster’s Dictionary). Although this definition of marriage is common in many different parts of the world, the way people decide who to marry varies greatly. The selection process used to decipher who to spend the rest of their life with is a daunting task and most people go about it differently. In the United States, love is what most people think is the major factor in determining whether or not to marry someone....   [tags: Marriage, muslim, Misri]

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Pakistani Wedding

- We live in a world full of diverse cultures and religions, all living together. We all have a diverse way of celebrating a special day. One of the most important of these celebrations is the day when two individuals join their lives in front of their dear ones. We are aware that every culture has its own way of celebrating this special day. Similarly, in Pakistan the wedding ceremony is considered very important ritual; therefore, it is celebrated uniquely. Pakistani wedding rituals follow Muslim patterns; although, in recent past, Pakistani weddings have adapted many of the Indian pre-wedding customs and rituals....   [tags: Culture, Marriage, Traditions, Celebrations]

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Differences Between Indian and American Culture

- AMERICAN CULTURE VS INDIAN CULTURE Cultural comparison (West vs East)   Everybody has their own definition of Culture – and when this word is used generally, most audiences have a rough idea of its meaning. Culture usually refers to the beliefs, ideas, languages, rituals and traditions by certain communities, that are passed from generation to generations continuously over the past many centuries. In society, two cultures cannot be same if one is located on the west coast and the other one is all the way to the East....   [tags: marriage, family relations, education ]

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Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions

- Imagining a community that loses entire moral standards and orders: no controls, no rules, and no laws, so people may do everything they desire to do freely. However, due to humans' instinct of the endless desire which leads to avarice, sometimes they neglect the responsibility and righteousness then do something heinous in order to reach their goals. If the group effect was considered in this point, people without any moral restrictions on individual in that community so they can be deteriorated easily....   [tags: Judaism, religion, theology, Torah]

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Humorous Best Man Speech for Two Best Men

- Humorous Best Man Speech Written for Two Best Men Best man 1: Good evening everyone. I must warn you we are both pretty nervous about doing this speech. We have spent many a night awake, trying plan it to no avail. We were both so nervous about doing this speech we asked the groom for some advice on how to prepare for talking to a large audience. Best man 2: So he did. He told us to imagine that you are all naked, so if you don't mind, we are going to give it a go. (Stares, winks at people) Best man 1: Ladies and gentlemen, may I thank you for attending this wonderful occasion....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Humorous Best Man Speech

- Humorous Best Man Speech The hotel management have asked me to ask you not to stand on the tables or chairs during the standing ovation at the end of my speech. Now, I asked around for an idea of how long my speech should last, and the general response was about as long as it takes the groom to make love. So with that in mind, thank you, you have been a wonderful audience. (Sit and then get back up) I think an introduction is worthwhile. For those of you who do not yet know me my name is Whatwouldvouliketodrink....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Meaningful and Sentimental Best Man Speech

- Meaningful and Sentimental Best Man Speech Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I would like to echo the groom's sentiments and mention that all the bridesmaids look truly beautiful, indeed. Also, I'd like to say that the bride looks absolutely stunning today, as for the groom he just looks stunned. I am on a strict time limit from the bride, so the more you laugh at my jokes, the quicker my speech will be. It is beautiful to see so many loving family members and friends here to share in this occasion, especially those who have traveled some distances to be here with us today....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Religious Traditions of Weddings

- Weddings are a very joyous occasion, not only for the bride and groom , but also for their friends and family that get to join in the celebration. A wedding allows two people who are in love to legally join together and spend their lives together, serving one another in devoted infatuation. It is also a way to show their love to the world and truly enjoy being with each other. Most wedding ceremonies revolve around the traditions of a certain religion, and each religion has its own way of conducting such a ceremony....   [tags: Religion ]

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