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Humorous Wedding Speech Given by a Friend from Work - Humorous Wedding Speech Given by a Friend from Work Ladies and gentlemen, thank you. And, on behalf of the bridesmaids, I’d like to thank Anthony for his kind words. I certainly agree that they did a great job today. And as for the rest of his speech, I always knew he’d be hard to follow – but I didn’t expect an unintelligible, mumbled noise. Oh well, it only goes to show that just when you think you know someone well, they go and surprise you. But in fact, I haven’t known Anthony for all that long....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 708 words
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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] 767 words
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Humorous Wedding Speech by a Fellow Engineering Student - Humorous Wedding Speech by a Fellow Engineering Student Ladies and Gentlemen – hello. I would like to start by thanking Eric, on behalf of the bridesmaids, for his kind words. I am sure you will all agree that they look absolutely gorgeous and have carried out their duties magnificently. I’m not sure how much tequila it took, but the bride arrived one time and seemingly cured of all her wedding day nerves. Also, we shouldn’t forget James, the pageboy, who has also done a sterling job today. You may have noticed that he was entrusted with the rings and not me, the supposed best man....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 860 words
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Humorous Wedding Speech Delivered at a Golf Club - Humorous Wedding Speech Delivered at a Golf Club Firstly, I would like to thank Nick for his kind words on behalf of the bridesmaids and anyone else he mentioned. While I’m on the subject of gratitude, thanks also to Elite Golf Club and all the workers for a wonderful spread. Any chance of a golf membership. Laughter Before getting into things, I must say what a truly wonderful wedding it's been so far. Pretty church, glamorous cars, glorious flowers, magnificent food, a beautiful bride and an average groom....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 669 words
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Humorous Wedding Speech – Two Best Men - Humorous Wedding Speech – Two Best Men Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen - My name is Steve and this is my partner in crime, Scot. We are the best men today, famed for our double act. Some people may even say we were artists, but I think you'll all realize what kind of artists we are later on this evening. Now, I’d like to think that Gary chose Scott and me to be joint best men so that we could both be by his side on his wedding day. However, Scott reckons Gary only picked us for the wedding photos....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 715 words
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Wedding Speech Written for Two Best Men - Wedding Speech Written for Two Best Men Brandon - Ladies and Gents before I continue I would like to point out to those of you who may be feeling the effects of the alcohol that there are actually 2 of us standing up here and no you are not seeing double. Firstly, I would like to say how pleasing it is to see so many of John and Rhonda’s close relatives and friends who have joined them on their wedding day. It never fails to amaze me the distance some people will travel for some free food. OK, Ladies and Gents it is an absolute privilege for Kain and me to be standing here as John’s best men....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1909 words
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Best Man Wedding Speech with Many Jokes - Best Man Wedding Speech with Many Jokes The moment has arrived?. its time for a little character assassination?.. and as Kyle best man?.. its my opportunity to slate him. Although, as Henry the Eighth said to each of his wives?.. I wont keep you long Having never done this before, I really didn?t know how long my speech should last General opinion suggests it should last about as long as it takes the groom to make love, so?.. (hand gesture) Thank you and good night. If only I was joking. When Kyle first asked me to be his best man, I thought it would be a terrific honour, But, as time has gone by I?ve realised that being best man is alot like making love to princess Ann, it?s a great...   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1200 words
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Humorous Wedding Speech – Two Best Men - Humorous Wedding Speech – Two Best Men Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. For those of you that are wondering why there are two best men standing up here, it’s perfectly simple. Arthur wanted to appoint a best man for the occasion, but sadly couldn’t find one, so he got two barely competent ones instead. So before I start, let me clarify the ‘role’ situation. Dennis, Arthur’s university friend and very trustworthy, was responsible for carrying the rings in church. I am Steve, Arthur’s childhood friend and very good with lager (beer)....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 784 words
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Wedding Reception Speech – Best Man - Wedding Reception Speech – Best Man Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, I’m sure you’ll all agree it’s been a fantastic day so far, but unfortunately for every silver lining there’s a cloud, and I’m yours. For those of you that haven’t bought me a drink yet, I’m Simon and I’ve been sentenced to being Randy’s best man today. It’s said that, being asked to be best man is one of the greatest honours you can be given, on the other hand it’s also one of the most terrible things you can do to a friend, so thank you Randy....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1909 words
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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] 651 words
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Wedding Speech by Brother of Bride - Good evening everyone. Hope you are all having a great time. I will try to keep this brief as I am eagerly anticipating that part of the night when the best man humiliates the groom. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Craig, Rebecca’s oldest brother. The middle child Trent, is seat over there. He is going to love me saying that When Rebecca first asked me some weeks ago if I would make a speech today my first thought was WHY. But then as I sat down to put pen to paper and goggled wedding speeches last night, I was overwhelmed by strange feelings of happiness and pride for my baby sister and her big day....   [tags: essays research papers] 1168 words
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Wedding Toasts – Topics to Avoid - Wedding Toasts – Topics to Avoid Don’t Mention Anything About “Milk” or “Cows” At the rehearsal dinner, one of the bridesmaids, who had been drinking, gave a toast. It started off just fine, but then she ended it with " thank God, sometimes guys do buy the cow even when they get the milk for free!" Don’t Blasphemy About a year ago, my fiancé and I attended the wedding of my cousin. She married her college sweetheart, and the bridal party was made up mostly of their college friends. During the toast, the best man decides to talk about when he first knew the groom was going to propose....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1362 words
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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] 704 words
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Wedding Toast - Best Man - Wedding Speech – Best Man Hello my name’s Paul and I’m Martin’s best man, although I’m sure Martin will have a new name for me by the time I’ve finished this. When Martin asked me to be his best man I was initially thrilled at the prospect. Unfortunately it didn't take long for this feeling of well being to dissolve into utter apprehension as I remembered the last time I had to stand up in a room full of people….. I was found guilty and fined $300. I went to a wedding two weeks ago that was held in a nudist colony....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1572 words
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Wedding Toast - Best Man - Wedding Speech - Best Man Afternoon everyone, firstly, the city council have asked me to request that, for health and safety reasons, none of you get up on top of the chairs and tables during my standing ovation. I'm sure you'll all admit this has turned out to be a fabulous wedding celebration, yet every silver- lining does have a cloud, and that is, unfortunately that you've all got to listen to me for a few minutes. I'd just like to start by thanking everyone on behalf of the Bride and groom, for sharing their wedding day, although personally I wish you'd all stayed at home, because things would have been a lot easier on me....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 2067 words
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Best Man Wedding Toast - Best Man Wedding Speech Its turning out to be a day packed full new experiences for me. It’s the first time I’ve had the honour of being a best man, It’s the first time that Brandon has complimented me in over 30 years, and it’s the first time I’ve got a free dinner out of him since that kebab he bought me back in 93. So far things have been going pretty well…until now. Start the car Steve. Ladies, Gentlemen, boys, girls Brandon and Lisa, First of all, let me begin on behalf of the bridesmaids, Michelle, Ellie, Hannah and Emily, I would like to thank Brandon for his kind words, and I have to say they look absolutely wonderful and have done an excellent job today....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1058 words
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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] 442 words
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Vulgar Wedding Roast by a Childhood Friend - Vulgar Wedding Speech by a Childhood Friend Good evening ladies and gentlemen. This is my first experience in playing such a large role in a wedding. And I really appreciate Lee and Susan giving me the opportunity to make a fool of myself in front their friends and family, rather than just my own all the time. Yes, I am feeling pretty nervous at the moment, but not as nervous as Lee was this morning. He said that he had a few butterflies in his stomach. Well, he should be feeling better now, as I found this in the toilet just after he'd left it....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 543 words
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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] 561 words
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Humorous Wedding Roast by a Fellow Gambler - Humorous Wedding Speech by a Fellow Gambler Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Josh and following the time-honored tradition, I will now do my best to give Roy the most uncomfortable five minutes of his life. For the record, the most uncomfortable five minutes of Joyce's life will be later on this evening, courtesy of Roy. Roy and I became acquainted many years ago, when we had three encounters in one week. I first saw him when he was placing a bet at the Horse Racing track. Then he appeared again at my local pub....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 499 words
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Humorous Wedding Roast by a Childhood Friend - Humorous Wedding Speech by a Childhood Friend Wouldn’t you know it, this is the first time Steve has ever bought me dinner and I was too nervous to eat it. Ladies and gentlemen, before I start, I've been asked to make a couple of announcements. Firstly, the hotel manager has asked me to request that, for reasons of health and safety, none of you are to get up on top of the chairs and tables during my standing ovation. And secondly - following the speeches, Steve's brother, Richard, will be singing us that lovely old standard, ‘I'm dancing tonight with tears in my eyes, cos the girl in my arms is a boy’....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 717 words
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Humorous Wedding Roast for a Sports Player - Humorous Wedding Speech for a Sports Player Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. For those of you that don't know me, my name is Martin and I'm here to say a few words about Bradley. But first of all, Bradley thanks for agreeing to be my groom today. And thank you, Marta, for allowing Bradley to agree. It's traditional for the best man to let the bride's parents know what sort of man has married their daughter - although, it's really too late now to do anything about it. Bradley and I have been friends all our lives, so you can trust me to be completely honest, and let you have it straight....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 567 words
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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] 1962 words
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Humorous Best Man Speech - Humorous Best Man Speech Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Firstly on behalf of the bridesmaids, I would like to thank the groom for his kind words, and may I also say that they have done a fantastic job today and all of them look absolutely beautiful. I'd also like to say that the bride looks absolutely stunning today as I’m sure you will all agree. Unfortunately for the wedding photographs, the groom just looks stunned. When I was asked to be best man I consulted the Internet for help. I must confess I was perplexed by some of the things I was expected to do: Help the groom dress....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1371 words
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Humorous Best Man Speech - Humorous Best Man Speech I would also like to thank you all for being here today to share in this very special occasion. Before I begin my traditional destruction of the groom’s character, I would just like to say again how lovely the bride looks today. This is actually the first time I have made a speech (as you can probably tell), and it is true when they say that its nerve racking. In fact I could go so far as to say that I feel about as comfortable as Osama Bin Laden in the Whitehouse. I only feel slightly better knowing that I am not the only one in the room who is apprehensive, but then again she has just married the groom....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1305 words
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Sentimental and Humorous Speech by the Father of the Bride - Sentimental and Humorous Speech by the Father of the Bride Ladies and gentlemen, it is my very pleasant duty to welcome you here this evening to this special occasion of celebrating this marriage. I'm sure that you will all agree on how radiant and gorgeous the bride is. However the groom is not too bad himself. I know that some of you have traveled quite a distance to be with us here tonight, from both overseas and interstate. We really thank you and welcome you here tonight and hope that you really do enjoy yourselves accordingly....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1011 words
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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] 683 words
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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] 550 words
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Father of the Bride Speech with Humor, Sentiment, and Love - Father of the Bride Speech with Humor, Sentiment, and Love (Stand up, mobile phone in hand)” Well thank you vicar it is a bit inconvenient at the moment I am just about to start the speeches." I’m afraid there's been a bit of a hiccup in the proceedings; the vicar has just phoned to say that we have to do the registry signing all over again. It appears that the groom’s pen wouldn’t work so he borrowed the vicar’s. He was still having problems so the vicar said. "Put your weight on it”(To the bride) I’m afraid that you are now Mrs....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 987 words
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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] 1135 words
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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] 831 words
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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] 618 words
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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] 623 words
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Humorous Wedding Roast – Why Would Anyone Want to Marry this Man? - Humorous Wedding Speech – Why Would Anyone Want to Marry this Man. Ladies and gentlemen, if there's anybody here this afternoon who's feeling nervous, apprehensive and queasy at the thought of what lies ahead, it's probably because you have just got married to Charles Farrer. Looking around this packed room, it's surprising just how far some people are prepared to travel for a free lunch. It's very fortunate that Charles was not involved in developing the menu; otherwise you would have been very disappointed to have come all this way for cheese sandwiches washed down with lager....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 621 words
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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] 842 words
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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] 1051 words
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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] 1248 words
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Humorous Wedding Roast by the Best Man - Humorous Wedding Roast by the Best Man Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen - My name is Ron and I’m Allen’s best man. Well, I’m the best he could find anyway. But all things considered, I feel that I’ve done my duty well so far today. I delivered a sober groom to the church on time – well, he was definitely on time. I provided the rings on cue, and as I give this speech now, I don’t think I’m going to offend or embarrass anyone. But to ensure this last part, I better keep things fairly short - and I know Allen’s itching to get to the bar....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 416 words
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Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia Lorca - Most of the protagonists in “Blood Wedding” such as the mother, bride, and Leonardo do not fulfil the roles they are assigned as they turn into evolved characters at the end of the play. At first they portray their roles just like they are supposed to but then as the play goes on, they face a problem and the solution to the problem is to reject the society and follow their desires. The roles of an archetypal mother in a Spanish society are to stay home, perform domestic work and care about family....   [tags: Character Analysis, Roles]
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Graduation Speech - For some of you graduates, this will be the last ceremony you might ever sit through. Most of us, though, and I regret that I am in this group, will sit through many more ceremonies -- ceremonies longer and more tedious that this or anything else you can imagine. If you think this is bad, try a college graduation. Think, that is, attend a wedding. And, if just for a moment you think that that is bad, just be thankful you have never attended or will attend a Bar Mitzvah. The only ceremony I think anybody would truly enjoy attending is a funeral....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 1006 words
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The Mongolian Wedding - Stanley Stewart’s “From the Empire of Genghis Khan” is a highly inspiring travel writing filled with hilarious plots vividly portrayed in chronological, fully-detailed, easily followed events. The extract is about a “Mongolian Wedding” which Stewart attended. The extract is very precise as Stewart uses time keywords in chronological order such as “Throughout the evening”, “In the morning”, “By mid afternoon” and “At four o’clock” at the beginning of each paragraph making it easy for readers to follow up and relate to the story effectively....   [tags: essays research papers] 1069 words
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Dramatic Techniques in Loarca´s Blood Wedding - When Lorca wrote Blood Wedding he carefully thought about the dramatic techniques. Lorca uses off stage music, stage directions, verse, symbolism, scenes and acts and imagery to entertain the audience and to make his play feel poetry. Lorca used music as a way of discouraging his audience from the expectations of realism. Lorca said, “The use of music allows me to make the scene less realistic, and do away with the audience’s impression that what is going on is ‘really happening,’ permitting me to raise things to the level of poetry” (Lorca, trans....   [tags: Imagery, Symbolism, Death]
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White Wedding - Original Writing - White Wedding - Original Writing As I hurried towards the church I realised, with that cold, sinking feeling one often gets at such occasions, that I was even more late than I had previously thought. There were rows of cars lining the streets around the church and no more guests were arriving. They all must be inside. I quickened my pace across the dewy grass and then began to jog, but I quickly slowed back down again to a brisk walk as my skirt began to ride up and my hair escaped from my bun....   [tags: Papers] 1470 words
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Graduation Speech: Be Perfect in Christ Jesus - As I was pondering what to speak about tonight, I started thinking about what has been the main influence in my school experience. I realized that what has shaped me most has been my teachers. What is a teacher. After 13 years of school, believe me, I have an extremely good idea of what a teacher is. Two teachers began to teach me, my father and my mother. The poet Ann Taylor wrote, "Who taught my infant lips to pray, And love God’s holy book and day, And walk in wisdom’s pleasant way. My Mother." This year as we were challenged to give our hearts to God and our minds to our teachers, we learned more of their goals to see us grow as Jesus did in wisdom, stature and favor with both God and...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 487 words
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The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell - The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell Character Analysis Sir Gawain is one of the more famous Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legends. Various authors have written about Gawain including the anonymous author of "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell." The reader gets to know Gawain’s character through its development throughout the story. Gawain shows his virtue and courteous manner through his words and also through his actions. His physical appearance and dress are never mentioned so there are no clues to his personality in this regard....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Form and Structure of the play Blood Wedding - Form and Structure of the play 'Blood Wedding. Form and Structure The play 'Blood Wedding' has Three Acts and Seven scenes all together. In the first act we are introduced to all of the characters, where we see their first impressions of them. In act two we see the characters developing, learning new things. In the end we have an ending, which isn't expected and could shock the audience. Lorca was a Spanish writer so therefore his play is set in the Spanish culture. The play begins by introducing the mother and the bridegroom who are arguing about knives....   [tags: English Literature] 1086 words
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Graduation Speech - Welcome fellow graduates and honored guests to the sixtieth anniversary of commencement for Stoll Community College. For those graduating, this day marks the culmination of a period of courage, commitment, and accomplishment. For these reasons, I am greatly honored to be chosen as student speaker for this outstanding class of graduates and I hope that my words will give a measure of justice to the significant event that has brought all of you here tonight. Hopefully, we will laugh a little, perhaps cry, and give some much-deserved praise....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 1205 words
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Wedding Rituals Are Different in Various Cultures - Wedding rituals are different in various cultures. There is a lot of preparation that happens before, during,and after the wedding ceremony. Even though the wedding ritual do have similarities between each other they also contrast with each other. Hispanic Catholic weddings have their own ritual ways and so do Muslim (Islam) have their own way of celebrating the ritual. The day of the Hispanic catholic wedding there are various things that are going on. The ceremony has to take place in a Catholic church since the church is God's home and he has to be present for the ceremony....   [tags: hispanic catholic weddings, muslim rituals]
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The Art of Giving a Speech -  Sort Out your Matter: Before you hit the decks the foremost thing you have to do is decide on a matter which is of your concern. Being acquainted with the matter is of good concern than what you incorporate in your speech. The better way not to forget what is to be said is the proper application of some funny side, some stories related to yourself and language that is familiar to everyone on every day. A good number of speeches include amid two and five key thoughts. Approach with thoughts than you would be able to fit inside your time limits....   [tags: speech preparation and delivery process] 2379 words
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Weddings: Cinderella by Cambell Grant - From a young age, children are encouraged by their parents and teachers to begin dreaming and imagining their future life. Kids often think about what they want to be when they become adults and in particular, girls often imagine their dream wedding. Constant exposure to the idea of marriage and images of sophisticated weddings leads children to dream of having an elaborate wedding as well. As young girls grow up, they begin to come in contact with magazines, which also endorse fairytale weddings....   [tags: cinderella, dream wedding]
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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] 597 words
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