Below is a sample wedding speech perfect for a couple getting married for the second time.
Sample Toasts for Second Weddings
Best Man Speech, Second Marriage for Bride and Groom
My name is James, and on behalf of Matthew and Angie, I would like to thank you for attending this union today! I have the double honor of acting as both Officiant and Best Man tonight, and am thrilled to be with these two fantasic people as they begin a new chapter in their lives.
This is an especially eventful day because it offers Angie and Matthew each a second chance at happiness. What a wonderful day of hope and joy, peace and contentment. Angie and Matthew have each walked many miles to be here together today, and this wedding is a joy to behold. I can speak for everyone in this room when I say we all wish you the happiness that you deserve. We are so glad that you have found love again, and this day is a reminder that the best is yet to come.
You’ve both worked hard to get here today, and when life handed you difficulties, it did not make you bitter, it made you better. Your marriage to each other is a true triumph of hope over experience. It’s been said that if marriage is to be a success, one should begin by marrying the right person.
It’s obvious that each of you is indeed marrying the right person today. Angie and Matthew met as students taking architecture classes.
These two wonderful people, who know how to build homes, and bridges, and all sorts of other things, are blessed to know that any thing that is going to last a long time starts with a good foundation. Keeping these rules in mind, it is already clear that the foundation Matthew and Angie have created for their life together is sturdy, and will withstand all the storms and sunny days ahead.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a couple who compliment each other as much as these two do. Matthew is an intelligent, soft-spoken, organized and witty man. He is very well respected in his field of architecture, and he’s just a generally all round nice guy, too!
Angie is a dear, dear friend who has been on a spiritual journey to better herself and I would say she has had a remarkable quest. In her business, Angie focuses her architecture with a “healing” aspect (colors, material, placement of windows, doors, etc.). I have always been amazed at her ability to pull things together and transform the dull and ordinary into something extraordinary.
I enjoy watching Angie and Matthew challenge each other to continuously be better. They are very supportive of each other, and while they compete in the same field, they are never competitors. They are two people with a wonderful amount of synergy and they are a joy to know. Their family is rounded out by Samantha, Angie’s little girl, and the three of them seem very content to make this new family together!
They say that there is no surprise as magical as finding your life’s mate later in life. You two must feel the magic, because it seems as if your happiness emanates from you on this very magical day!
I really feel that I would be remiss if I did not just give you a couple of pieces of advice. Primarily, though, Matthew, these are directed at you: Never go to bed angry………….always stay up and argue. Always remember the three little words…….”You’re right dear”. Keep the lid down, and The best way to remember your anniversary is to forget it once.
Let’s raise our glasses as we toast this couple: May you both live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.