Sample Engagement Party Speeches
Here are some sample engagement party speeches from a bride, groom, parents and
friends that are designed to give you a starting point for writing your own.
Like we've said before for both toasts & speeches, organize your thoughts by
guidelines for engagement speeches.
Then, write out your notes and craft a good
engagement speech or toast based on the information you gather. That's
really the best way to make sure that you're successful.
Let's start with some sample engagement party speeches from the soon-to-be
bride and groom. Then we'll move on to the other most likely speech givers.
Sample Engagement Party Speech from the Bride
"A little secret that some of you guys may not know, but every
girl has either a wedding scrapbook or at the very least some really clear
thoughts in her head about the guy she will marry and how its
all going to play out.
We think of the proposal, and how we hope it happens, but we
have little input in that process—we're supposed to be
When I first met Rich, I of course thought, could I
be with this guy forever? The closer we got, the more apparent
it was to me that I could, and the longer we dated I caught
myself wondering when, and if, he would propose.
years, I started thinking maybe he wouldn't ever. I dropped a
couple of hints, ok, a lot of hints. But when he eventually asked me, I was
totally caught off guard and excited.
I have to tell you guys that I never thought I would find
anyone as perfect as Rich. I kissed a lot of frogs, as they say,
and now I have found my prince. Rich, my sweetheart and soul
mate—I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with you."
A Speech or Toast from the Soon-to-be-Groom:
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ear. I come to bury
Caesar....No, wait a second, I mean, I come to marry Caesar, or
in this case, Cathie.
Ok, look, guys, I am just as surprised as
you are to be standing here announcing my engagement. I held out
as long as I could.
When we met, I was a happy-go-lucky
bachelor, but I am here to tell you that my life is better and
fuller with her in it. We have been together over three years
now, and sometimes I just figured we were already married, it
feels so natural and normal. But then it hit me that I better
formalize this thing, or shes gonna walk, and find someone
I dont want to miss out on being the happiest man in the
world, so last weekend I got down on one knee and begged her to
marry me. I am sure some of you are shocked that she said yes,
but she did, and I couldn't be more excited. So please join me
in raising your glass to the future Mrs. John Barber—before
she changes her mind."
Now some sample engagement party speeches from the
parents of the bride- and groom-to-be. In another article we
provide specific examples of
sample engagement speeches from a father, if that's what
you're looking for—but read all of them because you
never know what will inspire you.
Engagement Speech or Toast: Parent of the Bride
"Some young men might be nervous asking a father for his
daughter's hand in marriage. Actually, when Rodney came to talk
to me, I thought he was going to ask for money. So when he asked
about marrying Julie, I was relieved.
He wasn't nervous at all,
he was confident and clear. I admire that, and I didn't have to
think very long before giving him a hug and a hearty "yes".
I remembered when I asked my wife's father the same question, and
how scared I was that he would find a reason for us not to get
married. I can't think of one reason for my daughter not to
marry you, on the contrary, I can think of several why she
I look forward to your wedding, and lots of little
grandchildren running around my yard. Ok, maybe not lots, but
some, please kids, before I am too old to enjoy them.
please raise your glasses and join Margie and me in welcoming
Rodney into the family."
Sample Engagement Party Speech: Groom's Parent
"Hello there, for all of you that dont know me, Im Jack's mom, Liz.
a little nervous, but when Jack asked me to say a few words I
couldn't say no to my baby. Dont give me that look, honey,
youll always be my baby.
I want to address Courtney a moment.
Courtney, when Jack first brought you home, I liked you
immediately. You were so cute and sweet, and I thought it was
charming that you were nervous. But you soon found out that we
don't bite, and you fit in perfectly.
Jack's father and I are
actually relieved, frankly, we thought he would be this grumpy
old bachelor, with mismatched socks and permanent stubble.
I cannot wait for you to be married, I am thrilled to have
you as part of our little family. Take care of our boy—it's a
job I pass on with honor, and a job I highly recommend."
To complete our list of sample
engagement party speeches, here is what a friend of the couple
Sample Engagement Party Speech / Toast: Friend
"When Julianne asked me to give a speech tonight at this party,
I thought I didn't know what I would say. But then I thought,
yeah, I do have a few things to say about this engagement.
a bunch of us first met Todd, we thought, what's wrong with this
guy, why is he still single? He seemed too perfect—Is he gay?
An ex convict, what?
The more time I spent around them, I could
see why she was crazy about this guy. He is really smart, and a
lot of fun. I can't believe she found someone that loves pugs as
much as she does. I haven't heard the wedding plans, but I
wouldn't be surprised if their attendants were all pugs. Don't
get any ideas, guys!
Seriously, they seem to fit perfectly, and
I believe that if someone is a perfect fit, don't let them get
away. I love how you have joined your lives together while still
being individuals. I love how you support each other—like the
way Todd stayed in the hospital when your father had his
You guys know we are behind you 100%. I hope you
are as happy as I have been with my husband. Or even happier!
Hip, hip, hooray!
We hope our sample engagement party speeches inspired
you for the one you're about to write.
Learn more about the ingredients for crafting your own
engagement party speech.