Before I start I would like to say that Fiona you look absolutely stunning, Derek, well you just look stunned.
For those of you know don’t know me my name is Debbie and for those of you who do, I’ll have my usual, thank you very much.
When Fiona first asked me to be her bridesmaid I felt delighted but as the big day approached I was informed that I would be doing a speech and a toast. Being the shy and retiring type I was trying to think of ways of getting out of it, but have any of you tried saying no to Fiona.
Then I thought what could I talk about, like all self respecting 30 something year old, I did research and came up with some sayings that I would like to share with you,
Some say that marriage begins when you sink into his arms and ends up with your arms in his sink.
Others would say that when a man holds a woman’s hand before marriage, its love, after marriage it is self-defence.
They say that before marriage a man will lay awake thinking about something you said, after marriage he’ll fall asleep before you have finished saying it.
Now, I’m sure that there are some of you out there that can relate to that.
Before I finish, I would like to offer my own advice for a happy and successful marriage, now just because I’m not married or never have been it doesn’t mean to say I am now not an expert on it.
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it, whenever you right, shut up.
The best way to remember an anniversary is to forget it just once.
Set the ground rules first and then do everything Fiona says.
Road maps are a good thing.
Never forget the two most important saying, you’re right dear and okay buy it.
Never be afraid that Fiona will leave you, she has spent years training you and she won’t give that up lightly.
Woman do really need a pair of shoes for every outfit.
So on that note before I get into any trouble, I’ll propose the toast.
To Fiona and Derek
A wedding day will be remembered
For all the joy it brings
A day of love and happiness
Of vows and wedding rings
A day of new beginnings
Learning what love truly means
Your wedding day is just the start
Of many hopes and dreams.
To Fiona and Derek