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Formal approach
Thank the bride's father for his toast (examples) and for giving you his daughter's hand in marriage (examples).

Thank the bride's parents for providing the wedding (examples) and for welcoming you into their family (examples).

Talk of the happiness this day brings you (examples) and express how fortunate you are to have such a lovely bride (examples).

Praise your in-laws on having brought up their daughter so well (examples) and convey your positive feelings towards them (examples).

Say something complimentary and affectionate about your own parents (examples).

Thank the guests for attending (examples), their good wishes and generous gifts (examples).

Thank the best man (examples), ushers (examples), the minister (examples) and any helpers (examples).

Propose a toast to the health and happiness of the bridesmaids (examples).

Less formal approach
Light-heartedly break the ice and set an amusing tone for your speech (examples).

Thank the bride's father for his kind remarks and good wishes (examples).

Thank everyone for attending (examples) and for their generous presents (examples).

Thank both sets of parents for the trouble and expense they have gone to in organising the day (examples), single out your mother in-law and your own mother for particular praise (examples).

Say what a wonderful occasion it's been (examples) and tell a story about events leading up to the big day (examples).

Tell everyone how beautiful (examples) and wonderful (examples) your bride is and how lucky you are to have married her (examples). Possibly relate a short, amusing episode involving your first meeting (examples), or provide details of how your romance developed (examples), the effect you've had on each other (examples) and why you are so well suited (examples).

Express your happiness in joining your wife's family (examples) and reassure them you will take good care of their daughter (examples).

Thank your parents for the help and support you have received over the years (examples).

Conclude with some complimentary words about the bridesmaids and propose a toast in their honour (examples).

Hand over to your best man (examples).

Less formal approach
Light-heartedly break the ice and set an amusing tone for your speech (examples).

Welcome all your guests and thank them for choosing to share this day with you (examples).

Express your gratitude to the bride's parents, not only for their generosity in providing the wedding (examples) but for all the kindness, friendship and support they have shown you (examples). Compliment them on raising such a wonderful person and thank them for allowing you to marry her (examples). You may even wish to relate the ordeal of asking their permission (examples).

Add a few affectionate words about your own parents (examples) and pay a tribute to your friends (examples).

Express your love for your bride (examples), declare your confidence that you will have a happy future together (examples) and offer some entertaining thoughts on life as a married man (examples).

Thank your best man for his services (examples), provide an insight into your friendship (examples) and express your regard for him (examples). You might also want to take a pre-emptive strike (examples).

Thank the ushers (examples) and anyone else involved in the planning and organisation (examples).

Conclude with some complimentary words about the bridesmaids and propose a toast in their honour (examples).

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