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A Perfect Wedding Speech

A Perfect Wedding SpeechAt a Swedish wedding, anyone can make a speech. Anyone can grab the microphone and sing a song, jump up with an instrument, start a sketch or request a projector for a slide show. One of the biggest differences in this compared to the British culture is that nobody’s doing it because they ’have to’, only if they want to.

Not that this difference necessarily makes for better speeches!

It certainly means however that Swedes have been exposed to a vastly greater number of speeches, and every now and then there’s one that stands out of the crowd. A perfect wedding speech.

Like this one.

Which in true Swedish fashion, also means handing over a bag full of props to the bride and groom afterwards.

A survival kit for newlyweds


A piece of a jigsaw puzzle

– Remember that you fit together and complement each other.

A piece of golden thread

– It’s your love that binds you together.

A golden coin

– You are valuable. Value each other.

An eraser 

– Dare to make mistakes, and accept each others mistakes.

A paper clip 

– Stay together, in thick and thin.

An elastic band

– Be flexible and give a little. Encourage each other to grow.


– Share kind words with each other.

A plaster

– When someone’s in pain, take care of each other.

A candle

In dark times, remember there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

A nail

– Help each other to be strong when you need to be.

The page of a book

Learn from each other


– Remember to laugh and and have fun together

A screw

– Remember that you are twined together.


The sentiments are beautiful aren’t they.

Are you this for each other? Would you add any?


A Perfect Wedding Speech

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  1. Awww that is so lovely – it’s do easy to forget and get wrapped up in the day to day but each point is exactly right. I even got a little lump in my throat! Such a softie!!

    Thanks for linking up to #TheList xxx

  2. This is beautiful! Something to keep and give as a little wedding present. It would look good in a vintage frame with all the little things stuck under the handwritten words. In France, it is the same. We have no ’set’ speeches and people who want to just plan little ’surprises’. x

    • Thanks Kristina!
      It is isn’t it… I love that these simple ideas are so easily applicable to friendships too. Easily adaptable idea 🙂

  3. What a lovely idea and I will have to remember this post. My husband and I are ordained ministers who perform wedding ceremonies. Will have to look into the expense, but it does not seem as it would be much, as I would LOVE to be able to give this to all of our newlyweds! Thank you so much for sharing with us all!

    Lysa @ Welcome to My Circus

    Stopped by via #pocolo

    • It’s a gorgeous idea isn’t it. And you’re totally right, actually putting this little pack together would cost nearly nothing, and it’s a beautiful precious reminder – as long as they get the list with it, to remember later 🙂
      Thanks for popping by.

    • Ooh, I didn’t know Americans did it too! …But would you say Americans are generally better at speeches? I have a preconceived (possibly naive) idea that they are! 🙂

  4. I love it! I think it’s important to accept that marriage isn’t always plain sailing but that you can get through the tough times and have pure happiness through the good times xx #PoCoLo

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