To My Sister on Her Wedding Day

Sisters wedding day

Regardless of any age, arguments or personality differences, sisters hold a special place in a bride's heart. Finding the right words to express your feelings on her wedding day may be challenging because of all the emotions you feel. Use a poem, short quote, or speech to your sister on her wedding day to let her know you care.

Poems for Your Sister

Traditionally the sister of the bride is only required to make a speech if she is the maid of honor. However, in today's modern culture many family members make speeches at the wedding reception. At your sister's reception, express your support by reading a loving poem like this one. For the best delivery, take some time to memorize your poem. Reciting it from memory will be more meaningful than reading it from a card or piece of paper.

From sentimental to silly, consider one of these poems to read to your sister.

Thankful for You

by Monica Patrick

We made mud pies and played in the sand.

We shared secrets while holding hands.

With giggles a plenty and many tears,

We shared the growing pains of many years.

With your wedding, it's true, some things will come to an end,

But you are so happy I can't help but extend

My very best wishes and deepest love to you two.

I am so thankful to you have a sister like you!

On Your Wedding Day

by Danielle Reed

All of those hours we talked and dreamed,

About the guy you'd have by your side.

We imagined someone kind and loyal,

To share your wedding day.

Sister, I am so happy you've locked,

Your life in with a man that I am happy to say

Is better than I could have chosen for you,

On your wedding day.

I teared up when I saw you in your dress,

And saw your face as you walked toward your new husband,

A look I have imagined for some time

On your wedding day.

So before you make a toast and jump in your honeymoon ride

I just want to say,

I am happier for you than I could have ever imagined,

On your wedding day.

You're the Husband's Problem Now!

by Danielle Reed

Bride and groom at a wedding reception

So, I guess it's my job to say,

Congratulations on your wedding day.

Dear sis, you're a fun gal,

But lucky for me, you're [husband's name]'s problem now!

From messes around the bathroom sink

To always challenging me to think,

I was raised with a tough sister,

But now you are happy with a new mister!

I've been your first call for [your age] years,

And been around to dry your tears.

[Husband's name] better treat you right and always stay true,

Or he'll have me to answer to!

So from me, my father, and mother,

Dearest sis - have a wonderful life with my new brother!

To My Sister and the Right Mister

by Danielle Reed

I never knew if my sister

Would meet the right mister,

But once [husband's name] starting coming around,

We knew you were making a turnaround!

He's such a good guy,

It almost makes me want to cry.

You've grown to be my best friend,

And I know this marriage is one that won't end.

You've had some tough times,

And I am not so great with rhymes,

But I know you both are truly in love.

Just don't put anyone above

Your husband or your wife.

Here's to your new life!

Wedding Cards

If you are not required to give a speech, you can still offer your wedding wishes with a handmade card. Sentimentality is expected at your sister's wedding so it is okay to be nostalgic and emotional. Use some vintage fabrics, ribbons and card stock to create a one-of-a-kind wedding card. Use a calligraphy pen and write a simple heading like "To My Sister on Her Wedding Day." Place a picture of the two you together on the front cover. Inside the wedding card, write a short but sweet message like the following:

  • Girl writing a card
    No longer a Miss but always a Sis! I love you!
  • Sending you a smile, while shedding a tear - You may be far away but in my heart you are near.
  • You bake a mean mud pie and give the best hugs - To you my sister I wish lots of love.
  • More than a sister, you are my best friend. Best wishes dear sister, may your happiness never end.
  • Thank you for always being you. Take some time to step back, and enjoy your big day. Love you forever.
  • If you get cold feet, just send me the signal and we can go Runaway Bride in this place.
  • From holding your toys to holding your hair to walking you into school to picking you up from practice, I never thought I'd be holding your bouquet. Here we are, so let's go! Congratulations...now go get your man.
  • I am so happy you and [husband's name] found each other. Can't wait to see what life has in store for you both!
  • You know, a sister is a friend you always have throughout your entire life. We've seen each other in our highs and our lows. I'm so happy to watch you get married. I love you forever my sister!
  • Don't mess up on your first dance. Love ya!
  • Just give me the signal and I'll bring a fresh drink to your table for you. I know you get stressed being the center of attention! Just sit back and enjoy your day. I'll handle the details (and mom)!
  • Have the best day. Love you.

Sister Speech Wording Example

Using a speech example is a good way to get started if you're giving a toast or speech. Just fill in the blanks, maybe make a few changes here or there, and you have a speech without the stress. If you are having trouble downloading the template, use an Adobe printable guide for help.

A well written or spoken wedding message will make you sister feel loved and supported. Show her how much you care by showering her with words that touch the heart.

Tips for Writing a Wedding Speech

If you want to create an original personalized speech, you should jot down beforehand what you want to say. Use these guidelines to create the perfect wedding speech.

  1. Keep it brief. Time is important and you should be considerate of the couple's schedule. Other guests may be asked to make speeches so keep your speech short.
  2. Begin your speech with a quote that is relevant to the special day. You could pull a quote from a popular love ballad or an obscure poet that your sister likes.
  3. Share a special memory, not a collage of memories. Relate a memorable moment to the gathered guests.
  4. Give your blessing or approval to the couple. Acknowledge the groom with kind words.
  5. End with well wishes and supportive statements.

On Your Sister's Wedding Day

You are in a unique position on your sister's wedding day. Be sure to treat her with love, care, and even a bit of patience. This is an awesome day, not only in your sister's life, but in the story of your own family. Your relationship is different than any other one in the world. No matter what you say, it doesn't have to be perfect - it just has to be honest.

To My Sister on Her Wedding Day