So, your little girl is getting married. You want your speech to reflect the special relationship you have with your daughter
FATHER OF THE BRIDE SPEECHES – So, your little girl is getting married. You want your speech to reflect the special relationship you have with your daughter. Here are some tips for great father of the bride speeches.
Thank everyone in attendance
Don’t forget to thank everyone for coming to share the special day as well as everyone who has helped out with the wedding.
Address the bride
The opportunity to make a statement to the bride about how much she is loved by you and her family.
Share amusing stories about her childhood
Not too embarrassing. Something cute she used to do or say that is special to you.
Don’t forget the groom
Be sure to welcome the groom into the family. Give your thoughts about the groom and what he brings to the relationship.
And the big finish
Give some meaningful advice and words of wisdom to the happy couple. Then toast to their health and happiness.
Father of the bride speeches may not be easy to write. Compacting all the emotion you feel into a 5-10 minute speech is a difficult task. But, this is your chance to say things you want your daughter and son-in-law to know, so take your time. Start well in advance of the big day so you are well-prepared. Make sure your speech flows, and practice in front of others for feedback.
If you need help writing your speech, we recommend this excellent guide for writing and delivering father of the bride speeches. Be fearless, funny and flawless.