Father Of The Bride Wedding Speech

The father of the bride wedding speech is the most waited for speech in any wedding occasion. After all, it is he that has the privilege of spending more time with the daughter and hence he is more likely to know the joys and pains of loosing her to another man.  Most wedding parties know only this too well, and therefore awaits that speech with baited breath. Ideally, the father of the bride wedding speech should be in a conversationally tone, much more like a wedding ceremony speech made off head.

As the first person to speak, and assuming that he is the one who is catering for the wedding costs, the father of the bride wedding speech should incorporate a welcoming message to the guests.  At  this point  the   brides  father  can acknowledge  people present in the wedding like  the grooms parents, specific  family members and other  invited  guests. The second section in the short wedding speech should be geared at thanking everyone present for attending the wedding of the daughter. Remember that the father of the bride wedding speech should make every one present to feel appreciated for sparing time for the wedding.

Further, the father of the bride wedding speech should give people in attendance a glimpse of the daughter’s life. Here, he can tell the whole life story about the brides childhood days, her special features and contribution to their family and all the good things that the daughter is worth. Because the wedding is a joyous occasion, the wedding ceremony speech should be written in a lighthearted manner. The father of the bride wedding speech   should also include details of the man marrying the daughter.  This not only consoles the daughter in knowing that the father actually took time to know her husband, but also serves to let the groom know that the bride’s family appreciates him.  At this point, the father can make special references to the wedding vows.

The final section in the father of the bride wedding speech should comprise him proposing a toast for the wedding couple. To make this memorable, the speech can incorporate love quotes. Ideally, the father of the bride wedding speech should take 3-5 minutes. This will make time for other short wedding speeches.

An example of a wedding speech is:

“Ladies and gentlemen, as the father of the bride I have the pleasure to welcome you to my daughters wedding. Thank you all for making time to come. Who would have thought that my little girl would mature so fast, and  that  within 30 years  I would still want  to hang around  her and enjoy watching seeing  her  discovering her  way  in life? To bad, that she has discovered a man who is getting her away from me. Naturally as the dad, I want to have her around forever, but XX, I know you are happy with YY now, and that makes me even happier. I want the  couple to know  that I’m still working  to make my marriage better  so you should do the same, never  at one time give up on each other, your mother  not giving up on me and me not giving up on her is what has made our marriage  last this far. They told me not to give a lengthy wedding ceremony speech, so I beg to leave it at that. Finally, I propose this toast for my beautiful daughter and her husband.”