So, your son’s wedding is approaching fast and you still haven’t prepared your speech yet?
It’s ok, I’m here to help you.
If you are looking for some great tips for your upcoming father of the groom speech, then this article was written just for you (if you’re looking for some speech examples instead, click here to download some great samples of speeches)!
Pay attention to these tips and adapt them to your situation, use your creativity and intuition to notice how you could make use of these tips in your case. The reason for this is because guests are always different, as well as the newlyweds. Their personalities do have a high level of influence on how certain elements will work and others will fail.
1) Follow the typical wedding speech structure
There have been a lot of fathers out there who tried to play the smart guys. They thought it is going to work, but all they ended up getting was a level of disrespect from family members or guests for being rude or for not showing any respect to the newlyweds. To put it out simply, any father of the groom speech should follow this structure (for a more complete template with examples, visit this page):
- Introductory part
- Talking about the groom
- Talking about the bride and the couple
- Thanking everyone for their involvement and help
- Quote or personal motivational text (not mandatory, but indicated)
- Toast proposal
You probably think that you knew this, but it’s not only to be known, it’s also to be kept and respected. It’s for your own good and for the good of everyone who ever made it to the wedding ceremony.
We must not forget that these elements also have a high level of flexibility. For instance, you can use jokes in any parts of your speech. Besides jokes, you can include additional parts if you feel like some extra parts would make your speech better. [Read more…]