To help you understand this better, let me ask you this question first: if you’re thinking about the last presentation or speech you heard, what part of it comes to your mind first?
There are big chances that it’s the ending of that speech or presentation that you remember and that’s because we always tend to remember better and easier the more recent events, rather than the ones that happened before.
Well, the same will be true for your speech also. Most of the wedding guests won’t remember your entire speech, they’ll remember only the good jokes you make and especially the end of the speech.
That’s why you need to make sure to end your speech properly and that’s what you’ll discover in this article (and if you want some examples to help you understand this better, take a look at this template here).
First of all, you need to know that the wedding toasts, just like these pieces of writing, have to be short; from the other articles on this blog you certainly learned that a father of the groom speech shouldn’t last for more than five minutes. Secondly, the orations that are to be delivered during the toast stage of a marriage reception should consist (just like the short essays for school) of three standard sections: a quick intro, a significant body and a little conclusion.
In this article I will show you what you should talk about in the final section of your toast. On this website you can learn, from other articles, what topics are recommended for the first two parts: the opening and the main part. Now, let’s see how you ought to conclude your wedding speech. First of all, you must be aware of the fact that the final part of every composition should summarize the main subject of that essay, by summing up its main ideas. This rule applies also to the toasts given at marriage receptions.
In general, the last section of any wedding toast includes blessings and good wishes for the newly formed union. This means that you must bless your son, i.e. the bridegroom, his lovely wife, i.e. your daughter-in-law, as well as their marriage, in your oration’s ending. When you do this, you must express your high hopes for them; for example, you should wish them (in the conclusion of your father of the groom speech) to have lots of beautiful and bright children, and to have a long, happy and prosperous union.
You certainly know that the secret of the successful and happy marriages lies in the parents’ blessings. So, if your wife, that is the bridegroom’s mother, doesn’t want (or it’s not supposed to, according to the wedding protocol in your area) to deliver her own speech, you must bless the newlyweds on behalf of both your wife and you. Many concrete formulations for such blessings are included in the final parts of the numerous father of groom wedding speech examples and templates that are contained in the resource for wedding toasts that is displayed on this website.
After blessing the newlyweds, it’s time to propose a toast for them, that is to ask the wedding reception attendees to raise their glasses and drink for the happiness and success of the new couple. Of course, you can use a love poem or quotation (or a poem or quote about marriage), and even a joke or a funny quote, to terminate your oration. In the resource that I told you about in the previous paragraph, you will find plenty of funny quotations that are perfect for being told during the father of the groom speech. In one of the last sentences of your oration you could tell the bride and the groom that all of you (their families, friends, as well as the guests) love them. This article is focused only on the content, that is the text, of your oration; advice on how you ought to deliver the whole toast (not only its final part) you can find in other posts of this website, as well as in its resource.