Posted March 8, 2012 by Ali Chari in Marriage

Father of the Groom Speech – A Unique Part of a Father

wedding speeches for all
wedding speeches for all

There are a lot of old traditions when it comes to marriage and not all are specific to the Bride and the Groom! The immediate family and of course the father of the groom has a huge role to play in fulfilling the many traditions of the marriage ceremony and celebrations – one being the father of the groom dinner speech!

Often, a lot of guests outside family and immediate circle of friends, will only know one of the wedding party (i.e. the bride or the groom) and as such, the speech is an opportunity to share a little about the groom with the guests, funny anecdotes about the groom growing up, his characteristics (keep them humorous!) and obviously achievements throughout his life to date- the biggest one of course being snapping up his beautiful bride!

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Any father of the groom speech will obviously feature the bride heavily, welcoming her into the family as a new daughter, sharing the story of the first time the grooms family met their daughter-in-law to-be. Outside of that a special mention to the mother of the bride and the wedding party as well as thanking the guests for joining you in celebrating the marriage are absolute musts in any father of the groom speech.

By all means, when preparing your speech, work from templates, trawl the internet for ideas BUT be as long as you sprinkle your speech with a bit of your own personality and a little bit of humor you won’t go far wrong!

Winona O. Smith writes about Wedding along with Father of the Groom Toast. To know more about Father of Groom Speeches click here.

Ali Chari