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Groom’s Father Speech Template

Groom’s Father Speech Template

Before I show you a simple template for the groom’s father speech, first it’s important that you should know the wedding speech order. You’re probably wondering why this is important. Well, it’s important because your toast will contain references to the people that spoke before you and the ones that will follow. For example, the bride’s father is usually the one to open the wedding toasts ceremony and you will come after that (click here for some speech examples). So you can refer to him in your speech, and you will. So, here’s the order of the wedding speeches:

  1. first one to go is the father of the bride
  2. then the mother of the bride, but this is optional – it’s not included in the traditional weddings
  3. you’re next – the father of the groom
  4. your wife – the mother of the groom, but this is also not a traditional speech
  5. the groom will follow you
  6. the bride can say a few words, if she wants, but usually she stands up with the groom when he gives the toast and he says it all
  7. bridesmaid speech is also not a traditional one, but if the bride insists, one of the bridesmaids can give a toast
  8. best man speech – the last and the funniest one

These are the 8 most common speeches. But the traditional ones are 1, 3, 5 and 8. We’ll talk more about the wedding speech order in a following article.

So, you’re following the bride’s parents. They go first because they’re the hosts, since they paid for the wedding. Here’s the typical groom’s father toast template: Continue reading >>

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Preparing Your Wedding Toast

So, you want to impress the audience while you deliver your toast at your son’s wedding, right? Well, let me tell you something: the most important secret behind a successful father of the groom speech is to prepare yourself thoroughly before delivering it. Some of the most powerful tips on how to prepare for such a speech will be described in this article.

1. Organize everything

When it comes to achieving something, the most important keyword is “organization”. So, if you intend to give a remarkable toast, just like a professional orator, you will have to organize yourself, to organize your thoughts, your ideas, as well as all the tasks that you will need to accomplish in order to be able to deliver one of the greatest father of the groom speeches. Planning all these activities is the best thing you can do. The important tasks concerning this speech are: search on the Internet and study useful advice about how to create and give an excellent speech (useful resources on this subject you can find on this website); analyze examples of such toasts; write the text of your toast; practice the speech several times before the wedding day. Continue reading >>

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Mother of the Groom Speech Tips

Mother of the Groom SpeechToday I want to present a few tips for the groom’s mother speech, because some readers asked me for some tips and examples for their wife’s toast (click here to download 25 speech examples for the groom’s mother).

If you were asked to give a speech during the reception of your son’s wedding, there are a couple of presentation tips that you should be aware about. These tips, that will be described in this article, refer to the way in which you should deliver your mother of the groom speech, in order to be successful. The way you deliver your toast is very important, sometimes it is more important than the content of the speech, because, as you may have heard, “the attitude is everything”.

The most efficient method of determining the best way in which you should give your toast is by observing the successful orators, identifying the key aspects of their behavior and using and applying these aspects in your own behavior, while delivering your speech. In case you don’t have time to observe and analyze the professional public speakers, I will reveal in this article some of the best tips for delivering a great mother of the groom wedding speech.

The first things (concerning the way to deliver the speech) that can be noticed at the successful orators, things that represent some important presentation tips, are these: while giving their speeches, they are very confident and relaxed, they gesticulate and move a lot. This is how you should be and what you should do while delivering your toast. An essential thing that you should know is that the confidence and the relaxation can be achieved only by preparing thoroughly for this speech. When preparing your mother of the groom toast, you should use the preparation tips described in the corresponding post on this website. Continue reading >>

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Father of the Groom Speech Tips

Father of the groom speech tips are always welcome. Actually, the more tips you will be able to read the more preparedness you will feel before the actual wedding ceremony. While reading these tips, please try staying focused. Although you might have read similar tips in any articles, you can easily learn something new here (also, for more tips and speech examples, click here).

1) Have all your ideas well-prepared

Excuse me, what? A lot of people tend to ignore being prepared. They simply think like “oh, I know my son, I know his wife, what else do I need”? The emotions, the importance of such an event and the guests who will stare at you like a crowd of judges will surely make you regret if you didn’t prepare your speech!

Also, preparing doesn’t necessarily mean to type up the speech, word by word. If you can only gather a bunch of keywords and expand on those, it’s great. However, keep in mind that there are some rules to follow, for instance keeping your guests interested. You wouldn’t be able to do that if your toast exceeds 4-5 minutes, since people have come to party and celebrate, not to listen to long speeches. Continue reading >>

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Wedding Speech Order

Wedding Speech Order

I noticed there are a lot of people searching for “wedding speech order“. Although the order of speeches can differ depending on the country or culture, there’s a traditional order in which the toasts are held, and here it is:

Wedding Speech Order

First, the father of the bride opens the wedding ceremony. Usually he is the one paying for the wedding (or in some cases you two can split the expenses in half) and because of that he’s considered the host and so he will go first. He will usually thank everybody for coming to the wedding, then he will welcome the groom into his family, then he will say a few nice words about his daughter and close the speech with a toast to the groom and the bride.

You come next, and will first thank the bride’s father for the opening toast and also everybody that came to the wedding (here are some opening lines for your speech). Then compliment the bride and welcome her into your family and share a few stories about your son. In the previous article I detailed a bit the template for your speech. In the end, you will raise the glass and toast for the newlyweds and maybe offer them a piece of marriage advice (click here for some closing lines). Continue reading >>

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Short Father of the Groom Speech Example

Short Father of the Groom Speech Example

Since I noticed that lots of readers get to this blog by looking for some simple and short father of the groom speech examples, I decided to write a short sample that you might use or adapt for your son’s wedding. I will continue adding speech examples to this category, so make sure you come back again in a few days. This is one of the many simple and short toasts I wrote back then, when my son got married (click here for more examples of speeches for the father of groom). The groom and the bride’s names are David and Barbara, you will replace them with your son’s and his wife’s names.

Family, friends and relatives, I would like to thank you all for joining us on this special event and I hope you’re all as happy and excited as I am. Well, you can’t be as excited as I am, because I waited for this moment since the first day David invited Barbara for dinner. We all loved her from the first minute. She was so happy and joyful and funny and she still is, after 5 years of begin together with David, this means they must get along pretty well :)

I remember the day David was born, I wanted to make him an astronaut. Well, that didn’t work and he’s now sales manager. Also, I wanted him to be part of the high school football team, but instead he joined the chess club. So none of these came true, but one of them did, and that is the most important one. I wanted him to marry a nice, funny, smart, beautiful and loving girl, just like his mother (Then turn to your wife and say: “See dear, you were afraid I won’t mention you in the speech”). And today, my wish came true. Barbara, we love you just as much as we love any of our boys. You’re like the daughter we never had.

I remember the day David told us that he’s gonna propose Barbara. Dora (my wife) started to hug and kiss David, we almost got suffocated. She started asking all the questions about how he’s going to do it, when, where and all the other stuff about the proposal. You know how women are when it comes to weddings :)

I would also like to thank to Barbara’s parents, Melissa and Frank, for raising such a wonderful girl and also for all the implication in the wedding planning and organizing. I also wanted to thank again to the bridesmaids and groomsmen and the best man for their help, but David already took care of that.

Also, thank you all for coming to the wedding, this means very much for us and the newlyweds.

(Now turn to the bride and groom) In the end, I’d like to wish you a long and happy marriage, have beautiful and smart kids, like we had :) and live the life to the fullest. And not to forget, have fun in the honey moon.

Thank you all for listening and sorry for the boring speech, but you should know that I did my best :)

This is just an example of a short wedding speech for the groom’s father. It uses a little humor and also says a few things about the groom’s childhood. Remember, you don’t need to thank too much to the guests and all the others, simply because the groom probably did it and even if people like being thanked, don’t overdo it.

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