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3 Simple but Essential Tips for Your Wedding Toast

Essential Tips for Your Wedding Toastather Speech TemplateDo you have a son that will marry soon? Well, you must be very excited about the bridal ceremony and reception that will be organized for celebrating his son’s union with his new daughter-in-law. If you’re thinking to offer a father of groom toast, then you reached the right article, because it provides some interesting tips and details that you might not be aware about and which are essential to the success of your speech (if you’re just looking for some speech examples, click here).

Are You Preparing Your Father of the Groom Toast? Very Good!

The hints that I share with you in this post have been learned and noticed by myself, while I was preparing for my youngest son’s marriage party. Speaking of preparation, it’s excellent that you are thinking ahead to this moment, because most men and even women don’t get ready for this brief greeting. They are fooled somehow by the shortness of this speech that is given before drinking to the health and happiness of the new couple, that they simply don’t think about this moment in advance. This should be okay for those who are used to offering wedding toasts or, more precisely, for those who attend bridal receptions pretty often.Read Full Article –>

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 (if you need a speech fast and you don’t have time to write it yourself, click here to check some great samples of speeches)!

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.Read Full Article –>

Groom’s Father Speech Template

Groom's Father Speech TemplateDoes the father of the groom give a speech at the wedding?

I saw many people searching for an answer to this question. Well, the short answer is not necessarily. This isn’t mandatory, but in most traditions, yes, the groom’s father has to give a speech at his son’s wedding.

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:Read Full Article –>

How to End Your Father of the Groom Speech

This article deals with the last part (called sometimes “conclusion” or “ending”) of the father of the groom speech. The previous two articles posted on this website were dedicated to the first two portions of this kind of wedding toast: the introduction (called by some people “the opening” of the oration) and the body (the toast’s main section). You can find out more about this standard speech organization (intro, body, conclusion) in the preceding articles published on this website.

Before discussing in more detail the final part of such an oration, I will briefly recapitulate the main ideas that should be covered in the first two important sections of the father of the groom wedding speech. In the first portion, you ought to greet the attendees, welcome them to your son’s wedding and thank them for celebrating there, with you, your family and friends, the union of your son with his lovely partner. Read Full Article –>

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).Read Full Article –>

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.

Click here for more short father of the groom speeches.

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.Read Full Article –>