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3 Simple but Essential Tips for Your Wedding Toast

Wedding Toast TipsIs your son about go get married 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 he asked you to give a father of groom toast, then you’ve come to the right place, because this blog 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).

Here are some tips to help you prepare your father of the groom toast in 2017

The hints that I share with you in this post are things that I’ve learned 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.

But what if you go to parties quite rarely and you don’t like to have a lot of people in front of you and looking at you while you speak loud enough for all of them to hear you? If you suffer from the fear of speaking in public, I invite you to go though my article posted on this website, that is focused on how to successfully deal with this problem. Although that post refers to the speech that you can deliver, the hints revealed in it can be used very well also for a toast or even any other type of discourse.

So, the groundwork is very important even when it comes to short speeches that you feel you can hastily improvise there, at the reception. But think a little: if you are not very familiar with such an environment and especially if you tend to run away from speaking in front of large audiences, how can you imagine that you will be able to easily compose a toast, even if you are the father of the groom, with all the guests around you, chatting and laughing, with the orchestra singing and many attendees moving from one place to another, greeting each other?

Regarding the groundwork for such a moment, there is a fundamental aspect that many persons are not aware of: the possibility that other person that will offer a toast before you has a similar wording as the one that you have prepared. What would you do in such a situation? Would you offer the proposed salutation exactly as you created? I wouldn’t do such a thing, especially if your toast has more than a sentence and if it is exactly the same with one previously offered. Would you decide not to offer such a small discourse anymore? Well, in this case, wouldn’t be all your groundwork a waste of time and effort? Here’s what I suggest you should do:

Tip 1:   Prepare Several Toast Versions

It’s a good idea to have a few variants of the toast that you originally created, from which you can choose at the reception the one that you think it’s the most appropriate; to put it more accurately, the father of the groom toast that differs the most from all the proposed salutations expressed before you. However, you should be careful that only a part of your wording might be very similar to another; in such a situation, you don’t have to replace the whole text, but only that section. For using this tip, you need to pay attention to what your previous well-wishers say in their short speeches. This first hint is necessary because other attendees might also prepare their greetings and, just like you, they certainly use the Internet for research on this topic. Although there are multiple examples and templates available on various websites for this type of discourse, it’s pretty likely to choose the same example or to use only a similar sample as other wedding guest.

Tip 2:   Be Brief and to the Point

Such a speech that is delivered right before drinking alcohol for the welfare of the new couple ought to be pretty short. Be aware that the attendees might be eager to drink and eat, so don’t put their patience to the test. One minute is more than enough for this type of talk; sixty seconds should be sufficient for telling what you need to tell. By the way, do you know what you ought to include in this tiny discourse? The next hint reveals you this.

Tip 3:   Wishes, Blessings, Thanks and Compliments

The most common form of father of groom toasts is the one which is dedicated to the newlyweds, the bride and her new husband. Of course, you, as the dad of the man who has just got married, can offer such a greeting to any other person that has an essential role at that wedding; for example, in the honor of the bride’s parents or of your wife, the groom’s mother.

But, since the father of any of the newlyweds has the moral duty to offer good wishes to the new couple, I focused this post on the type of greeting that is oriented towards the new spouses. You certainly have heard the belief that a marriage is blessed only if the parents of the two partners agree with their union and if these parents give their blessings for the new couple.

So, you can wish to your son and your new daughter-in-law: health, happiness, harmony, prosperity, lots of children, etc. You can thank them for the joy that they brought to you. You can also thank to the bride’s parents for raising such a lovely woman. Compliment the new spouses is also suitable for this type of speech. But don’t forget that the father of the groom toast has to be short. So, if you would like to include too many topics in it, I suggest you to choose only the most important elements, and also the ones that are most suitable for such a talk, and include the rest of them in your wedding speech, which is longer than this greeting.


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  1. Mike Hayes says:

    Hi there,
    Bought online your father of the groom tutorial.
    As yet I have received neither the online book or any confirmation of my payment to you.
    Please advise urgently. Wedding coming up soon and your stuff looks like it will help.
    Mike Hayes

    • Hi Mike,

      I’m not selling anything, so I’m sure you didn’t buy anything from me.

      Though, if you refer to the program I recommend with the 25 father of the groom speech examples, then you should contact John Wilson about this issue. Did you try reaching him through this page:

      When I purchased his product, everything went smooth and I had the download link in the email in less than 2 minutes, so I don’t know what could be the problem with your order. Maybe his mail got into your spam folder? Or you misspelled the email address?

      Anyway, the best way to deal with this is to contact his support and ask for further assistance.

      Sorry if you had troubles with the order, you’re actually the first that mentions such problem.

      Anyway, I can’t help you any further, since I have nothing to do with him, I just purchased his product, I found it useful and I recommend it to anyone who needs help with preparing his father of the groom speech

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