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.