The day that you are asked to give your daughter away to wed, is one of the most memorable moments in a fathers life. However, aside from holding back the tears of letting your little girl go, you are also going to be bombarded with the responsibility of giving one of the infamous father of the bride speeches. Giving this speech is one of the highlights of the wedding party. Everyone is going to be eager to find out what you think of your daughters choice of a life partner.
Coming up with the right words for the special event can be a difficult thing for any father to have to do. Not only do you have to cope with the new changes that are taking place in your life, but you also need to share with the guests how this new experience that you have just faced is going to impact your life.
Create a plan of the wedding speech
To make the act of giving this speech a less stressful experience it is important to have a plan about what you are going to say. You do not want to say anything to embarrass the newly wed couple, but you want your true feelings to show about the love and devotion that you have towards your little girl. The best way to start your speech is to introduce yourself and begin thanking everyone that showed up the event.
By taking your mind off of the speech, you can make yourself a little bit more comfortable. If you are not accustomed to being a private speaker, then overcoming your fright is going to be the first thing you need to do in order to give your daughter the type of speech that you believe that she deserves. When giving the body of your speech, think about your daughter.
Try to remember all of the good times that you guys shared together. Tell the crowd about an interesting and humorous story from her youth. Make the people at the event connect with you, the way that your daughter did for her entire existence. Aside from just speaking about your daughter, you will also need to mention her partner.
Tell the crowd what you thought about her partner when you were first introduced. Let everyone know what hopes and dreams that you have for the newly wed couple are. You can even incorporate some of your personal marriage stories with the mother of your child into your speech.
Always deliver your speech with sincerity and compassion. The wedding party that was invited to attend the event will appreciate all of the time and effort that you put into preparing your speech for your daughter’s special event. Remember, as the father of the bride, you only get one chance to tell your daughter how much you care about her and express all of the hopes and dreams that you have for her.
Father of the bride speeches are meant to be emotional. Do not feel bad if you shed a few tears. Letting your daughter go is an emotional time, and the wedding guests will appreciate your sincerity towards the matter.