Every father will give the bride speech during their daughter’s wedding.
1. Share childhood stories
Stories from the past alway go down a treat in a father of the
bride speech – after all, you’re one of only two people who have
known her for her whole life. Funny moments of tantrums past and
snippets of her character forming at a young age make a great ice
breaker – and guarantee smiles all round. Move on to talk about her
teenage years, her achievements and things that you are proud of
now that your little girl is a fully-fledged (and now married)
2. Talk about your son-in-law
The second essential of a father of the bride speech is to talk
about your new son-in-law. Perhaps mention what happened when he
met the family (a great opportunity for a funny story to delight
your guests and make him squirm) or an experience you both shared
that made you realise that he was the one for her.
3. Share stories about love from your own
Take a stance as one of the more experienced men in the room,
and add your own words of wisdom about relationships, love and
4. Add in funny moments…
Funny anecdotes, especially at the beginning of your speech,
will warm up your audience. Crucially, a few laughs is a great
confidence boost if you’re feeling nervous.
MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DOS AND DON’TS
5. …But don’t forget some serious ones
When it comes to the jokes, it’s all things in moderation. Don’t
push too hard for endless gags: your audience – an of course your
daughter – will really appreciate the heart-felt moments.
6. Finish with a toast
Follow tradition and round up your speech by asking everyone to
stand and toast the bride and groom. Then smile, breath, and clap –
you’ve done it!