Real Weddings

Wedding Tips : Not To Include These 10 Things In A Father Bride Speech

Read our advice and make a perfect speech.


1. Do not use profanity

There will no doubt be small (and sensitive) ears in the
audience, so be sure to avoid excessive and extreme bad language.
2. Do not recall drunken nights together

Unless there’s a very good story involved, endless
tales of inebriated antics get boring pretty quickly.

3. Do not include any sexual anecdotes

We find the ‘Grandma Rule’ particularly helpful here: if you
wouldn’t be happy for your grandmother to hear that particular
story about you, then back to the speech-writing drawing board you
must go.

4. Avoid name-calling or any derogatory

If you’re a father-of-the-bride, childhood terms of endearment
are totally fine. The same applies for best men who remember silly
school nicknames. Aliases acquired from misdemeaners with partners
past? Not so much.

5. Do not speak ill of the family

An obvious one that needs little explanation.

6. Avoid racist remarks and jokes

Again: need we say more?


7. Refrain from long-winded stories that have no

A beginning with a few quick anecdotes, a middle with one
brilliant story, and a meaningful ending is enough. Also, if you do
one thing, be sure to avoid the wedding speech horror-of-horrors:
the open mike night.

8. Keep focus and aim not to blabber

Finding the perfect length for your wedding speech is one of the
trickiest aspects to nail down. If you get bored writing it, or
even reading it back, it’s time to cut, cut, cut. Stick to a
handful of brilliantly-chosen stories rather than rambling on
This Is Your Life-style.

9. Never mention any anecdotes of the couple

Talk about putting a dampner on a couple’s wedding

10. Try not to include incredibly embarrassing

A few well-chosen squirm-inducing stories are, of course,
encouraged, but anything truly defamatory should stay with you till
the grave.