Father of the bride
Even if your kids weren't planned, your speech at their weddings definitely should be. Nothing's worse than some rambling old bloke telling young-uns how it used to be and what horrors they have to look forward to. Simply choose your preferred style and then use our expertly tailored father of the bride speeches to draft a piece that balances humour and sentiment perfectly. Learn the tried and trusted way to get away with unflattering insights, by sugar coating them in layers upon layers of syrupy sweet compliments.
Welcome the groom's parents, other relations, friends and distinguished guests (examples).
Thank particular people by name for their help (examples).
Less formal approach
Light-heartedly break the ice and set an amusing tone for your speech (examples).
Basing the speech around the newlyweds' romance & future
Thank all the guests for coming and anyone involved in the planning and organisation (examples).
Comment on how happy the bride and groom are looking (examples).
Basing the speech around your own emotion and sentiments
Basing the speech around the bride
Thank everyone for coming to celebrate your daughter's special day (examples).
Praise her and talk of her attributes (interests, career, qualifications, etc.) (examples).