Wedding Speeches

Father Of The Bride Speeches – Samples And How To Write The Perfect Speech

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The father of the bride is one of the most important person of a wedding program.

Most of the time, the father of the bride is expected to deliver one of the best speeches in any wedding ceremony.

This puts a certain amount of pressure for DADS out there whose daughter is about to get married.

The father of the bride speech needs to be very heartfelt and sincere. It needs to be genuine, real and at the same time truly touching.

Although there are some who usually inserts some jokes or humors around the speech, bottom line is, it must be very pleasant to hear.

The speech coming from the bride’s father can set the tone of the wedding.

It can certainly make or break the big wedding day.

Although there’s no official guideline or rules on how to make a father of the bride speech memorable, here are few tips that can help it make truly wonderful.

Happy Wedding Couple

Guidelines and Quick Steps To Make The Perfect Father Of The Bride Speeches At Weddings

First, Welcome and Greet The Guests

Before anything else, make sure to greet the guests. Thank everyone for coming at your dauther’s special day. Thank everyone who help in planning and organizing the wedding. Thank the people who travelled few miles to attend the celebration.

It also helps if you can mix your opening greetings with some joke or humor that everyone can relate. It can break the ice and release some preassure from you as you deliver your wedding speech.

Second, Talk About Your Wonderful Daughter

This is the portion or the time when you have to talk about your daughter’s qualities and achievements as a person. Make sure to compliment her and tell her how proud you are as his father. Tell her how wonderful and pretty she is and how good she looks at her wedding dress.

You can tell some stories about you and your daughter during her younger years. Talk about how silly she is and some other fun memories. Make sure not to mention some stuff that you thin will embarass her. There are some childhood memories that are not meant to be remembered.

You can also mention the changes in her life at the day she met her husband. Make sure to mix things up with a bit humor so your listeners can have something to laugh about.

Third, Talk About Your Son-In-Law

First and foremost, welcome the groom into your family. Say how grateful and happy you are to be his father in law.

Then, talk about some stories about your SIL. You can mention some stories like the first time you saw him with your daughter, the first time your daughter brought him at your house and how you reacted upon learning their engagement.

Keep your talk about him light and positive. Don’t over do it.

Fourth, Close The Speech With Words Of Wisdom

Congratulate the couple. Congratulate your son in law and your daughter. You can say a few words of advice about having a good marriage life. Wish them a happy life blessed with wonderful kids around.

You can now propose a toast to the bride and groom and have all the guests raise their glasses for the couple.

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Some more tips:
How to write a flawless father of the bride speech via WeddingIdeasMag.Com
How to write a father of the bride speech via PresentationMagazine.com

Father Of The Bride Speech Samples

Speech 1:

As I look at my daughter, the bride, I can’t help but reflect on all the years I was lucky enough to watch her grow and become the beautiful woman she is today. She captured my heart on the day she was born, and I became more and more in awe of her as the years passed by. She’s my little girl, my princess and my ray of sunlight, and no matter what her age, she’ll always be those things to me.

But today as I watch her marry a wonderful man, I’m filled with pride and am confident that she and (Groom) are about to embark on a wonderful journey filled with the love and happiness that can only come as man and wife. May the two of you always treat each other with love, compassion and kindness.

I ask you to join me to today in congratulating the bride and groom and wishing them all the best for a long and happy life together.

I raise my glass to toast my daughter, (Bride’s name). She’s dreamed of this day since she was a young girl, and now her dream has come true, complete with her very own Prince Charming. (Bride & Groom), I wish you much love and happiness in your new life together.

Speech 2:

Hi, I’m (Father’s Name), (Bride’s) father. I have been waiting for this moment for twenty five years, and I must say that it is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. Although it is overwhelming to give your daughter away, it is so satisfying to know that she is marrying one of the greatest men I’ve ever met. If I had to choose someone for her to be with, I would not pick anyone else.

(Bride) has always been the type of person to find a good quality in everyone. Even when she was a little girl, she had such a large amount of compassion that it blew me away. From the time she was old enough to go to school, (Bride) made friends with every single person in her class. It didn’t matter if one child was not popular, or if the other was too quiet, she found the best in every student that year. It surprised me that she was so sensitive, yet made people feel like they had known her for years.

Since she has always had that quality, I was not surprised when she went into nursing. She thrived off of the fact that she could help people and save their lives. From that moment, she worked more for other people than herself. I always wished she would find a husband so she could do more for herself. Luckily, I introduced (Groom) to (Bride) when he started working for my company. I wanted someone who was just as warm hearted as her, but still had a great work ethic and a sense of determination. Even though (Bride) was appalled at the fact that I, her father, set her up on a date, I think she can thank me for it now. After all, I am the perfect matchmaker!

(Bride), although I have been cringing at the thought of letting you go, I could not be happier for my little girl. I have watched you go through school, around the clock internships, boyfriends, and breakups, and now I know that it was all worth it. I only wish the best for the both of you, and I know that you will have a beautiful marriage that will never once waiver.

(Groom), I am confident that you will take care of my daughter. You have been a dear friend and co-worker of mine for years now, and since day one my impression of you has not once changed. Thank you for treating my daughter like gold. I know in my heart that you will be the perfect match, regardless of what happens later in life.

For this reason, I would like to make a toast. (Bride and Groom), may the future bring you happiness, wisdom, and children so I can be a grandfather! But in all seriousness, I give you my whole hearted blessing and I know you two will last a lifetime. I am so happy that this day has finally come.

Congratulations (Bride and Groom)!

A toast to my daughter. She was a gift from God and I will always be grateful to have been given the honor of being her father. May God continue to bless her and her new husband and grant them safety, love, and happiness all the days of their lives.

Speech 3:

‘This is an important day for me… as I resuscitate my bank account and hand over Sarah’s spending habits to someone else.’

‘The good thing about weddings is that, as father-of-the-bride, you can show everyone how generous you are. I wanted to give you all an itemised bill so that you could see for yourselves how much these flowers cost, but Angela told me that it was not the done thing… as she slid into her astronomically-priced hat!’

‘Seriously, I have looked forward to this day for years. Sarah makes a stunning bride, John is a good man, and I wish them every happiness for the future. If they are even half as happy as my wife and I, then they will be very happy indeed.’

‘Marriage is an important commitment, so much so that you need a mortgage to pay for it! But it takes more than that. It needs patience and compromise, and I should know – I’ve been patiently compromising for years!’

‘Bob’s just looked at his watch, which is the signal that he needs a drink, so, ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding. I give you… the bride and groom.’

Father Bride Wedding

More samples:

Father of the Bride Wedding Speeches via weddingcentral.com.au

Father Of The Bride/Groom Example Wedding Speeches via hitched.co.uk

Three Top Father of the Bride Wedding Speeches via About.com






30 Comments

  1. Elizabeth O.

    June 25, 2015 at 6:54 am

    These are great tips. There will be a wedding in the family soon, I will pass this on to my cousin.

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    June 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Writing a speech definitely isn’t an easy thing! I think if you speak from your heart, you can’t go wrong.

  3. Tammy

    June 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    These are wonderful tips for any dad. I know my dad was so nervous on my wedding day. I guess because he was handing his daughter over to someone else. Loved this

  4. Patrice M Foster

    June 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Great tip and story from father was a great plus make every little girl proud to have a dad like this.

  5. Heather

    June 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    My dad is an awesome speech giver. I am sure he’d agree with all of this! Great tips. 🙂

  6. Jeanine

    June 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    What wonderful tips! My husband will be glad to have read these too (sent him the link!) we have two daughters. I couldn’t imagine writing a speech I’m terrible at it!

  7. Anna

    June 25, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    These are great tips! I will always remember the sweet speech my dad gave and can’t wait to hear a long way down the road the speech my hubby will give at our daughter’s wedding!

  8. Wendy

    June 25, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    My father hates giving speeches. Wish he had these tips years ago! It helps with the nerves if you know what your going to say is well written.

  9. Ourfamilyworld

    June 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    My father never liked speeches, too. And it is really hard to make one. Ditto with Robin, though. If it comes from your heart, then you’ll never go wrong.

  10. rosemary palmer

    June 25, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I have a friend to pass this along too. Great tips. The funny ones are the best.

  11. Tami

    June 25, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I have no idea what hubby would say at our daughter’s s wedding. This will be a great guide for him to follow.

  12. NORAH

    June 25, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Any public speech is hard and most especially when you have to be a father of the bride! Those are great tips you offer!

  13. kandice

    June 25, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    so helpful, Ill pass these to my hubby for when our daughter is older

  14. Liz Mays

    June 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    These are great guidelines. I would tear up giving a big speech at one of my kids’ weddings.

  15. Michele

    June 25, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Let’s face it–father’s are petrified to hand over their daughter to this guy (no matter what they say in their speech or how much they actually like the guy)–these speech writing tips will hopefully help them over at least this hurdle!

  16. Dhemz Apdian - Dias

    June 26, 2015 at 1:33 am

    fantastic guidelines! My daughter will be crying when her dad will give one of these speeches on her special day.

  17. Jacob Fu

    June 26, 2015 at 2:44 am

    This is great! We used to shoot weddings and saw the whole range of speeches. Amazing and touching ones to very unprepared ones.

  18. lauriel

    June 26, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Great guidelines for one of the keystone speeches of a wedding! (actually, although now that I think about it, neither of my parents said anything at my wedding… hmmm… it’s okay though, it was an unconventional one.) And love the examples as inspiration!

    xo,
    lauriel of EyeForElegance.com

  19. Julie

    June 26, 2015 at 4:34 am

    What great info to have on hand! I’ve had to give a few wedding speeches and I was always afraid I’d forget something important.

  20. tiaras & tantrums

    June 26, 2015 at 4:41 am

    My father died when I was a teenager, so thinking about this makes me a bit sad. But these are some great tips.

  21. Regan

    June 26, 2015 at 6:01 am

    These are great tips and examples. Some people are so good at speeches and others need some coaching. I’m one that needs all the help I can get.

  22. Catherine

    June 26, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I remember my Dad’s speech at my wedding it was amazing. Both funny and touching.

  23. Joyce Duboise

    June 26, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    What a great post idea. I think that many men have a lot of fear and anxiety when it comes to their big speech. These examples sound so lovely too. I’d be very appreciative to receive a speech like this on my big day.

  24. Cassandra

    June 26, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    That video at the end is fantastic! My dad chose not to do a speech but if he had this would have been so helpful!

  25. Rose

    June 26, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    IN our family the guys are better at speeches than the girls. 🙂 I think my sons do the most amazing jobs (they’re grown)

  26. CourtneyLynne

    June 27, 2015 at 4:41 am

    Ughhh writing speeches can be tough!!! These are definitely some fantastic samples :):) will have to keep in mind

  27. Mommy Maye

    July 3, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Helpful tips for dads out there. I missed this part because my father died before we got married. He will always be a big missing part of my marriage life.

  28. Shannon Gurnee

    July 3, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    This is a great post! Thanks so much for sharing! This is some great information.

  29. Katrina Centeno

    July 6, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Nice speech. You can use this template in writing other wedding speeches, too.

  30. Mommy Anna

    July 9, 2015 at 6:08 am

    This is a great help for fathers who need to write a speech for his daughter/ My dad had a great speech during my wedding I felt his sincere love for me that time