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Preparing a Wedding Speech for Father of the Groom


For the father of the groom the speech is going to hold a little less importance than if you were the father of the bride or if you are pulling double duty as the best man. If you are simply doing a wedding speech for the father of the groom, then here are some simple tips and one very good joke to use in your speech.

What a wedding speech for the father of the groom needs to be: Funny

Wedding speech for the father of the groom needs to be funny. The father of the bride gets the gushy lovey dovey type speech, but your speech needs to be a mood lightener. If it is possible, try to give your wedding speech for the father of the groom before the father of the bride gives his. You are the primer for his sappiness. If you can keep people laughing ahead of time, then the guests will be ready for the calming effect of the father of the bride. So make a few good jokes, there is one provided at the bottom. Keep it funny.

What a wedding speech for the father of the groom needs to be: Complimentary

It is often difficult for fathers to give their sons sincere compliments, but now is one time when you need to find a few to give. Frequently the wedding day is all about the bride, but this is your chance with your wedding speech for the father of the groom to give your son a boost of confidence that lets him know you are proud of him and that he did a good job. This might be the only piece of confidence boosting he receives during the wedding hassle.

A good joke to end off your wedding speech for the father of the groom:

Have your son stand up and take his new bride by the hand. Tell him how proud you are of his good choice in a mate. Have him take her hand and cover her hand with his. Make sure his hand is on top of hers. Then repeat “Son, this is a new chapter in your life, I want you to look in the lovely woman’s eyes. Remember how lucky you are to have her. And savor this moment son. It’s the last time you’ll ever have the upper hand.”

And thus ends your wedding speech for the father of the groom.

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