A daughter’s wedding day is special. For her
parents, it is one of the most important days of their lives. They may have been
dreaming of this day since the time she was a very small girl. As she has grown,
they have watched her grow and change and develop into a strong, independent
woman. Slowly, they have seen her select the one whom she wants to spend the
rest of her life with. Hopefully, they agree with her choice and are excited to
help her plan her wedding day. After everything has taken place and she is
married, the reception is when her Father will be given a chance to give his
wedding toast to the bride.
Wedding Toasts to the Bride Introduction
Most Wedding toasts are begun by the Father of the Bride because he, along with
the Bride’s mother, are hosting the event. As hosts, it is their privilege to
welcome everyone to the reception and to thank them for joining them for such a
special occasion. This is also the appropriate time to thank anyone who has been
helpful in orchestrating the day’s events or the preparation leading up to the
wedding day. In some situations, the Father of the Bride may want to
specifically thank his wife, the Bride’s mother, for all the planning and
preparation that she put into making the day so special for everyone.
Include Special Memories in Wedding Toasts to the Bride
There is nothing quite as special for wedding guests, and for the bride herself,
as hearing her Daddy tell stories about watching her grow. The Father of the
Bride might say, “(Bride’s name), I remember when you were a little girl and all
you wanted to do was to play Princess and the Prince and to dance with me. How I
loved those days and how I miss them. I’m so thankful today to be able to hand
you over to your real prince, (Groom’s name)”. This can be a very emotional
moment for families, but it is okay to let your emotions show. This is a special
moment that you will always remember- say whatever is on your heart!
Congratulations and Advice to the Bride
Most wedding speeches end with any advice that the Father of the Bride wants
to share with her and then with congratulations. An example might be, “(Bride’s
name), don’t ever be afraid to out serve one another in love. In fact, I
challenge you to do just that every day. Marriage isn’t a 50/50 compromise. Give
more when he needs more, and even when he doesn’t. (Groom’s name), love her more
each day than you did the day before. Cherish her and protect her. Family and
friends, please join me in a toast to the lovely bride a groom, Mr. and Mrs.
(Groom’s last name).”
Father of the Bride
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