Weddings can high pressure occasions… and that is just for the guests.
The wedding rehearsal dinner is not always presented; indeed many wedding parties put their faith in luck that everything will be ok on the day. If you are organised enough to host a rehearsal dinner, take the opportunity to deliver a well thought out toast for the immediate family.
“I would firstly like to thank everyone for attending my son’s big day, especially in the middle of the sporting season!”
Be fresh and imaginative but be aware this is not a comedy show or a presidential debate. Keep it simple, short and punchy. Many Fathers of the Groom tend to get caught up in amusing childhood stories. With this in mind, run your speech past a family member to assess that it will be met with approval.
There are three major points to address within the speech and although not a formulated structure, it helps to assess what needs to be achieved:
1. A strong thank you to your family for their support raising your son and also the Bride’s parents for accepting your son into their group.
2. Enlighten the wedding party on the Groom and what type of person he has been.
3. Conclude the toast by wishing the happy couple all the best for the future and ask all to raise their glasses.
Another useful tip is to remain sober prior to the speech. Being coherent is clearly a bonus when delivering any speech!
Consider the above points and your Toast should go positively. One final note, do not forget to mention your wife; it could put you in the dog house for months after the wedding.
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