Your son’s wedding day is almost here!
You want everything to be special for him, but how are you going to give a unique wedding speech as father of the groom?
Relax, it’s not as difficult as you may be thinking. Take a pen and piece of paper and jot down some notes.
To begin, welcome everyone to the reception, and thank them for sharing your son’s and daughter-in-law’s special day.
See, that wasn’t so hard, was it? The rest is pretty simple. Here are three points for you to include in your remarks. Just remember to speak from your heart, and mean everything you say. No false sincerity!
Welcome the bride to the family. You can mention that you’re looking forward to family barbeques and holidays, and to getting to know her better (if you don’t already). Also mention how nice it is to welcome her family, because a wedding is a joining of two families.
All father of the groom wedding speeches include complimenting the bride. If she looks radiant, say so! Tell your son that you can see he has good taste, or that he made a good choice. Mean it. This will help to ease the bride’s entry into your family, and will go a long way toward making her feel special.
Here is where you get to tell one (or more) stories from your son’s childhood. Don’t make anything up. If you remember how proud he was coming home with his first little league trophy, or when he made his fort in the backyard tree, or how you and he rebuilt that ’69 GTO Judge, tell about it. Everyone loves childhood stories, whether they’re funny or just poignant.
Do not mention any ex-girlfriends or trips to jail. Keep your remarks positive and upbeat.
Wedding speeches from father of the groom always include advice.
If you’ve been married a long time, tell what you think is the secret to successful married life. Is it communication? Doing the dishes? Picking up dirty clothes off the floor? You could mention something humorous that most married people will understand, for example, when the wife says “Nothing’s wrong,” that usually means something is! Or perhaps you could mention that you’ve never won an argument, and as long as you remember that, there is peace in your home.
Whatever you believe to be helpful to make a new marriage successful, tell them.
Finally, you get to wrap up your wedding speech. The father of the groom will close by asking the guests to raise their glasses and express something like, “Now, I know you’ll join me in wishing Noah and Paige many years of love and happiness together.”
You see, that wasn’t so bad, was it?
Remember to bring your notes, even the best speakers will lose their place at times.
Lastly, if you speak from your heart, your wedding speech will warm your guests’, and particularly your son’s and daughter-in-law’s hearts.