The Father of the Bride speech should be personal and heart-warming and should sound up lifting about his daughter and son-in-law’s future. Your speech should begin by thanking the guests for attending and should acknowledge the Groom’s parents whilst welcoming your new son-in-law to the family.
When preparing your speech, think about what you want to say to your daughter; it may include your bond with her, special memories of her as a child and watching her grow in to the beautiful woman she is today. You can incorporate some funny anecdotes but be sure not to include anything that would embarrass her! If you know the Groom well, you can add a few stories of him too; however, he will get a lot of focus in the Best Man’s speech so you can dedicate this time to your daughter.
You may want to talk about relationships and give some tips to the newly weds. Keep it light and avoid any pessimistic views from spoiling the occasion.
Good luck! Once you have delivered your Father of the Bride speech, you can send us a copy and we’ll add it to our examples to help others.