father of the groom wedding speechMaking a toast at your son’s wedding should be one of the most satisfying moments in your life as well as leaving a lasting impression on your son and the wedding guests.When you write your father of the groom rehearsal toast or wedding toast, you should do research to get an idea of what types of topics are appropriate. There are many free father of the groom toast examples that you can review, both on the internet and in books. Click here for Groom’s Father Toast Examples.

Don’t use one of the examples that you find verbatim. Read them to get an idea of the types of things you can say and then write your father of the groom toast based on your own knowledge and experiences with the couple. Make it personal!

Topics for your father of the groom speech

Before starting to write your father of the groom speech, make a list of some possible things that you would like to mention. Such topics could include but are not limited to:

  • The couple’s relationship, how they met, how you know them, their personalities, or general thoughts about marriage
  • Mentioning how your son has grown or has been affected by the addition of his bride is a good way to do this
  • Acknowledge the new bride to show that she is accepted into the family
  • Some funny stories about your son’s childhood
  • Some advice as long as it is simple and not too critical

Writing your father of the groom toast 

Once you have some ideas written down, crafting your toast usually becomes much easier. In your toast, don’t be afraid to add a little humor or to show how you feel. A wedding is expected to be a very emotional time for the families of the bride and groom. Click here for 25 Toast Examples.

You should start your father of the groom toast by introducing yourself to everyone in the room. This will let everyone know who you are and what your relationship is to the bride and groom. Next you want to welcome everyone and thank them for joining you on this special occasion. You can say something as simple as, “We’re so happy to be here for this very special and joyous occasion.”

Transition into a funny story or memory about the bride and/or groom, give your thoughts on love and marriage, tell the story of how the couple met – whatever you choose to speak about from the list you made before you started writing your father of the groom wedding speech.

Make sure that the stories and memories you share appropriate and not offensive to anyone who is in attendance. Keep in mind that there may be children there so watch your language and the type of story you tell. Your toast should not exceed 1-2 minutes in length. At the conclusion of your toast you want to ask everyone to raise their glasses to toast the new bride and groom.

While this information seems simple, you would be amazed at the amount of inappropriate father of the groom speeches that are made every day. I hope this information was helpful and that you look at some of the examples provided on this site. You can also find some more great ideas for your father of the groom toast here!

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