As the bride’s father, it’s crucial to make sure that you give the best speech you can. It’s partly for your own good but it’s mostly one of the greatest presents to give to your daughter. Being her father, it isn’t at all easy to accept that she’s now separate and started her own family but you can’t let your possessive thoughts take over control.
The first thing to know about father of the bride speeches is their structuring. An ideal speech structure normally has a brief introduction, a speech body – what needs to be told, some jokes, some speech tricks eventually – and then a conclusion, even shorter than the introduction. Are there any rules to follow? While some people would try to prove that you need this rule and that rule, we are focusing on building up a unique speech, so that people will listen to you and appreciate what you are about to say. The fact is that a lot of people, even if not documented enough in such topics, can easily detect by their ears if you are not being original.
The introductory part of all father of the bride speeches should include a greeting and – if desired – an introduction-joke. That could be a short joke, but make sure to joke harmlessly. You should thank people for being there and you should thank everyone who helped you to organize this event. However, don’t forget one golden truth about bride’s father speeches: people won’t give you all the time in the world. A short speech means you don’t care while a long one means that people can’t wait to see you sit and shut up. None of these options is good. If you simply focus on including everything in 5 minutes, people will love what you have to say. More