The daughter’s day, the father’s moment to say something

The toasts and speeches time at a wedding are a vicious. People tend to say too much, to stammer, not tasted jokes said. And also those that are part of the family think they deserve more time, more appreciation for what they say no matter what. So like fathers are in general. It is time to impose some limits.

Whether you are the bride to be concern about what your father may say, whether you are the father of the bride and you prepare the speech some things must be taken into account as leading guides for a successful public speech for the couple.

  • It should take too long, no more than a few minutes, maybe 5 to 7. No one will keep the time exactlythat’s right but you don’twant to bore people and give you thatimpression.
  • Although some or the majority expect to be a sober speech, something serious you can surprise them with a joke said. Not too intimate, no decent line crossed as there are people closed as age with the couple that afford to say something like that, so like the best man. For example “I know that he will be a good husband for my daughter because I am a police officer”.
  • The father of the bride speech is expected of course to start with sayings about the bride. Some go emotional with memories from childhood, others accentuate the idea of getting married means half to lose it but being worthy for such a good man she has found. And here you change the topic from the bride to the groom, now the son in law, the new member in the family you should talk about.
  • The thanks part comes last, first for the couple, bride and groom both, saying for example a thanks for making the family proud and happy and then for all that joined them at the party.


A day to remember as for the bride as for the father this speech marks the shouting out feelings. It is in the mankind attitude of a father to be the one that doesn’t cry but inside to be half sad for his daughter getting to this life moment. Emotional for all, part of tradition and a wedding moment mostly the bride can’t wait for it becomes everyone’s feast as long as the speech is said from the heart.

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