Father of the Bride’s Speech Guide
Sample Speech For The Father Of The Bride
I welcome all the relatives and friends of both families and thank you all for coming, especially those of you who have traveled great distances to be here today. It’s really great to see you all. Your presence today shows your friendship and love and brings greater joy to this wonderful day.
I am really fortunate that my daughter has met her Mr. Right. Of course, marriage isn’t just about finding the perfect partner, but also about being one. My daughter has made such a success of her life and career so far, that I’m sure her marriage will be just as successful.
My heart is full to see my daughter so happy, and so in love – and looking so beautiful today. Today, I look at my daughter and I see an independent, attractive, elegant, stunning young woman. She obviously takes after her mother. Of course she inherits other traits from me; her cooking, her musical talent, her allergy to housework and her appreciation for the finer things in life.
Every Father hopes his daughter will find a reliable, sensible, and considerate partner and as much as you try not to interfere in their lives, you always hope your children will make the right choices in life and she has.
To help you both with your marriage, I thought I would give you some advice based on my 36 year experience of married life. Marriage will teach you many things… loyalty…self restraint…obedience…I am still in daily training on these matters. There is no challenge in a marriage that can’t be overcome by one or more of the following: I was wrong! You were right! Yes Dear. I love you!
Finally, Never go to bed in the middle of an argument – be a man stay up and fight, you’ve lost anyway so you might as well get it over with. I leave you with this thought…Marriage is the meeting of two minds, of two hearts and of two souls. It is clear that you both are a perfect example of this. May your marriage be blessed with happiness that grows and with love that lasts to live a peaceful life together.
I wish you enjoyment for today, the fulfillment of all your hopes and dreams for tomorrow and love and happiness always.
It is now my pleasure to propose a toast to the happy couple. Please raise your glasses to the bride and groom.
Wow, what an emotional wedding – even the cake in tiers!