How Prepare Your Wedding Speech in Less Than 60 Minutes

Would you like to know how you can have your speech ready in less than 60 minutes?

Of course you do, we all want to finish any task as quickly as possible, it’s in our human nature.

The good thing is that this can be easily done, and in this article I’ll show you how I did it and how you can do it too.

A while ago I ran a survey on this site asking guys just like you what are their biggest struggles and the top 3 answers they chose were (in the order of importance, first having the most votes from by blog readers):

  1. I want to finish my speech as fast as possible, I don’t have too much time to prepare it
  2. I have no idea how to structure a proper speech
  3. I’m not very confident I’ll be able to handle my emotions, during the speech delivery at the wedding

Well, there are many things to say on point 3, so I’ll leave this for another time, when I’ll write an entire article on this, but now I want to focus on the first two points.

So, the best way to get your speech ready as fast as possible is to find some speech examples which you can use as inspiration source (click here for some speech examples).

Forget about reading dozens of sites which offer tens of different tips that actually confuse you, rather than help you.

Why not go straight to the source? And by that I mean check out some professional examples and build your speech adapting them to suit your needs. [Read more…]

Important Tips for Delivering the Perfect Speech for Your Son’s Wedding

Father of the Groom SpeechIt is very important to come out as a nice, gentle and loving father. The father of the groom speech should be warm, kind and emotional. But it comes out best when they put in their unique personal traits in them. Every father is different and hence the wedding speech given by him on his son’s wedding should be different too (click here to check out some nice speech examples). The structure of these speeches is basically the same, but there is always scope for improvisations.

Using funny stories from your son’s childhood

This forms the USP for most speeches. There are surely some funny incidents related to your boy, when he was a child. A caring and loving father will remember them forever, even if his son forgets. If you put those stories in your speeches, it will not only be exceeding entertaining, but very overwhelming for your son. He will know how special he is for you. The wedding toast will become so special, that people will keep talking about it after the wedding is over. [Read more…]

Does the Father of the Groom Give a Speech at the Wedding?

Does the Father of the Groom Give a Speech at the Wedding?

I got a lot of emails from my readers asking “does the father of the groom give a speech at the wedding?”, so I decided to write this short article to clarify this.

The answer is a bit more complicated than you would expect. I can’t just say “yes” or “no”, although both answers would be good (I lost you here, right? Keep reading and you’ll understand). The idea is, the answer to this question depends on multiple things and I’ll present them below.

1) First, it depends on your culture and tradition. For example, in most countries like those from Europe or Asia, the groom’s father doesn’t give any speech at the wedding. The typical speeches in those cultures are groom’s speech, best man’s, bride’s father and eventually the maid of honor can give a toast if the newlyweds ask her to. While, in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, father of the groom speeches are quite often a mandatory part of a typical wedding reception. Or take UK for example, the groom’s father isn’t always supposed to give a speech, while the bride’s father pretty much has to do it, whether he likes it or not. [Read more…]

How, When and Where You Can Use Father of the Groom Speech Jokes

Do you know which is the main goal of the bridal reception where you are expected to offer a talk? It is simply to entertain the guests. The interesting point is that not only the music and the dancing, but also the wedding speech jokes are useful modalities by which the persons who will come to your son’s marriage party will have a lot of fun. However, if you decide to have a funny discourse or just to include a few one-liners, there are a couple of aspects that are very important and, therefore, you need to take account of them before beginning to compose the wording of your speech.

Do you know why? Because the humorous speeches are not suitable for everyone. In fact, the truth is that, if you don’t have the sense of humor, it is better to avoid the amusing stories, due to the fact that, in such a situation, you can’t make people laugh, maybe only at you. So, prior to deciding whether you go for a funny discourse or not, it is essential to identify if this type of talk is suitable to your character and personality or not.

The Funny Speeches Are Not Mandatory

Anyway, don’t worry if you discover that the father of the groom jokes are not appropriate for you, as a rather serious speech that is very well delivered and whose content is very well prepared can also be highly appreciated by the audience. What I am trying to tell you is that a successful discourse doesn’t have to be funny, it can perfectly be formal. It’s true, the informal discourses are, in general, more impressive than the other ones, but they are effective only when matching the speaker’s traits.

However, it is important to know that the speech jokes are not the single modality of making a discourse informal. So, if you don’t have the sense of humor, there is no problem: there are several other ways by which you can have an entertaining talk, that keeps the audience focused on it. Here are some of these ways: asking questions, using a direct speech, looking at the listeners in the eyes, etc. If you are interested in this topic, you find more details in the article dedicated to the conversational discourse, that I published, a few days ago, on this website. Anyway, you must not forget that it is not absolutely necessary to have a hilarious discourse, if you want it to be successful. There are alternate solutions. [Read more…]

How Long Should a Father of the Groom Speech Be?

Among all questions that many groom fathers have when preparing their speech, this is definitely in top 3. And it pretty much makes sense, before you start preparing your speech, you need to long how long should it be. That’s why I decided to write a quick post today, trying to clarify this a bit. Of course, I could simply give you a short answer like “xyz minutes”, but that wouldn’t be too helpful, would it?

So, how long should a father of the groom speech be?

Well, according to the standards and general common sense, a typical speech shouldn’t be longer than 7 minutes. Actually, between 5 and 7 minutes is the ideal length. This is short enough that you won’t bore your audience with your endless stories, but also long enough that you have plenty of time to include all the essential parts in it. [Read more…]

Father of the Groom Speech Template & Tips

Father of the Groom Speech Template & TipsThere are a couple of days in one’s life that are memorable, happy and full of emotions. Examples of such days are these: the day when you find out that you are going to have a baby, the day when your child is born, the day when your son or daughter is getting married.

In these days, you are simply overwhelmed of emotions and of feelings of gratitude for the blessings of your life. The day when you find out that you must prepare a father of the groom speech, that you will offer at your son’s wedding, is another important day of your life. But the period until the marriage ceremony or reception is also important, since you must get ready for your toast. In this article I decided to include some helpful suggestions that can be used in the process of creating such a speech.

Also, if you want to use some speech examples for inspiration, click here to download 25 professional speeches.

Template for the Toast of the Groom’s Father

The most useful advice that can be offered to a person that is going to deliver an oration at a special event refers to the topics that ought to be included in a speech of that type, and also the recommended order of such topics. That’s why I included a father of groom speech template in this post. This template is only a general one, that presents a standard structure for such a wedding speech. Great formulations for the topics and ideas of this template can be read in the resource (specialized for this kind of toasts) that is shown on this webpage. [Read more…]

Key Elements of a Typical Groom’s Father Speech in 2015

If you read a little some of the articles of this website, you definitely found out that the way in which a wedding toast (in our case, a father of the groom speech) is organized is no different from the structure of the small pieces of writing that each of us wrote as schoolwork. Such an oration ought to commence with a small opening (of a few sentences), followed by a principal section (much larger than the first part) and another small section, representing the ending (i.e. the speech’s conclusion).

Details about the topics that you ought to cover in the first and in the last part (the intro and the ending) of the speech that you have to offer at you son’s marriage reception, are presented in other posts of this website. This article presents an overview of the main ideas that are appropriate for the second section (i.e. the body) of a successful father of the groom wedding speech. After reading this article and others, you will be tempted to include many ideas in your oration, but you must not lose site of the recommended time span of such a toast, which is somewhere around three to five minutes. [Read more…]

Best Way to End Your Father of the Groom Speech

Best Way to End Your Father of the Groom SpeechThe truth is that, many times, when composing an essay, the hardest thing to create is represented by the opening part, that is the introduction of the composition. But it is difficult to compose not only the intro, but also the ending (i.e. the final section). This is true even in the case of a toast given by the groom’s dad. This article contains some of the most useful father of the groom speech tips that are related to the last part of such an oration. In order to come to the aid of the dads who have to offer a toast at their sons’ weddings, I created this article in which I included not only the topics that ought to be covered in a speech of this type, but also some pieces of advice concerning the creation of the final part of such a toast.

Main Topic of Wedding Speeches for the Groom’s Father

When thinking to the proper content of a toast’s conclusion, it’s helpful to know that every wedding speech should have its own main subject. This rule is valid also for the father of groom speeches. Let me tell you now exactly what this means for you. First of all, you must make sure that your oration has a principal theme; in order to do that, it would be better if you chose a main topic for your toast, even before starting to compose its text. [Read more…]