The father of the groom is one of the most important people present at two people’s wedding. It is of great joy and delight for a father to be present at the wedding alter and see his son become responsible enough to hold the hands of a lady and start a new life together. He walks down memory lane as he sees his son slip the wedding ring in the fingers of the bride. He recollects his marriage and all other succeeding events that led to this day. This is all what a father expresses in his speech.
Rehearsing before deliverance
People generally are not very fond of speeches and so orators really to work hard in framing their speeches right, to keep the attention of the audience hooked to his speech. It is quite a task, and so it is important to rehearse before the final day. Fathers busy during the preparation period do not get enough time to sit down with a pen and paper. But, one has to put much effort into it, so that the wedding speech may come out as engaging and entertaining for the guests.
Emphasizing on key events
The father of the groom wedding speech comprises of a lot of events which a father would like to share with his guests. It includes his wedding, his son’s birth, his small antics and his meeting his bride. But, since the speech cannot be too long, a father has to make sure that he includes all the events at the right places, so that it can bring about the right response he is expecting. Do not stretch too much. Touch upon the particular events and pass your remark on it.
A marriage advice for the couple
This is important as guests expect a father to hand out some quick tips on marriage. But, make sure you do not switch on the serious-father mode on you. A little sarcasm and humor must be there in the advices, which you have picked up from your marriage. In the end, just give your blessings and get done with it.
You are your best critic
That is for sure. Other close to you may praise your attempt while you are practicing, but you are the person to understand where you are going wrong and what needs to be done. Correct those areas and practice a number of times. Try to memorize your speech, so that you won’t require using the paper. Also, try to put in emotions while you speak. Take breaks in between and look at people while you speak. Ensure that they are able to get hooked with the speech. If a certain joke has not been able to draw enough laughs, do not waste time stretching it. It would be better if you simple move on to the next part and put your best there. Remember your priority is to make your son realize your love from him, and not to earn a standing ovation from the guests.