Father of the Bride Speeches

Father of the Bride Speech help, just follow our wedding speech guide

You’re losing your little girl and if that wasn’t bad enough, now you have to talk about it in front of everyone. Let us help you prepare a wedding speech you can be proud of.

No doubt you are delighted for your daughter on her wedding day and thrilled to bits that you get to walk her up the aisle, but you might not be that enthusiastic about giving a speech at the reception!

No need to worry, just take a look at our guides to everything from a handy speech checklist of everything you should include to honouring a deceased relative, and there’s even several sample wedding speeches for you to copy, whether you want a short version, a funny version, a witty version or a sentimental version to help get you started. No one will ever know!

From helping your daughter to plan her wedding to giving a great speech, our wedding speech guides are all you need to know about what to do and when to do it.

Good luck!

Daddy Cool: 10 Rules Of Successful Father-of-the-Bride Speech

13/08/13 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

Getting this speech right is harder than you might think. Dads, you have an awful lot of things to cover in a short time frame, so a planning structure and simplicity will be vital.  All families are unique and no two father-daughter relationships are the same. This means there is no template for the perfect Father-of-the-Bride… read more

7 Father-of-the-Bride Speech Sins

12/08/13 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Speech Guide

The Father-of-the-Bride speech has the potential to be the most memorable of all. Done properly, it has the latitude to be funny, thoughtful and deeply poignant. However, it also has the potential to go horribly wrong and become an emotional wrecking ball. Here are the “Seven Daddy Sins” of bad speechmaking… Narcissism Some Fathers-of-the-Bride (hereafter… read more

Funny Father-of-the-Bride Wedding Speech

06/07/12 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

Don’t stress over creating a funny wedding speech… just copy ours as a template! Image from Alison & Trystan’s Real Wedding As father-of-the-bride, you have an important role at the wedding of your daughter. You are going to walk her up the aisle to give her away, before making a sparkling, humorous and witty speech… read more

Sentimental Father-of-the-Bride Speech

06/07/12 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

Don’t stress over creating a sentimental wedding speech… just copy our template! Image from Sally & Craig’s Real Wedding As father-of-the-bride, you will have an important role at the wedding of your daughter, particularly if you are going to walk her up the aisle and giver her away, let alone make a sparkling, witty speech… read more

Witty Father-of-the-Bride Speech

06/07/11 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

Don’t stress over creating a witty father-of-the-bride wedding speech… just copy our template! Image from Emma & Jon’s real wedding As father-of-the-bride, you have an important role at the wedding of your daughter, particularly if you are going to walk her up the aisle and giver her away, let alone make a sparkling, witty speech… read more

Father-of-the-Bride Speech Structure

06/07/11 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

Making a speech is part of the father-of-the-bride’s role. Image from Gemma & Harry’s real wedding As father of the bride, your speech comes first so it’s a kind of scene-setter for the speeches to follow. Usually, the father of the bride’s speech is light-hearted and based on family recollections – preferably not embarrassing ones… read more

Short Father of the Bride Wedding Speech

06/07/11 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

Don’t stress over creating a short wedding speech… just copy our template! As father-of-the-bride, you will have an important role at the wedding of your daughter, particularly if you are going to walk her up the aisle and giver her away, let alone make a sparkling, witty speech at the reception! We thought you might… read more

Honouring the Deceased in Father of the Bride Speech

06/07/11 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts

Pay tribute to a deceased relative or friend by adapting this wedding speech template. Losing a relative or friend is extremely hard and can really hit home when you attend a big, emotional occasion like a wedding. Involve the person you are missing in the big day whether this is your mother, brother, sister, grandparents… read more

Checklist For A Father Of The Bride’s Wedding Speech

06/07/11 • Father of the Bride Speeches, Speeches & Toasts, Wedding Checklists, Wedding Planning

Tick off this handy wedding speech list and you can rest assured you are all set for the big day! Image from Diane & David’s real wedding As father-of-the-bride, you might already have been very organized and made good use of our sample wedding speeches for you to copy, whether you want a short version,… read more


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