Father of the bride speech examples 1.
Dearly beloved friends and family
As the father of the bride I am very happy and proud to be the first speaker today. I hope you enjoy my speech as my lovely daughter told me she would hit me quite hard if I screwed up the speech.
So, my dear Sue, I will do my very best with the speech. Judith and I had been talking about the wedding earlier today and we both agreed. The most important conclusion we have reached is how proud we are of Sue for being a woman today, for finding true love and for stepping into a whole new stage in her life. It takes a lot of courage, wisdom, love and sacrifice to decide that you will get involved into marriage.
Marriage should be thought of as a life-long dance with one partner. We are sad that a lot of marriages are broken apart nowadays but we are firmly convinced that Brian and Sue are all a different story. My wife Judith was the one who first met Brian and she told me from that very first day that she has a feeling, a positive feeling, about Brian. I was very skeptical as I thought that Brian is just like any other boy Sue met before, but I couldn’t have been any more wrong.
I saw the two of them sharing the most wonderful days in their lives, I saw both of them going on various trips across several countries together, years in a row. As years passed and their love grew roots, I also realized that there is something very special about this relationship. My daughter was all different, she started behaving differently, but in a positive way. She seemed to be in pink clouds all the time, but she wasn’t wrong, because her heart was the one who took her there.
This is all thanks to Brian. Son, I must say that I am proud of you. I met a lot of boys, all of your age, but I couldn’t have ever found a better match for Sue. Brian, I welcome you to my family and I must say – so that everyone knows – that your union with my daughter is simply perfect. Yes, dear people, they match better than two snowflakes falling to earth together. They are in perfect harmony and in great love.
Being married to Jessica for 30 years now, I must share some useful thoughts with you. Brian, you must learn to understand that a woman has her own needs. She needs all that fancy makeup, hairstyle, fancy clothes (from which she’d later wear around 20% only) to feel good about herself. She will also enjoy shopping for 5 or 6 hours in a row, even if the products she was looking for could’ve been found in 15 minutes only. You will also need to understand that even if 2-3 days occur when she doesn’t feel like making love to you, she’ll truly get back to you in a sweeter way a couple of days later. Women only keep testing you. They want to know: are you patient with them? Do you understand their needs? Can you love them even if they can’t sexually please you every single day? These small things are very important for women.
Sue, you will also need to understand that men think differently. Sometimes (not all the time) you will have to give up on your own will because your husband’s needs would be more important. Although you are the woman, that doesn’t mean that men require no attention. On the contrary: they require a lot of attention, but they simply shut their mouths and wouldn’t complain about the lack of attention. So yeah, unfortunately, you will have to realize on your own. Also, when a man wants beer or watching a football match, let him do it. It’s the same as when you want to watch your next episode of your favorite serial screened on TV weekly. Also, as you require going out with your girls, you will have to let him go out with his boys as well. Don’t exaggerate, though! Don’t hurt each other and don’t spend too many hours without each other’s company. Try going out with common friends, other couples or something like that. Freedom isn’t only about being separated!
Enough said for today – I am really happy that Brian and Sue are getting married and I wish them all of the best in their lives. Let us now toast to their marriage, to their future children and to their happiness! Stand up everyone! Cheers!”
Father of the bride speech examples 2.
This is a very important day for me actually. It’s definitely isn’t the time for jokes but the moment when I resuscitate my own bank account and hand over Susan’s spending habits to the understanding groom.
The amazing thing about weddings is that, as father of the bride, you can show everyone how really generous you are. I wanted to give you all individually an itemised bill so that you could wonder at how expensive these flowers cost, but Karen told me that it was not really the done thing… as she popped on her $467 hat!
Seriously folks, I have looked forward to this day for years. Susan makes a stunning bride and David is a good man, and I wish them every happiness for the future. If they are any bit as happy as my wife and I, then they will be very happy indeed.
Marriage is a very important commitment, so much so that you need a mortgage to pay for it! But it takes more than that. It needs patience and compromise, and hey I should know – I’ve been patiently compromising for years!
John has just looked at his trusty watch, which is the signal that he needs another drink, so, ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding. I give you… the bride and groom.