Do you know why most wedding speeches fail? It’s because whoever gives the speech doesn’t interact with the audience at all. It’s like he/she is a robot, reading a story from a piece of paper. Don’t ever do that. Read this article to find out more about this and how important this is for delivering a great speech (click here for some speech examples where you actually interact with the audience).
In the following paragraphs you will discover not only the precise categories of guests that should be included in the wedding speeches that are delivered by the men whose sons are getting married, but also the reasons for which it is so important to involve these persons in your discourse and even the modalities in which you should make these guests become a part of your talk.
To put it more accurately, this post provides useful answers to the questions: “Who?”, “Why?” and “How?”, related to the fact of interacting with the audience while offering a speech at a bridal reception.
WHY to Involve Other Persons in Your Speech?
It’s recommended to interact with your audience for two main reasons:
- You have some family and moral obligations to include them into your talk. These duties and responsibilities are caused by your actual relationship to one of the newlyweds: you are the father of the groom, and exactly this important position gives you these obligations, about which you will find out more in the subsequent sections. All I can tell you right now is that your most important duties during such a talk refer to: greeting, thanking, welcoming, congratulating, complimenting, describing, telling, proposing a toast and maybe offering some hints.
- This is one of your discourse’s aspects that are mandatory for making your listeners enjoy you and your talk. This is happening because, on the one hand, if you involve the attendees in your speech, you show them that they are important to you, to your family and, therefore, to the newlyweds, and this simple fact, of being a part of your discourse, will make the guests feel very well and, as a result, they will remember and speak with a lot of pleasure about your talk. On the other hand, if you don’t interact with the persons who will look at you and listen to you, they won’t like that and, consequently, they will dislike your discourse and maybe even you, your family and the newlyweds. So, make sure you will meet their expectations.
WHO Should Be Included in a Father of the Groom Speech?
In this section of this article that is dedicated to the father of the groom wedding speeches, I reveal the persons and also the groups of persons whom you ought to interact with while speaking at your son’s bridal reception. The newlyweds are the most important individuals from this point of view. You should interact with them both separately and unitary. More details regarding the ways in which you should make them a part of your talk are provided in the next section of this article. [Read more…]