Last updated on July 2017
This article presents examples of ideas that you might like to include in your father of the groom speech, as well as a general template that you can use to compose the text of your oration. But, before creating your toast’s content, it’s useful to clarify some essential aspects concerning the speech.
Your speech is recommended to be informal, engaging, entertaining and even funny. However, the overall tone of your speech must be adapted to both your personality and the type of your audience.
Details like the mean level of education and the mean age of the guests that are expected to come to your son’s wedding reception are very useful for you, so that you can make sure that your father of the groom toast fits the audience.
If you are a serious and grave person, you ought to have a formal speech. But, if you like to tell jokes from time to time, it’s perfectly to add a touch of humor to your oration. Another thing you should do prior to composing your speech’s text is to clarify its main topic. This topic is actually the main theme of your toast, around which you should build your oration.
I’m sure you remember the time when you were a pupil at school and your teacher was asking you to compose short essays on a particular subject. Can you recall what was the recommended structure of such a composition? Well, your father of the groom wedding speech should have the same organization as the short texts that were written by you as a school exercise. This well-known structure is very simple: introduction, body and ending. Here are some suggestions regarding the ideas that you can include in each of these three parts of your wedding speech.
An interesting idea of catching the audience’s attention from the very beginning of your oration is to open the intro of your father of the groom speech with an appropriate joke. This joke not only entertains the wedding guests, but it also creates a warm and friendly atmosphere there, at your son’s wedding reception. Moreover, this joke will relax both you (helping you at the same time to get rid of the huge emotions that might cover you) and the whole atmosphere.
Adding a touch of humor to your toast will keep you from having a cold and boring speech, without personality. The good jokes make your father of groom speech interesting and memorable, and they also make you a positive, funny, happy and interesting man. There is an essential aspect related to these jokes and that is the fact that they must be chosen with a lot of care, so that they would not upset anyone. This is very important!
Also, you must be careful not to exaggerate with these jokes; otherwise, you risk to turn yourself into a clown. It’s also important to avoid drinking alcohol, at least until you finish delivering your father of groom toast. The jokes can be included not only in the intro of your oration, but also in its body and even in the ending part. These funny moments can be related to the main theme of your speech.
Other things that might be included in the intro part are: a suitable poem or an interesting quotation. Suggestions of appropriate quotations and poems might be found on different websites and even on this website. A mandatory thing that you must do in your toast’s introductory part is to present yourself to the audience. You should do this even if one of the previous speakers or a master of ceremonies presented you long before your father of groom wedding speech.
In the body of your toast you should interact with both the groom and the bride, by welcoming her into your family and by congratulating him for his wife. You can also present the bride’s family to the audience. Funny moments from the groom’s youth and some advice for the married life are other suitable ideas for the main part of your oration. Be very careful not to offend anyone with these ideas! In the last part of your father of the groom speech (the ending), you must necessarily bless the newlyweds, wishing them many happy and healthy children, a lot of happiness and a peaceful marriage.