(Closed) father of the groom speech/toast

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are not doing father speeches, and I can say I don’t think I have ever seen fathers or Future In-Laws speak at a wedding, I have seen a mom give a prayer, but that is it.  I only expect people to make speeches if they wish, and ask to, some people just aren’t comfortable with them.

I would say if he is having a hard time thinking of what to say or doesn’t want to participate I wouldn’t make him.  I think speeches come from the heart, and if you have to tell someone what to say then there really shouldn’t be one.

Post # 4
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46604 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Father of the groom speeches are becoming more common. They follow the father of the bride. Their speech should focus on their relationship with the groom. Keep it light-hearted, funny  and SHORT. All these speeches add up.

Here are some guidelines:

http://www.wedding-speech.biz/father-ofthe-groom-speech.html

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