Post # 1
We are going to have a father of the groom speech after my father speaks. He’s not too familiar with this kind of thing and we’re nervous he might go off on a few tangents. He wants some guidelines from us, but I don’t want to get too involved or seem like we’re writing it ourselves.
I was wondering if anyone has any good articles online with tips for father of the groom speech?
Post # 3
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
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:
Post # 5
@funkyone8604: He wants to make the speech, he is just nervous which I think is understandable when it’s not like he has done this before. I have never been to a wedding where the fathers have not spoken – the father of the bride speech especially is pretty traditional, but I guess maybe it’s different in different places.
@julies1949: Thanks I’ll be sure to look at that link! I def agree about keeping it short… that’s why we’re trying to guide him a bit, to make sure it doesn’t last an hour 🙂 Thanks!