At most weddings it is expected that a father of the bride speech will be made during the reception. This is a time that is quite poignant and may cause many guests to shed a few tears. The bride’s father will direct his remarks at the happy couple, but most of the speech will be words that pay honor to his beloved daughter.
While some individuals will write an entire speech out by hand and read it aloud there are others who simply prefer to speak off the cuff’ or use a few note cards as cues. The father of the bride speech generally coincides with a bridal toast, although this is not mandatory.
If you are wondering what to say at your daughter’s wedding there are some wonderful speeches that are now available online. You will not want to copy a speech word for word, but you can certainly find inspiration when you browse through some of the father of the bride speeches and toasts that others have used in the past. Sometimes all it takes is one shining moment where you read a few special words and that light bulb’ will begin to flash as you realize you really do know exactly what you are going to say when it is your turn to be in the wedding spotlight.