If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you’ve noticed we’ve written quite a few articles about how to prepare a wedding toast. Now we want to follow-up on the previous articles with a general template for the groom’s father speech.
As you probably already know, at a wedding reception, this is one of the most important toasts. That’s why, in this article I would like to present to you the typical structure of the groom’s father speech, but before I do that, I want to show you the typical order of the wedding speeches.
Even though you don’t consider it important to know about, trust me, it helps. Knowing who will give the toasts before you and after will help you to better understand the speech structure. So, this is the traditional wedding speech order:
- father of the bride
- (optional) mother of the bride
- father of the groom
- (optional) mother of the groom
- the groom
- (optional) the bride
- (optional) maid of honor
- the best man
I marked with (optional) the speeches that aren’t usually included in a typical wedding ceremony, but in some cultures/traditions or if they want, the mother of the bride, of the groom, the bride and the maid of honor can also give a toast. Below you have the most common father of the groom speech template:
First of all, you will thank the bride’s father for the opening toast and also for hosting the wedding and all the energy he and his wife put into planning the wedding. Also, make sure to compliment them about their great daughter.
Then, you will also thank to all the guests that came to the wedding. Since they put aside what they had to do in order to be present at your son’s wedding, it’s always good to appreciate this. Continue reading