What you don't know about father of the bride speech samples-and what you should know instead
Samuel John,a philosopher was right when he said a father’s love is an ancient treasure.
But he could have been more right if he had said a fathers' words is the light that illuminates his children’s heart.
The latter quote gracefully casts a shadow on the words father's use on their daughter’s big day. It is however sad to know that many father’s fail to say touching words when they give their father of the bride speeches.
Two reasons account for this. Usually, they lack the confidence to say what they want to say before an audience.
Secondly, they are unable to put down their exact emotions and thoughts into words because they don't have access to well-written examples.
Father of the bride speech samples has proven over and over again that it is the cure to father speech disorder #2.
Father of the bride speech samples help get rid of the guesswork and the worries that’s associated with penning superb tales about ‘’dad’s girl’’. But it can be a ‘curse’ and not a ‘blessing’ if it is not used rightly.
To ensure you sieve the ‘’wheat from the tares’’, the following ideas and strategies have been generously given to you so you can deliver a thoughtful presentation with absolute confidence and flair.
Before we begin, it will be prudent on your part if you turn off your cell phone, P.C, or any thing that is likely to distract you because you need concentration to study intensely the father speech examples you have got.
Now, grab a pen and give it a quick read. Then study it a second time, and identify the parts you can connect with. A final observation will enable you to identify the theme, style and structure of your script.
You will be as boring as watching banana take a nap if you don’t get a theme for your speech. The theme is basically what your address is all about. Advice, expressing gratitude or poking fun, and son should be the main focus of your chat.
Referring to several incidents about your daughter’s life will keep it running on and on. There is nothing wrong with a long speech (if it’s interesting) but you will take so much of the other speaker’s time. An anectode or two is enough but stray from talking about events that will bring your girl down.
Get your own voice or style without borrowing from the example before you. Sentimental, witty, humuorous, landish, or a combination of two or more styles. Your choice should be a reflection of your personal demeanor and not based on sentimentalism or on the opinion of others.
No matter how eloquent you're or your intellectual capabilities, you shouldn't use big words in scuh endeavours as they break the rhythm, flow and understanding of your speech. Use simple easy to understand phrases and words and your audience will enjoy every bit of it
Then comes the structure. The structure is made up of the intro, heading and conclusion.
The introduction has to say something about who you are, and your relationship to the bridal couple. It is also a golden opportunity to say something nice about the audience and thanking them for sharing in the celebration.
Here's an example of a well-written introduction will go.
Today many people are cared for the future of today’s world but the message of this celebration in this room and far beyond is the right one – this is a joyful day! It is good that my family and you lovely guests are able to share in these celebrations because this is, as every wedding day should be, a day of hope,a day of warmth and, a day of strength when you know that many people have come from far and near to make it memorable.
In a sense every wedding is a royal wedding with the bride and groom as king and queen of creation,and the audience as great witness. Good evening,Ladies and Gentlemen.I am Mike, father of the bride and will like to continue my message.(Now pause here and read this sample and ask yourself if you can write something similar.Can you? You need not say no. Instead of saluting the audience, this speaker deliberately starts in high gear in order to capture the attention of the audience even before he tells the audience his name and role.What you write should be that close)
The body is the part that hooks the audience and paints a picture in their minds eye of the very first time they feel in love. Your words will also conjure images of the father-daughter relationship. Here’s what to include in this part and what not to include here
(We will cover an example later)
How your daughter was when growing up
Share memorable events you recall
Pay a tribute to her mum or anyone who helped in her upbringing.
It is also important to say some kind words about her siblings
How you felt when she told you of your son-in-law
Welcome your son-in-law formally into your family and share some marital advice
Refrain from commenting on her previous love life
Express your hope for this marriage
As always end with a toast by proposing one to the bridal couple.
You are free to borrow from the father speech sample or simply change it a bit to make it your own.
Now let me be kind enough and show the body of a father of the bride speech sample.
The promise you've made to each other today reminds me of what my dad told me about the wedding ring some 30 years when i married your mom. He told me to always look at my ring when the waves of marriage is rough for they will remind me of my never-ending love.Over the years,we've seen what he said then come to pass in our lives but in all that we've being there for each other unselfishly.
Vic, my daughter.Dan my son in law,listen to my words and they will heal you like the balm of Gilead.In this life, you'll experience pain.You'll laugh sometimes and you'll face the pressures of life.If you're unaware,it may drift you apart and deprive you of the joy of companionship and affection.
But if you look beyond the cares and burdens of this world,and look to each other for support and your love will burn brighter.In this is the meaning of your vows fulfilled and your lives will be richer and prosperous.(comments:there are many ways to write the body of your father of the bride speech and an advice here is just a step in the right direction)
Dan, my son in law, we most heartily welcome you into our family and we congratulate you on the choice of wife.You are very blessed to have Vic.(comments:all such speeches should formally invite your son in law to your family so you need to add it to what you would write)
Let me emphasize that this example and others can help you glean insights on how to write yours.So study it and grab your pen and go to work.You can make it!
Did I tell you that most father of the bride speech samples you see online are poorly written!
99% percent of those examples you see online are just terrible. A few are good. How then, do you sieve the worst from the best?
The ugly thing is you are not the only person looking at those examples. Several fathers are and since most of those people want an easy way out they copy or even borrow lots of ideas they find. And I guess you want to do that too. It’s rather irritating to overhear someone say…oooh I think I saw that on the net sometime ago… and others might feel the same way too and that might make you embarrassed.
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