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Amazing Story Of How An Extremely Nervous (Probably More Nervous Than You Are)

Dad Gave The Best Speech Ever…Got A Standing Ovation Even… Though He Didn’t Have The Skills To Write A Beautiful Speech…And Had Never Given A Wedding Speech Before!

And how you can do same!


Dear Anxious Dad,

I am Mark from the U.S.A and I have this short story to tell you about how I gave my father of the bride speech and how you too can do same.

Life Is All Great!

After I had graduated college, I found good job with one of the prestigious accounting jobs in the country.
Knowing how important marriage is to our family, I was so much concerned about the kind of woman to marry. A beautiful, tolerant and loving woman was all I was looking for to spend the rest of my life with.

I Meet The Love Of My Life!

When I met Joanne, we clicked off the bat and we got married after

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Ideas and tips to help you write your father of the bride speech like a royal!

Thanks to this great father of the bride speech sample, you too can painlessly write a heartfelt father of the bride speech!

Have you ever wondered what makes all things possible on earth? I know a lot of things are flitting through your wise mind as you ponder on the question asked.

You know words have a very powerful way of influencing the course of events and even determining what we get out of life.

Let One Of The World’s Best Fathers Show You How He Gave The Best Father Of The Bride Speech!

When King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden


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Father of the bride speech samples


Samuel John, a philosopher was right when he said a father’s love is an ancient treasure.
But his message could have been more profound if he had said that a father's word is the light that illuminates his children’s heart.

Sam’s quote brings to the mind the words father's use on their daughter’s big day. It is however sad to know that many fathers fail to make use of the right words when they give their father of the bride speeches.

Why You Might Fail-And What To Do Instead

Two reasons account for this. Usually, they lack the confidence to say what they want to say before the guests.
Secondly, they are unable to put down their exact emotions and thoughts into words because they don't have access to well-written speech examples.

Father of the bride speech samples has proven over and over again to be the cure to the latter dilemma.

Father of the bride speech samples help get rid of the guesswork and the worries that’s associated with saying something touching about your daughter. When not used well though, it can be a real drawback.

How To Use Them To Make Your Daughter Proud

First, get some proven or well-written speech samples and study them over and over again to get a feel of their structure, theme, and tone.

Turn off your cell phone, P.C, or anything that is likely to distract you as you look over those examples.
Now, grab a pen and give it a quick read a second time, and identify how it was written and also put down any idea that comes to you. A final observation will not be a bad idea at all.

Then, get a theme for your own speech. The theme is basically what your delivery will be all about. Advice, expressing gratitude or poking fun about your daughter can be your focus though there are other ways to do to justice to your subject matter.

Then, you can probably look at the sample speech the very last time and please swipe (not verbatim) ideas or points you think you can use for your own speech.

How To Put Your Thoughts Together To Form A Beautiful Speech

Having listed as many points as you want to plus some stories about your daughter, you can start writing. Just write on and on without worrying about the flow because you can always go back to re-frame your ideas and even clean up your speech later.
Deciding to make your speech long or short depends on you but make sure it’s interesting and that your speech doesn’t go beyond the allotted time.

Never Use These Words You Use All The Time

Get your own voice or style without borrowing from the example you have and your choice of words should be a reflection of your personal demeanor and not based on sentimentalism or on the opinion of others.

No matter how eloquent you are or your intellectual capabilities, you shouldn't use big words in such endeavors 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 your story line.

Follow This Order Unless You Are A Genius

Next is 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 to thank them for sharing in the celebration.

Here's an example of a well-written introduction

Today, many people are so much concerned about 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 a king and queen of God’s creation, and you as witnesses. Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am Mike, Amanda’s dad and Jerry’s father-in-law.

(Now pause here and read that sample once more and ask yourself if you can write something similar. Can you? Have you seen how the speaker succeeds in grabbing the attention of the wedding guests even before he tells the audience who he is. What you write should be close to that-if not better)

The body is the part that hooks the audience and paints a picture in their mind’s eye of the time she was growing up.

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
  • Pay a tribute to her mom 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
  • Always end with a toast to the bridal couple

Now let me be kind enough and show the body of a father of the bride speech sample. Feel free to borrow from this father speech sample or simply change it a bit to make it your own.

A Very Short Speech

The promise you've made to each other today reminds me of what my dad told me about the wedding ring some 30 years before I got married to Amanda.

He told me to always look at my ring when times get tough for they will remind me of my never-ending love.

Over the years, we’ve seen what he told us come to pass in our lives but in all that we've being there for each other. Victoria, Dan , listen to my words and they will heal you like the balm of Gilead. In your walk together, you'll experience pain. You'll laugh sometimes and you'll face the pressures of life too.

But if you look beyond the cares and burdens of this world, and look to each other for support, your love will burn brighter.
In this is the meaning of your vows fulfilled and your lives made richer and prosperous.

(comments: there are many ways to write the body of your father of the bride speech and an adding a piece of advice 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 your choice of spouse. You are very blessed to have Victoria.

(comments: your speech should formally invite your son- in- law to your family so you need to add it to what you will write)

Are you still worried and think you need to be a gifted writer and speaker to come up with a speech that will wow your daughter and the guests and make everyone proud, then please
go here to discover how a man from The United States gave the best speech ever despite having never given a wedding speech before but got a standing ovation and tons of heart-warming compliments?
His story not only inspires you but shows you how you too can give the greatest speech in spite of your fears and speech worries.






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Were They Right And Your Daughter Wrong?

Michelle didn’t like the idea of asking her father to give a father of the bride wedding speech on her big day.
She knew her dad didn't have a big heart to face crowds.

Her dad had told her countless times that

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Father of the Bride Speeches - A short recipe for nervous Dads

What you should know about your father speech



Image1Choose What Suits You Best

Part of making a great father of the bride speech is picking a style. Depending on your personality, you can choose to write in a witty style, intelligent, dramatic, tender, poetic, rhythmic, narrative, and even funny.

The guests are able to relate to your speech if you go for a style that reflects who you truly are and not what you think the guests will like you to do. Put your wedding speech in your own words because there is no one like you- you are the first and last of your own kind.

Let your personality shine through it. It makes you original and close friends and family will know that you are not reciting something fabricated.

What’s more, your daughter will appreciate your effort to making her day special. Be yourself by finding the creative style unique to you.

After you have picked your style, write down in a place you won’t forget how you want your speech to sound like.

Then start writing your speech. After you have written your speech, go back to read the plan you wrote. Next, read the speech you have written and see if you’ve achieved the effect you want it to have on your target audience.

Father of the bride speeches vary per culture, ethnicity, race, religion, social class and creativity. A sketch of the father of the bride speech shown below shouldn’t be used as the rule.

Rather the order can be changed to suit your personal style, ethnic background or social class. The sketch is more of a guideline to enable you think outside the box.

If you feel like adding other items which you believe would add a unique touch, don’t hold back: It’s important that you ask the opinion of a close family member like your wife or your parents if you want to do so.

Father of the Bride Speeches Sketch Below

Start by telling briefly who you are, not everybody knows that.

Welcome and thank the wedding guests for coming and sharing the joy of the day. Compliment their looks too.

Compliment your daughter and tell the guests how much she means to you and your wife. Talk about her character, job, hobbies and achievements.

Talk about your son-in-law and your impressions of him. Please put him in a positive light. His character, skill, passion and achievements can also be talked about.

Thank both families-yours and your new family for their support. A million thanks should go to your wife and the mother of the groom for their efforts.

Advise the couple.

Father of the Bride Speeches end with a toast to the health, peace, wealth and success of the bridal couple.You can ask your wife or her mom to propose the toast if you decide to do a joint speech and that will be very beautiful.

Below is a checklist of what your speech should have. After you have gone through it, please proceed to read a short speech and observe how the points have been developed closely.

  • Greet the audience
  • Thank the guests for coming, their gifts, and sincerely compliment them
  • Introduce yourself and your relationship to the bride
  • You may kick start with a story about your daughter or if you prefer, just thank your wife and all members of your family as well as others who helped to raise her

As you deliver your lines, please speak to them separately. What I mean is this: Say how proud you are of your daughter and advise her

Tell the groom how lucky he's to have found your daughter and welcome him into your family. Advise him too

Once you've said all that you've in mind, please make your toast

This is just an outline. Thanks to your own imagination and wit, you can give yours in a very creative way. For example, you can make your speech in poetry or render it in part speech, part song.

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Here at standing ovation, we know the difficulty many fathers face when they have to put down their ideas on paper. This stems from the fact they don't have proven father of the bride speech examples to work with.

Mostly, they get some from other places but that doesn't help really help because they come with no remarks. That's why we tried to get you one with its accompanying comments or commentary so you get a crystal clear idea of how to sail the stormy waters.

An Example By A Great King

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, what a privilege, what a thrill,

what an extraordinary feeling of happiness my daughter’s marriage

has created in our family.(comments: the speaker greets and shares his sentiments about his daughter’s wedding.)

I don’t really remember the last time a tear fell from my eye but I just couldn’t help it when I held Michelle’s hand warmly as we walked down the aisle this morning.

It represented the many changes scenes of life and the pain we go through when we have to part company with those we love.(comment: he still expresses his emotion here about his daughter leaving for good)

Michelle, when you first came into our lives, we were so happy and blessed.

So much has happened already. Now, there are two worlds – possibly even more - which from now on you will explore together, side by side with your husband and it’s a reality no woman can avoid.  

The joy and strength you’ll give John is like the sun in the daytime which, with its radiance, melts all doubts and darkness on earth and like the moon at night, your deeds should shine with a watchful and delicate beam of gentleness, which extinguishes the mischief and deceit used by the symbols of darkness.

(comment:  having said something about her birth and her life as she was growing up, you have to say why you think she will be an amazing wife)

John, I have never met a person with more strength than you,
I have never met a person with such a big heart as you,
I have never seen a man with such an inner beauty as you,

You radiate an irresistible mix of wisdom and beauty, charm and decisiveness.
You are irresistible and powerful, sparkling and playful, and serious all at once.

We know that you have overcome so many challenges in your young life but you haven’t seen anything yet. You’re the head of this union and you’ll be chiefly held responsible for whatever comes out of this marriage-whether good or bad.(comment: address your son- in- law too and advise him or say something thoughtful about him)

On this note, we welcome you into our family with open arms and great joy. We’ve come to know you, and we have seen how your cheerful disposition graces every act.

We’re also delighted to have made the acquaintance with your parents.(comment: never ever forget to welcome the groom into your family in any wedding speech you’ll ever give as father of the bride?)

Though you belong to each other, we’ll always pray for you and you can always count on our support. We wish you well and the almighty God keep you safe and sound!

Do you really want to make your daughter feel special on her wedding day? Then, please see the notes below about how a nervous dad from the United States gave the best wedding speech that got him a standing ovation despite having never given a speech her whole lifetime.

His story will inspire you as it will show you how he did that and how you can do same to get tons of compliments

even if you are scared you might not impress the guests and make your daughter and family proud.