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How To Easily And Quickly Write A Beautiful Father Of The Groom Rehearsal Dinner Speech or Toast That Will Wow The Guests And Make Your Family Feel So Proud Of You




Every now and then, I get lots of emails and messages from dads of the grooms whose dreams are to write heart-touching and funny father of the groom rehearsal dinner speeches.


As good as their intentions are, most of them have these mental roadblocks that prevent them from reaching their dreams.


Guess what they are? Most of them can’t put together their exact thoughts and emotions into very beautiful words because they feel they have to be talented writers to come up with the best ever speech for their sons and daughter-in-law.


Well, I feel very privileged to have written for very seasoned writers and speakers and I can assure you that having a way with words doesn't necessarily guarantee that your speech will be a hit. 


As you know, it’s not an easy walk in the park if you really want to make your precious son and even your entire family proud.


Here’s Why You Don’t Have to Worry


Wondering how to get the best words and ideas to help you craft some memorable lines without going through the usual stress and hassle?


But, you don’t have to worry because I have some good ideas to help you calm not only your nerves but also jot down the very sentiments of your heart.


Before we do, I want you to get this right if you have some worries about what to expect as your son’s big day draws near. This is what I do before I even grab my pen to write and it has worked for so many fathers too. 


Father of the groom rehearsal dinner speech examples


This Really Breaks My Heart


Even though I have been writing speeches for a very long time, I sometimes get nervous when a dad writes to me and say:

''Dan, can you help me give a unique speech? The towners are going to be there…In fact, 400 guests and I am very sorry for bringing this up on a very short notice…Please I have never done this my whole life''


Seriously, messages like that get me thinking about how to make things happen because I feel everyone’s case is different and I really had to go above and beyond to make this happen.


Even though I am quite experienced, there’s always this little voice that tells me: ''Dan, you can’t do it!''


Why I am bringing this up? I am doing so because you also get this irritating that will remind you of your past failures like:

  • You flunked English and can’t make it.
  • You’re not good at this.
  • Do you remember how you goofed big time when you made your speech that year?


I could go on and on…


This is what I do and recommend you do too whenever you hear those nasty voices in your head. 

Just ignore them even when they become persistent because you have what it takes to make all the difference this time around. 

So, constantly envision yourself speaking with pose and flair and your confidence will soar.

Always remember that you can do whatever you have in mind despite your shortcomings if you simply believe you can. I don't personally know you but believe in you because every person on earth is endowed with special abilities. 


Do This and You’ll Get the Good Words


That’s the first step. Now, let’s look at the next thing I do before I write father of the groom rehearsal dinner speeches.

It has got to do with finding the good words and ideas and phrases to express what's on your heart


First... Put yourself in the mood

How do you do that? By watching videos about the subject matter online or anywhere you can find well-written speeches.

By the way, here’s a brilliant piece I found to inspire you. You can hit the play button and soak it all in.

As you do, look at how the speaker presents his message and jot down ideas you feel you can incorporate into your own speech (you can skip if you’re in a hurry or want to get to the heart of the matter)

Here you go:



Besides that video, another great tool I use and I totally recommend which will make your task fairly easy are: father of the groom rehearsal dinner speech samples


Here’s a very short example just for you.

To write a rough outline of my speech using that example as my guide, I put down the three sections of my speech down on paper:

  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusion


This is what I do next. 

First, I decide to put down the opening lines of your speech and we saw in this piece how to write a dad of the groom's speech introduction that captures the heart.


This is The Master Key

Next, you have to get your ideas together for the main part of the speech or the body of your delivery.

You can then decide to write something brief or even follow what most dads prefer: letting their thoughts flow from childhood through adulthood or even concentrate on what makes your son unique.


Whatever your goals are, proven tools like wisecracks, jokes, poetry and even songs can help you put across your ideas effectively.


Suppose you want to flow chronologically, then you can first talk about how you felt when your son was born. To do that, you need some quotes to inspire you. Here are of course a few good ones you can use creatively:


Quote#1: '' Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person - a door which you may not even have known was there. That's what I feel with my son. There's suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life''-Kyle MacLachlan

Quote#2: ''I love my son more than anything. I will do whatever it takes to make sure he is raised the right way.'' -Bristol Palin


Quote#3: ''The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son'' -Sarah Shahi

Quote#4: ''My son has been the best thing that has happened in my life. He has been amazing, and he is truly heaven-sent. And so, I just feel all that love.''- Ciara


Quote#5: ''Until you have a son of your own... you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.''- Kent Nerburn

Speech by father on his son's rehearsal dinner


Let me ask you this simple question: If you were to write something about your son, which of those quotes would you use?


Well, I will go for quote #5: Until you have a son of your own... you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.'' -  Kent Nerburn


This Is A Special Gift For You

Ok…I am writing this at the start of a New Year, so let me give you this New Year’s gift.


I am going to use that quote. Now, this is a short example based on that


''Mark, my son, has been a blessing to our entire family, and I never knew how much love and joy my heart could hold until I saw this cute frame on that beautiful day when he came into my life….''


Did you notice how I used this part: you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as to personalize that message?


I guess by now you can do that. Don’t worry if you still can’t because we are going to cover a lot of examples to help you out.


If you want to talk about your son's childhood, then you have to put down how he was like during infancy.




Personality traits like being happy, active, kind, loving….can be used to describe his infant years.


While there’s nothing wrong with using those adjectives, you can go a step further by using similes and metaphors instead of those clichés or worn-out phrases to paint pictures in the minds of the wedding guests.


Ok, let me illustrate.


Which of these two do you think will make the wedding guests super-excited?


  • Growing up, Mark was a very happy little boy.


  • As a little boy, Mark was like a microwave. He was easy to handle, very warm on the side, and his sunny smiles warmed the hearts of everyone he came into contact with.


Which of those descriptions do you think will wow the guests?


From the happy look in your eyes, I know for sure you opted for the latter and that’s what I have in mind too.


You see, anytime you use similes and metaphors, you’re kind of painting a colorful, mental picture in your listener's mind, so use them sparingly if you want to enrich your message.


Here are a few good ones you can use:


  1. Instead of being active, you can say ''He was a bundle of energy or He was like fireworks''


  1. Instead of bravery, you can say ''he had the heart of a lion cub''


  1. Instead of being happy or having an infectious personality, you can say ''He was like the first spring rain''


  1. Instead of saying he was bright; you can say ''his memory was like a tape recorder or something similar''


  1. Instead of saying he was fun to be with or loving, you can say ''he was so sweet like a rose…''


Please feel free to use any of those descriptions to help you put down your thoughts and emotions into a very short and sweet dad of the groom rehearsal dinner speech.


What Should I Include Here?


The body is basically your storyline. So, please decide on the anecdotes you want to share about your son as he grew older. 

Speech for son and daughter-in-law on rehearsal night

That said; let’s look at how you can write other parts of the speech like your concluding remarks or toast.


I have seen from writing and reviewing speeches for dads that most of them take the closing remarks for granted but you shouldn’t.




Because it’s a perfect way of creating a memorable ending for the words you intend using for your son’s speech.


There are several ways you can do that and I am happy to share a few with you.


  1. Using love or marriage quotes to close your speech.


  1. Using love or marriage quotes from movies.


  1. If you have a good voice, you can sing it.


  1. By quoting from a love or marriage poem, you can end with power and impact.



As you may know, I love examples, so let me show you how this can be done using these movie quotes.


Movie quote a: ''Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime. Lead me, save me from my solitude. Say you want me with you, here beside you. Anywhere you go, let me go, too. Love me, that’s all I ask of you.'' – The Phantom Of The Opera


Movie quote b: ''The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.'' – The Notebook


Movie quote c: ''I promise I’ll come back for you. I promise I’ll never leave you.'' – The English Patient


Movie quote d: ''Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.'' – Braveheart


Movie quote e: ''It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.'' – Good Will Hunting


Do you mind using any of those lines to end your toast on a good note?



If I were you, I would have used the movie quote a

''Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime. Lead me, save me from my solitude. Say you want me with you, here beside you. Anywhere you go, let me go, too. Love me, that’s all I ask of you.'' – The Phantom Of The Opera


Using that resulted in this:


'' Mark and Amanda, on this memorable day of your lives, I want to leave you with a piece of advice.

Sharing your life with the one you love is a beautiful blessing because when two hearts beat as one, there is nothing you can’t achieve.

Today, you made your vows in the presence of friends and loved ones and when Mark said, ''anywhere you go, I will go'' it brought back memories of what my dad said to me when I tied the knot 30 years ago.

Mark’s granddad said that love is best felt when you share with some who’s not like you. I didn’t understand what he said back then, so I called him on the phone the next day and he told me that it's best to live forever with someone you can't live without. ''

Rehearsal diiner toast by father


P.S: This is what most wise dads do before they even put a single word on paper...Have you ever considered this? Do this and your speech will be well-received by the guests even if your writing sucks or you feel you're not cut out for public speaking.

Let's help you make your son, wife, and family proud and let the wedding guests say great things about your speech.

Here’s what one nervous and skeptical dad called Glen sent over after the wedding was over

Hey Dan, I just wanted to thank you once again for the speech you wrote with me. My goal was met afterward, I was told by many "what a beautiful speech" and received a standing ovation. I couldn't have done this without you. God Bless Dan!- Glen, U.S.A

Want to know how he did just that? He got on board our wedding speech program and one of our talented speech consultants helped him out.

Want to get on board? You should!

OK, Is This Offer For Me?

  • Yes, if you are expecting nothing less than a very special, beautiful, unique and memorable speech.


  • Yes, if you are overwhelmed by the pressures of work and don’t have the time to put together a very meaningful speech, so you can have your peace of mind


  • Yes, if you want your family, children, friends, and wedding guests to shower you with very sincere compliments…just imagine how you will feel


  • Yes, if you are not good with words and you feel you’re not a natural writer and you are struggling to find the right words but still want to give a great speech.


  • Yes, you get so scared anytime you’re asked to say something before an audience and you really want to save yourself from any form of embarrassment on your son’s big day.


  • Yes, if you are not too eloquent or not too sure if you are on the right track.


  • Yes, if you absolutely hate speaking in public or feel this is not your thing but you want to make your son feel very proud


  • Yes, if you have a day or less to the wedding and you are worried that you might make some horrible mistakes


  • Yes, if you are a good speaker but you still want someone to look over or review what you've come up with!

Wedding not too far away? Or happening in less than 24 hours? Trust me, we can deliver! it doesn’t matter if your speech is today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year,... we can make things work for you 

Just imagine leaving your entire presentation in the hands of skilled wedding speech consultants who will take away your pain of spending hours thinking hard and long about what to say and what not to say.

Also, envision being patiently guided to say something that will leave a favorable impression on the mind of your listeners.

And also imagine the thrill and feeling of excitement and pride you’re going to experience when the audience leap onto their feet and scream and shouts and even sing your praises.

Won’t you love that? I hope you do...


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