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Wedding Welcome Speech By Father Or Mother Of The Groom

 

Have you ever heard a father or mother of the groom welcome wedding reception or rehearsal dinner speech that made your day?  I don’t remember ever hearing one that tugs at the heartstrings. Have you?

 

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Let’s face it. A whole lot of welcome wedding speeches you hear at wedding receptions or rehearsal dinner are plain boring.  I have yet to hear any parents of the groom's wedding welcome speech that left an impact on the guests.

 

I am sure it is because we have become  so used to hearing the same sentences and phrases repeated over and over again that we have all become numb to the importance of making great father or mother of the groom wedding welcome speeches.

 

You don’t have to leave the fun to those who will be making speeches. You can add fun to your wedding welcome address by being creative and people will remember you for putting on a great performance despite the brevity of your message.

 

Wedding welcome speech by father of the groom

 

Well, let’s look at two wedding welcome speeches given by fathers or mothers.

 

Here’s an example by the father of the groom.

‘’ Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I am Dan the father of the groom and I have the pleasure to welcome you to the rehearsal dinner of my son and daughter-in-law. I know most of you have traveled from far and near to be with us tonight. I say thank you for your time and presence....

 

Now. let’s see this second wedding welcome speech by the mother of the groom.

 

‘’Good evening, precious ladies and gentlemen.

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you truly love someone, the most precious gift you can give them is your support and presence.

I know many of you have overcome all odds to be with us here tonight and I am incredibly thankful to everyone who has come from all over the place to celebrate with our lovely couple.  Once upon a time, a group of people was invited to a wedding party….’’

 

Which of these examples do you think will grab the attention of the guests and engage their interest in what you have to say in your speech?

 

Congratulations if you said it was the second example.

 

In this post, I am going to share with you how you can write a sweet father or mother of the groom wedding reception or rehearsal dinner welcome speech even if you don’t have a way with words or are a very shy person.

 

That being said, let us look at one issue that stands in the way of most speakers and how you can make things work together for your good.

 

Days before they give their wedding speeches, some parents of the groom ask us for help. I can always sense from the messages they sent me how nervous they are.

 

A whole lot of them have allowed nervousness to consume a better part of them making them think they cannot put together something short and simple.

 

Guess what though?  That feeling is not a bad omen per se. But you can always channel what you think it’s a pointless force into something remarkable by looking at the bright side of life.

 

Many of us have failed to impress our audience when we were asked to give brief remarks and they get haunted by that memory.

 

But you shouldn’t dwell too much on stuff that have occurred in the past. Rather, you should first believe with all of your heart that you can make a difference no matter how many times you have failed to live up to expectations.

 

You see, you are the product of your own imaginations. You can break through the negative blocks holding you back by constantly holding a positive image of yourself speaking confidently like a pro.

 

As you keep at it, you will experience a new lease of life like a newborn baby that can fill you with hope and also empower you to speak with grace and power even if you are extremely nervous as a passenger in a cab after the driver has forcefully slammed on the brakes.

 

Having said, let us consider how to get the right ideas for your welcome speech at your son’s wedding or rehearsal dinner.

You see, good examples are the backbone of all great wedding welcome toasts. Nonetheless, most parents of the groom don’t take proper advantage of this indispensable tool at their disposal. The few who does, copy such examples without actually making them their own.

 

Well, if you look online, you will find two kinds of examples: video and written examples.

 

The visual examples are meant to give you an idea of what to expect as you decide what to say, when to say it, and what not to say.

 

There are so many such samples online and all you have to do is to do a quick internet search to find it.

 

Youtube.com is replete with examples of such video clips. Now, this is what I want you to do now.

 

Go grab your pen and note pad and watch the videos I have for you right after this text. As you do, put down thoughts and ideas that you feel can help you organize your thoughts clearly and orderly.

 

Wedding Welcome Speech Video by father #1

 

 

Wedding Welcome Speech Video by mother #2

 

 

 

Did you find some nuggets that can help enrich your welcome address?

 

Now, let us look at the simple and ingenious way of writing and making great father or mother of the groom wedding welcome speeches.

 

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Have you ever thought of simply writing your speech as you want it and then make music out of it?

That will certainly make your speech very enjoyable and memorable if you sing it so well to the beat of a song everyone can sing along to. If your voice is as hoarse as mine, please steer away from it.

 

Again, you can mix your speech with some bible verses if you are a strong believer or it is a wedding reception taking place in the church.

 

 

There’s nothing wrong with spiffing your welcome address with some words from the scripture. But if you do, then make sure you sound sincere. You don’t have to force it if you are not a church person. 

 

If you want to go this route, then you can use this verse from the bible

Psalm 100

King James Version

100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

 

 

Have you also thought of starting with a funny quote or a good joke? You might consider that if you want to make your welcome speech absolutely hilarious.

 

Wedding welcome speech by mother of the groom

 

Additionally , you can flatter your guests by complimenting them on their good looks. They sure will appreciate your kind words a lot if you do that.

 

 

This isn’t done but you can make the wedding guests laugh out loud if you render your toast in another language. Suppose, your daughter-in-law is from another country, you can learn a few phrases in her native tongue and use that to give your welcome remarks.

 

For example, if she is from France, you can do part of your address in French and the other half in English. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

As long as you string a few words together, the bride’s family will like it a lot, particularly those who have made the trip from overseas.

 

Morever, you can start with how love brings people together by using a few quotes. Here are some heartfelt quotes you can employ.

 

''You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.'' — Julia Roberts

''Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.''

– Maya Angelou

''There is only happiness in life, to love and to be loved''- George Sand

‘’The greatest gift in life is our ability to love. Not in our capacity to receive it, but in our power to give it. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving. And what's more special, is that you already own it. You've had it your entire life — just the way you are. Now it's true, the ones we love always seem to hurt us the most. But one of the best lessons I’ve ever learned, is to accept people for who they are. To just love them — for exactly who they are. You can't change someone.’’- The Incredible Existence of You   Movie

 

‘’Love conquers all difficulties, surmounts all obstacles, and effects what to any other power would be impossible.’’- William Godwin

 

Using Godwin’s quote, we can write something like this

I know many of you have defied the odds in order to be here with us. I am indescribably thankful to everyone who has come from all over to help us celebrate the marriage of Dan and Melissa.

 

I want to thank you for that as your coming here has shown that love can overcome every obstacle.

 

Did you notice how I did that?

 

Furthermore, you can spiff up your remarks by using welcome or hospitality quotes. Below are some thoughtful quotes you may use.

 

‘’The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it.’’
-Unknown Author

‘’Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.’’
-Unknown Author

 

‘’People will forget what you said, forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’’  - Maya Angelou

 

‘’Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.’’ - Justine Vogt

 

Any celebration meal to which guests are invited, be they family or friends, should be an occasion for generous hospitality. - Julian Baggini

 

Can you use at least of the lines above to come up with a very short but meaningful father of the groom wedding welcome speech?

Can you put on your thinking cap and give this a try? It is not as hard as you think.

 

Again, you can use stories about the power of love or even love quotes to set the ball rolling.

It may be a story about your own life, your family, and what the lovely couple has been through to achieve this beautiful milestone together.

 

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People are able to relate to stories like that. If it’s been a particularly tough year, you can still use the opportunity to thank the guests for making it. They will appreciate it a lot more than when the ‘’weather is fair ‘’and everything seems to be going on as planned.

 

Finally, you can start with a poem that rhymes or not.  But have got to be creative here if you want this to go down well.

 

I saw this poem by William Browne and it can work if you are a good writer.

WELCOME, welcome! do I sing,
Far more welcome than the spring;
He that parteth from you never
Shall enjoy a spring for ever.

He that to the voice is near
Breaking from your iv'ry pale,
Need not walk abroad to hear
The delightful nightingale.
Welcome, welcome, then...

He that looks still on your eyes,
Though the winter have begun
To benumb our arteries,
Shall not want the summer's sun.
Welcome, welcome, then...

He that still may see your cheeks,
Where all rareness still reposes,
Is a fool if e'er he seeks
Other lilies, other roses.
Welcome, welcome, then...

He to whom your soft lip yields,
And perceives your breath in kissing,
All the odours of the fields
Never, never shall be missing.
Welcome, welcome, then...

He that question would anew
What fair Eden was of old,
Let him rightly study you,
And a brief of that behold.
Welcome, welcome, then...

 

I can make something short out of this. Here you go:

 

When I look into your eyes I see love

Love for a couple who knows how to love

It has been tough throughout this year

But you have shown that love and care

Is the best defense there is

Thanks for coming and we are going to pay you back for showing us some good love.

Welcome speech for wedding reception

 

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You simply pay what you want after you’ve got your beautiful speech.

Why? As you know, the current health crisis has caused severe hardships for most people.

Precious lives have been lost, jobs wiped out and families displaced, leaving everyone wondering what the future holds.

Yet, couples are still getting married and asking friends and family to give speeches.

Nonetheless, not everyone could afford our services even before the pandemic suddenly hit us.

So, we have dropped our normal rates so you can simply pay what you want after you have got your beautiful speech.

Please note: When life gets back to normal, this offer will be scrapped for good.

So, please take advantage of it now even if your son’s big day is in the future.

Even though we are going through this crazy time, if you do a poor job at it, your speech will be captured on video and your son and daughter-in-law and other viewers will forever remember what you said and would not attribute your poor performance to the fact there was a deadly disease in town.

 

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All the best,

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