The father of the bride is usually the first speaker. He warms up the audience. The father of the bride is in charge of making everyone feel welcome.
Guide to the elements of the Father of the Bride speech:
Welcome everyone and thank them for attending.
Offer a special thanks to the people who planned and set up the wedding.
Let everyone know how wonderful your daughter is. This is the main job of the Father of the Bride speech. Include a few anecdotes from her childhood.
It's fine to add touches of humor, but the Father of the Bride speech is usually heartfelt and sincere.
Mention the groom, and welcome him to the family.
Your speech should conclude with a toast to the couple.
Father of the Bride speeches are short and sweet, usually between 3-5 minutes.