How to deliver a top Father of the bride wedding speech at an exclusive Gauteng wedding venue

According to our top Gauteng wedding venue, the father of the bride wedding speech is, as the joke goes, the moment where the man who paid for the wedding is allowed to say a thing or two!

In this article, we’ll share a couple of father of bride speech tips as well as some general guidelines on wedding rehearsal dinner speeches and funny wedding speeches.

Tips for father of the bride wedding speeches

Don’t put your speaking skills down

Since most people are nervous about speaking in public, don’t worry about saying “I’m not usually very good at public speaking” or “I am not really used to speaking in front of people” as this usually increases your own anxiety. Rather, start off with something you feel comfortable speaking about – even just saying “Hello” can help break the ice!

The weather

Talking about the weather is a cliché for a reason – it works! It also grounds the speech in the moment, rather than presenting it as something that was prepared weeks in advance. However, limit yourself to just a sentence or two or a joke.

The guests

Welcome everyone and say how nice it is to see all of the guests. Specifically mention the people who had to travel a long way to attend the wedding and thank them.

So far so good

Assuming that everything has gone according to plan, say how well everything has gone so far. Highlight something nice the pastor has said in the ceremony that you particularly like or something else that happened that was particularly beautiful or noteworthy.

The couple

Talk about the couple – funny stories about their lives, about the bride growing up and about your hopes for their future. Keep it positive and upbeat – although there won’t be a dry eye in the room!

Funny wedding speeches

It’s always good to include a few one liners to add an element of fun and lighten the mood. It is important to remember that you have to rehearse the delivery of a funny wedding speech. There is nothing worse than opening the speech with the punch line first.

But before you start thinking about father of the bride wedding speeches, be sure that the couple has a memorable location for the wedding itself. Contact us or visit us at Idle Winds, a gorgeous country wedding venue in Gauteng, South Africa.