Humorous Wedding Speech from the Father of the Bride
Distinguished guests, those of dubious distinction and those of no distinction, family, relatives, in-laws and outlaws, young and old, friends, friends of friends, freeloaders and hangers-on – let me extend a warm welcome to Meradith and Naren’s wedding reception celebration.
Winston Churchill was apparently asked to address a prep school and he got up and said, “Never, Never, Never give up!” then he sat down.
Well you are not going to get away quite as easily as that, but I will try to be brief.
There aren’t many people who find themselves in the position I find myself in today. I’m married, 35 and I have two sons, yet I find myself in the role of “Father of the Bride”, but as I am Meradith’s brother I consider it a great honour and would like to say how proud I am to be giving away my beautiful baby sister today.
I know I speak on behalf of my mother and the rest of Meradith’s family when I say how proud we are today to see Meradith looking so beautiful, finally married to Naren.
During the time we have known him we have come to realise how special he is to Meradith, and everyone can see how they are made for each other.
He is really likable and easy going, and we are happy to welcome him formally into our family.
At this point in the proceedings, it is traditional to bring up an embarrassing moment from Meradith’s past or to highlight strange character traits so that you can have a laugh at her expense. But on the basis that she has as much on me as I do on her, in the interests of self preservation I am just going to skip that.
But let me tell you about the time she put an advert in the Surrey Herald that read “Husband Wanted” and she had 97 replies all saying the same thing . . . “You can have mine!”
Naren also tried hard before he found my sister. I understand that he sent a photo to the lonely hearts club but they sent it back saying “we’re not that lonely!”
Naren will be aware that Meradith loves clothes – especially shoes. She dresses to kill – beware Naren I am told she cooks the same way.
I would like to offer up a few...