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Sentimental Wedding Speech From The Father Of The Bride

960 words - 4 pages

Sentimental Wedding Speech from the Father of the Bride

This speech uses quotes that are skillfully woven into his more personal message, which is a good way of adding humor and providing the speaker with material that is neither offensive or dull. He also includes several jokes that are popular in wedding speeches, but has given his own twist on them to add originality

Ladies and gentlemen, may I start my speech by welcoming the guests. Today, we are surrounded by most of the friends and family that have been important to us during our lives. Some have traveled thousands of miles, just to be here today. We welcome you all and thank you sincerely for sharing this special day with us.

As about half of you will know, this is my second father of the bride speech. To misquote Oscar Wilde from 'The Importance of Being Ernest:

“To lose one daughter may be considered unlucky. to lose two is careless!” Well. I guess that's O.K. because my being careless is how they came to be here in the first place.
Making the father of the bride speech, I feel a bit like a Sheik walking into his harem for the first time. I know what I've got to do, I just don't know where to start. You will all be pleased to learn that my speech will be every bit as good as last time. In fact, my side of the family will probably remember great chunks of it. Not really, although I am following exactly the same format. This means it will probably start off badly, sag in the middle with long silences, and then trail off into a lot of incoherent rambling.

To be honest, I did try to memorize this speech, but forgive me if I resort to my notes every five seconds. I asked for an autocue to be set up in front of me. Apparently, the wedding budget doesn't stretch that far, and neither does my eyesight.

(To the groom): We are delighted to welcome you into the family. By now, you must be wondering what on earth you have in yourself in for. I want you to know that my wife and I took to you instantly. You are a kind and considerate man who deserves a good wife. Thank goodness you married (the bride) before you found one.

I am only kidding, of course. There is nothing in the world to match the thrill of seeing your first child born. She was a beautiful baby. She still is beautiful - in every sense of the word - and she has continued to fill our lives with happiness and pride.

Everyone knows that she is a rolling stone and couldn't wait to leave home and find new adventures at university. Since then she has made many firm friends, some of whom are decidedly odd, but I'll...

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