This is one of the most important days in your life, if not the most important. As a bride, besides all the preparation you can encounter there are plenty of other unexpected situations to deal with, but the most important of all is that you will join destiny with the one chosen to be your husband.
So, this event has its share in being important for your and his parents as well, since it’s a new beginning for all of you. But many have changed in this modern society in which we live, for now the bride has the title of delivering a wedding speech. To say a few words (in traditional times) were granted to the groom who speaks also in her behalf, but nowadays everything changed, anyone who wishes can add a few words to the afterward reception.
In the line of speeches, the bride is the one who delivers the speech lastly, this way ending with some lines of thanksgiving and appreciation for every effort put in order to make a dream wedding happen. It is important for you as a bride to know how to make a great speech, what topics to approach and how to present it as well.
So, here are some tips that will help you present an outstanding bride wedding speech that the audience will remember. First in line is to observe the person who delivered the speech before you, because that way if it was your maid of honor or the parents of your husband, you can address some notes of appreciation. More
It is a complete art that stands behind preparing a father of the bride speech. When you begin to write the speech, it is quite common and general that you have no clue about what you are going to do. This is, however, not a reason for you to panic. I have seen many people who have lost control over panic. Trust me: if you want results, you need calmness and relaxation. Even if you believe that things have gone out of control, it is not like that. While the speech didn’t come to pass yet, while the wedding day isn’t today, hope is never lost.
Preparing the father of the bride speech consists of many small and important steps. If you can follow all steps to make sure that you have prepared a speech, then it is really easy to make sure you already have things in the right way. In order to make that happen, you only need to make sure to pay a lot of attention and follow every single aspect with care.
Dealing with time – beat time itself!
Wow, you might now think about this with seriousness: how is it ever possible to beat time? Well, the problem of people is many times the fact that time is gaining control over our lives. This happens in numerous forms. Maybe there is a day, when we know there are 10 things to do and then we end up completing 3-4 items only. This is then the main cause, the decisive factor to ruin at least 3 more days. It is not for any other reason, it’s just that if you left 6 unresolved items behind, which were due today, you will have 16 items instead of 10 tomorrow.
So, how to make sure that your to-do list’s items are all completed, before the day is over? The strategy is simple to be told, and probably a bit more demanding and harder to apply. The idea and main principle is simpler than you might have guessed: you only need a little re-arranging and a tablespoon of wisdom. Yes, things are truly that simple.
Let’s consider these things in the context of the duties you have, besides the simple (or complex) duty of writing and presenting a father of the bride speech. The most of your duties are related to events that occur as a consequence of organizing the wedding. If you are not retired, you also have your daily 8-12 hours of work, and then the arrangements only come as extras beyond the things you already need to do. This is probably when panic enters your heart, and you begin believing that there is no further hope and there isn’t any chance for you to have things done in due time.
Now, ask yourself a simple question: what are the things I could probably change? If you answer honestly, quitting your current job for organizing the wedding is truly not the answer, and truly not the solution. The solution is what you can actually change in the way you prioritize things after you’ve finished your work day.
The first golden rule for success is that you should never feel embarrassed to ask help from friends, or family members. The reality of the things is that you would always enjoy the help of others, even if you don’t admit it. The help of others may consist in simple and small things, such as calling for organizing. You can have some friends call to arrange the decorations, others to call for the suits for the men, and so forth. There are literally hundreds of ways for you to split important jobs and make sure to beat everything on the Roman principle that said “divide and conquer”. As soon as your big problem is divided, you will easily conquer every single aspect of it. Of course, the division of the problems in this particular way is not always entirely possible, or in some cases it isn’t possible at all. Even if there is no outsight to split the problem and ask for help, there are plenty of other methods to use. This is what we will now present below – other ways to go about it! More
Soon it will be the BIG day, your little girl is getting married, and you have to give a father of the bride speech, but what should you say. Speaking in public is not “your thing” but you know that you have to say something. And according to tradition since you are the host you will have to speak first. You cannot just say something about the bride and sit down. There are six parts of the speech that you must talk about and it should only take seven to nine minutes to say it keeping it to about a thousand words. That is not a long time to speak but for someone who does not like to speak, it can seem like an hour.
Remember when giving the speech you need to do with your head up, standing tall, smiling, looking at various people, and saying it loud enough so everyone can hear it. You need to do it with emotion, poise, confidence, and poise. Sounds like a big task for someone who does not like to give a speech or talk in front of others. One important thing to do is not to try and “wing” it. You need to write it down and practice what you are going to say. Say it in front of a mirror, know every part of your speech, backwards and forwards. If you are afraid of forgetting anything you can use index cards for help but try to not just read the speech. You can look at the cards but say it with love and emotion.
Bride’s Father Speech – Introduction
This is the first part. It is needed because there may be people from the groom’s side of the family or friends of the groom who are not sure who you are. This is also the part where you thank certain people for taking their time to witness this special time in your daughter and son-in-law’s life, thank them for taking the time to travel there, their special relationship with your daughter and son-in-law. The people you need to thank include: More
It is very important for us to learn how many great things can be done with the correct attitude and point of view on speeches. Showing your absolute best with your father of the bride speech is a challenge which is worth accepting. There are so many easy principles of wedding speeches we can apply at any time, so easily!
The look in your eyes tells everything
That’s right. In so many cases, the looks in our eyes tell everything. Whether we feel angry, happy, depressed, in love, with compassion, full of hate or just about anything else – people can read those feelings from our eyes. This is because we know that the eyes are the mirrors of one’s soul.
Thus, you will clearly know that people will read your entire inner world by a simple look into your eyes. If you have an inner world which lives with hatred, negative feelings, fears and things like that then you won’t really have a great father of the bride speech. Why? Your heart will make it impossible for you to speak up to the standards that are desired with every single wedding. More
Wedding speeches should all be filled with emotions, honest feelings, perfect expressions of different ideals and words of wisdom, gratitude, happiness and perfect timing. As a matter of fact, the timing is probably the hardest thing in father of the bride wedding speeches. As her father, you would most probably desire speaking for at least half an hour, but unfortunately your time-frame must be reduced and limited to 5 minutes of speaking. It may seem a lot on first sight, but experiences of people who went through their own wedding speeches reveal that this time amount is not quite enough. So how can you become the perfect organizer of your own speech to respect all timings and don’t exceed the 5 minutes, yet keep the entire meaning of the speech with all essential speech elements? It’s sometimes hard to understand but if you follow this article with attention, you might understand what it takes.
You need a lot of time management in wedding speeches. How to handle your time while preparing the father of the bride speech? Let me show you a checklist:
Make up at least 5 different versions of your speech. And I really mean different, not like changing 1 or 2 sentences. I recommend 10 or 15 versions.
Now, take out every version separately, turning them into final versions (details on that below).
Review the structuring of your speech as it must contain:
A short but to-the-point introduction greeting all guests and capturing attention
A speech body to contain everything you’ve got to say
Ending words of wisdom, quotes
Check the introduction – does it seem like a real introduction to you? Would it capture your attention if you were a critic?
Checking the speech body is very complex, but we’ll deal with that further on within this article.
You need to carefully pick the ending words of wisdom and/or quotes you might want to read. People would appreciate your own words of wisdom but sometimes a quote is significantly better and more meaningful.
Pick a stylish toast proposal sentencing and use it trustfully!
Of course, the ideal wedding speeches for father of the bride start the preparing process at least 2-3 weeks before the main event. You should never try doing everything on the last mile as you will probably not be able to keep the pace and not be able to come up with a good speech. More