What Should Be Included in a Wedding Speech by the Father of the Bride?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 4, 2020 4:20:43 AM ET
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A wedding speech made by the father of the bride should include the following basic elements: a welcome to the wedding in which he thanks the guests for coming, some thoughts or memories about the bride, along with some brief comments on her new spouse, and finally a toast to them both. The father of the bride's speech is traditionally the first speech given, and may be formal or casual, as dictated by the tone of the occasion.

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