Father of the Bride

A man has many memorable days in his life but perhaps the most important is giving his own daughter’s hand away in marriage. A father’s speech is aimed almost entirely towards his daughter and, of course, towards his new son-in-law. Speechesforyou.co.uk always try to avoid the cliché: “I feel that I have not lost a daughter but gained son.”

This will be one of the biggest and most exciting days of your daughter’s life and it is your job, as her father, to ensure that your speech fully reflects the joys of your daughter; as well as keeping aunt Mavis away from the sherry…

You can Spend a little time reliving different stories and happy times surrounding your daughter. Furthermore, it is an excellent idea to include your first impressions of your now son-in-law and, with any luck, how he proved you wrong.

It is occasionally difficult for men to express their true feelings and we at Speechesforyou.co.uk will make sure you end the speech on a note that lets your daughter know how proud you are and how much she means to you.

On the wedding day, the pressure may not be as intense for the father of the bride, so this situation is perfect for the ‘fathers’ to relax, improvise and deliver a speech with rhyme; example 1st verse:

I knew from an early age that Jane would be a success
Although as a teenager her room was always a mess
It was covered in books, education and hard thinking
She never came home smelling like she’d been drinking…

Or a speech with part poem; example 1st verse:

As Father of the Bride I must give a speech,
Maybe crack a few jokes and try not to preach.
To a room full of guests and some I don’t know them,
That’s why I’ve decided to write you this poem.

Or, 2nd example 1st verse:

Laura was a baby,
Born to Maria and me,
Prouder parents you won’t find,
She arrived just after three.

Father of Bride with poem.

What a fantastic service, having the speech with a part poem was so original, it went down a storm.  As you know I made use of some mementoes and old photographs which were nicely tied into the speech and poem, lots of tears and laughter, the perfect speech, thank you.


Father of the Bride with poem.

My conscience got the better of me once or twice, particularly as quite a number of guests said, “It was the best F of the B speech they had ever heard”. High praise indeed. No wonder I felt guilty. In the end I decided to keep my secret to myself and bask in the glory. So, sorry you weren’t flies on the wall to at least take some of the credit. Anyway, thanks to you and David for all your help, particularly with doing it all in such a short timescale. Seriously, it was a brilliant service.


For advice on the use of props during your speech, visit the ‘Props’ page.

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