Get Writing! 10 Ideas to Kickstart Your Father of the Bride Speech

If your daughter’s wedding is fast approaching, it won’t have escaped your attention that you’ll be expected to deliver the opening speech.

Traditionally the Father of the Bride Speech is warm and welcoming and includes fond words about her and memories of her growing up.

And while there isn’t the same pressure on you to be as entertaining as, say, the best man, a personal and gently humorous speech will definitely kick things off on the right note.

But what if you’re stuck for ideas? There’s nothing more daunting than a blank page staring back at you. Do not fear…

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5 Things Guests Will Wonder About Your Best Man Speech

Best Man Speech Thinking

Are you nervous about giving your Best Man Speech?

It’s only natural.

You’re the headline act. People are expecting to be entertained. They want the speeches to finish with a big bang, not a damp squib.

The truth is, much of the anxiety that comes with delivering a speech is a result of endlessly pondering the question: “What will people think?”

If you want a glimpse into the mind of your future audience, read on…

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How to Turn Your Outline into a Kickass Wedding Speech

Wedding Speech Ninja

In a previous post I showed you how to jumpstart your wedding speech preparation by producing a rough outline in just 5 minutes.

This is a great first step, but there’s still some work to be done before you’ve got a speech you can deliver with confidence.

So what comes next? How do you turn your outline into a fully-blown speech that totally kicks ass?

Well the good news is that it’s pretty straightforward.

As long as you know the right steps…

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How to Outline Your Father of the Bride Speech in Just 5 Minutes

Father of the Bride Speech Outline

How are you feeling about giving your Father of the Bride Speech?

Excited? Nervous? Stressed out?

Sometimes the hardest thing is just to get started.

You keep putting it off, hoping that inspiration will suddenly strike, but it never does. And all the while the big day draws closer and closer.

If this sounds familiar, creating a basic outline for your speech can really help.

So grab a blank sheet of paper and a pen or pencil. We’re going to outline your Father of the Bride speech in just five minutes.

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