It’s all in the preparation or paractice, practice, practise.
One of the great wedding traditions are the speeches. As Father of the Bride you have the honour of speaking first. If you are not used to public speaking then this can be intimidating, but the truth is most people fear speaking in public – of being embarrassed in front of a group of people.
The good news is that public speaking can be learned! Following the advice here you’ll be able to prepare your Father of the Bride speech so that allowing you to deliver it flawlessly on your daughter's wedding day.
Probably the biggest key to successfully delivering your Father of the Bride speech lies in preparing the speech and practicing it until you have internalized it and can speak it naturally without hesitation – believe me it will boost your confidence.
Your speech should be structured around a beginning, a middle and an end, which we’ll look at in more detail, avoid having too much content. Check to find out if there is anything the bride and groom would like you to say
Wedding speeches are traditionally given after the meal, but they can be at any time, so it is better to check so you are prepared. Visiting the venue will help you prepare for where you’ll be located and the size of the room, but it also helps if you know how many guests are expected and find out a little about them if possible so you can tailor your speech to them.
Your speech shouldn’t be too long, as you’ll lose the attention of the guests, so you should aim for around 5 - 7 minutes. If it falls considerable shorter than this, don’t worry – as long as you say what you need to say and say it well that's what counts.
Plan, prepare and perform your Father of the Bride speech perfectly on the day and make your daughter proud. Good luck!
If you need help please contact me, for a reasonable fee I'll be happy to assist.
Have a wonder-filled Wedding Day!