Help and advice for the bridegroom.
The wedding speeches are an important part of the wedding reception annd usually take place after the wedding breakfast.
Traditionally the bridegroom is the second speaker.
Here is a list of the main points to include in your speech if you are the bridegroom.
- Thank the MC for his introduction.
- Thank the father of the bride for his kind words / toast.
- Thank the bride’s father for giving his permission for you to get married / giving his daughter’s hand
- Say thanks for the wedding reception.
- Remark on how well the day has gone so far.
- Say how much you have been welcomed into the bride’s family.
- Show appreciation to the brides parents for the way they have brought up heir daughter.
- Acknowledge any advice given by the brides father.
- Present any gifts / presents ie bouquets for the mothers of bride and groom.
- Talk about how you met, who made the first move etc, things you have in common etc, include an amusing story.
- Compliment the bride on how beautiful she looks, say how much you love her, how lucky you are to have her etc
- Thank guests for coming.
- Thank everyone for their gifts and their good wishes.
- Pay compliments to the bridesmaids. Thank them for doing a great job.
- Propose a toast to the bridesmaids.
This format covers all of the essentials for a good bridegroom speech. You can add to it or change it as you think fit. Use the Share button at the bottom of the page to print this off or send it to someone else.
Let me know if you found this useful. Thanks, Ron
- Wedding planning checklist just for the groom (wedding-planning.suite101.com)