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English toastmaster Richard Palmer pouring champagne for the bride and bridegroom outside Great Baddow Church, Essex

English Toastmaster pouring champagne for

the Bride and Groom at Great Baddow Church, Essex.

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A Step by Step guide to delivering the perfect speech

Officially, the brides father (or close relative or family friend) makes the first speech and proposes a toast to the bride and groom. The brides father is expected to deliver an optimistic, sentimental and entertaining speech. As you prepare your wedding speech, keep in mind the following main points....

1 - You are pleased to see so many friends and relatives

2 - You are proud of your daughter and her choice of husband

3 - You welcome your new son in law as part of the family

4 - Some stories about your daughter during her childhood and teenage years

It is not appropriate that you should cause any embarrassment to your daughter or your new son in law.


Welcome the groom's parents, other relations, friends and distinguished guests.

Thank particular people by name for their help.

Comment favourably on the brides appearance, praise her past achievements and thank her her her part in family life.

Welcome the groom into the brides family with words of praise for his character.

To end, offer sincere advice to the happy couple and wish them well for the future.


Light heartedly break the ice and set an amusing tone for your speech.

Say what a wonderful occasion its been and tell a story about events leading up to the big day.

Say how proud you are of your daughter and provide a humorous insight into her pre-wedding years

Congratulate the groom on his good fortune and express your happiness in getting to know him and his family.

Declare your confidence in the happy couples future together and offer some entertaining thoughts or advice about what makes a successful marriage.

Thank everyone for coming and explain what's going to happen nest - is there a disco will the bride and groom be departing on their honeymoon.

End with a light hearted or sincere toast to the happy couple.


Thank all the guests for coming and anyone involved in the planning and organisation.

Comment on how happy the bride and groom are looking.

Offer up your version of the bride and grooms romance, providing details about the way the couple met, why they are so well suited and what they see in each other.

Recount an amusing episode involving their relationship and express your confidence in the happy couples future together.

End with a comical thought about love and marriage and propose a heartfelt toast to the newly weds.


Speak of the pleasure this day brings you even though you may have had to pay for it.

Disclose your feelings about giving your daughter away and the prospect of having to make this speech.

Describe the special relationship you have with your daughter and the immense happiness she has brought into your life.

Explain your thoughts and feelings when you first met the bride groom and your immediate reaction to the news of their engagement.

Offer some wisdom based on your personal experience of marriage and end by wishing the bride and bride groom a healthy and happy future.


Thank everyone for coming to celebrate your daughters special day.

Say how beautiful she looks and how proud you are.

Praise her and talk of her attributes (interests, career, qualifications etc).

Stress the happiness you've experienced in raising her and bring to light some amusing character traits or quirks she may have.

Describe the close relationship you have with your daughter and express your love for her.

Comment on the fine choice she made for a husband and warn him what he's let himself in for.

Wish the newly weds success and happiness and propose a toast in their honour.

You may finish by asking the assembled guests to stand and raise their glasses for a toast to "The bride and bride groom".


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Last updated 12:10hrs Tuesday 7th April 2015





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Toastmaster with the wedding party at the top table announcing the speeches


Keep you speech shorter than ten minutes. For most people the rate of speech while speaking is 110 words per minute, so limit your speech to around one thousand words.

Make it clear you are also speaking on behalf of the bride's mother.

Avoid in - jokes and make sure you explain references to people and places some of the audience may not be familiar with.

Add humour whenever appropriate and convey positive feelings of pride and affection whenever possible.

Memorize the first paragraph of your speech. It is perfectly acceptable to read the rest from a script and this may give you confidence and ensure that nothing is left out.

Remember to pause in your speech to emphasise a point, or to make room for a reaction to a joke or story.

Speak clearly, slowly and adjust your voice so that the person sitting at the back of the room can hear you.





































































































































































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