My step-dad needs to try and think of something to say for his speech at his daughter's wedding in a couple of weeks' time. He is not in the best of health and has trouble catching his breath so it needs to kept short.
Anyone out there have any nice suggestions of things he could say or do?
My Dad was unwell for my wedding and also very nervous so he gave a very short speech and we also let him make it before the meal so he could get it over with and enjoy the dinner.
Here it is:
It is my privilege to propose the toast to the bride and groom. And seldom can a duty have been such a pleasure
It is a pleasure, first of all, because it is xxxx and yyyyy. All brides are radiant on their wedding day and xxxxxx is more radiant than most. And all bridegrooms are splendid fellows. This is certainly true of yyyyyy. I know this because he told me so himself!
I will admit to being a little bias when I describe xxxxxs qualities. After all I have known her for a long time, longer than anyone else apart from her mother. And Brides Mother joins me in telling you of our pride in our daughter. We have watched her with joy as she has developed into the young woman you see today.
So we have an exceptional bride, an exceptional groom, and more than that an exceptional couple.
Would you please rise and join me in the toast to the bride and groom.