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Can someone give me a list of stuff that needs to be included on a father of the groom speech please?

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wildstrawberryplace Sun 26-Jun-11 18:17:09

Wedding is being hosted at the groom's parents house/gardens.

Have been enlisted as "speech writer" for the father of the groom who is my FIL confused

SoupDragon Sun 26-Jun-11 18:18:39

Father of the groom doesn't make a speech, traditionally.

wildstrawberryplace Sun 26-Jun-11 19:15:43

Yes, I know. I keep telling DH that. However, this is a Norn Iron wedding - each one I have been to over there seems to have a short father of the groom speech. Perhaps it's a quaint colloquialism traditional thing there?

Anyway, one is required for sure since the whole kit and caboodle is being hosted by the groom's parents.

JanMorrow Mon 27-Jun-11 17:07:33

I've never seen it in the republic but each to their own.

I guess just say thanks for coming and welcome to the family and isn't everyone beautiful and it's lovely to gain a daughter etc etc.. and insert witty childhood anedote about the groom. Keep it short!

JanMorrow Mon 27-Jun-11 17:07:49

oops, didn't mean the caps

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