So, your daughter is going to marry soon and, during the wedding reception (more precisely, during the part when the toasts are delivered) you will give a father of the bride speech. I suppose you are worried because you don't know whence to begin working on this speech. Well, don't worry, you have reached the right webpage, since this article will tell you what are the stages, and also the steps that you have to cover in order to be able to deliver a successful wedding toast.
This article not only reveals you the necessary phases, but also the most important tips on how to prepare a great father of the bride wedding speech. So, this article deals only with the preparation tips; the composition tips and the presentation tips are covered in other posts of this website. In order to understand the different categories of the available tips related to speeches, let me tell you a few words about the main stages of the whole process of delivering a speech.
These are the stages you have to go through in order to be able to give a father of the bride toast like a professional public speaker. First of all, you will have to go through the preparation stage (the one covered in this article), during which you will have to prepare for creating the content of the speech and also for delivering the toast at the wedding reception.
The other two stages are: the composition stage, which refers to the process of creating the text of the oration, and the presentation stage, which represents the act of delivering the father of bride speech at the reception organized after the ceremony of your daughter's wedding. As I told you above, these two stages are covered in the corresponding posts on this website. Now, let's get back to the subject of this article: the tips related to the preparation of your toast.
The first preparation tip is about planning. The first and the most important thing that you have to do when it comes to giving a speech is to plan all the necessary activities. In order to do that, you must first determine what are these activities and also what are the small tasks that compose them. For making sure that you will deliver a great father of the bride speech, you must create a plan from all these tasks and you must also follow this plan, adjusting it when you think it's necessary.
The second tip concerning the preparation refers to the coordination of speeches: before or immediately after you have established what ideas you would like to include in your toast, you should make sure that you will not say the same stories or jokes as other speakers. Or, at least, try to tell them in a different way. In order to coordinate your father of the bride wedding speech with the other toasts, you ought to find out or guess what ideas would like to communicate in their speeches the other speakers that might tell the same things as you. For example, you should know what your wife (the bride's mother) intends to say in her toast, if she is expected to give a speech, of course.
The third essential tip related to the way you should prepare your speech refers to repetition: you must necessarily practice your father of the bride toast in the period before the wedding reception. The repetition of the speech can have an important advantage, only if you imagine, while repeating it, that you are at the reception and all the guests are in front of you, listening to you.
This benefit is that you will be able to deliver your toast at the wedding, without having emotions, because, by practicing the speech, you get used to speaking in front of a large audience. But you must also be aware of the main downside of this preparation tip: if you repeat your father of the bride speech many times, you risk to learn it by heart and, as a result, chances are that you will deliver it during the toast part of the wedding reception like a pupil telling the lesson at school. You can avoid this by using the presentation tips described in the corresponding article on this website.