One of the most common questions I get from brides today is about Father of the Bride toasts – while some dads are ready to gush, more often, it can be hard for dads to capture how much they love you and what this day means to them in a few paragraphs.
If your dad is struggling to find the words for your big day, this “Dad Libs” works like a charm:
It works well to end the speech with a toast. A traditional one like this is always an option:
May you have a happy and successful marriage.
May God bless your marriage and your children.
May we remind you that a good marriage is based on friendship as well as love.
When children find true love, their parents find true joy.
To your joy and ours from this day forward!
For more inspiration, you can read what my dad said when I married my husband here.
Finally, if your dad is not going to be a part of your wedding for some reason, remember there are lots of other ways to kick off the reception – with a blessing from your officiant, a speech from someone else who raised you, or a welcome toast from the bride and groom!