The Father of the Bride's Speech
Traditionally the father of the bride starts the speeches and sets the tone. It is a big moment for father and daughter, and the rest of the family.
- He thanks the guests for coming and those involved with organising and paying for the wedding.
- He may then indulge in some tales and affectionate anecdotes about the bride, before welcoming the groom into the family.
- The father of the bride's speech finishes with a toast to 'the bride and groom'.
- This role can be filled by whoever gave the bride away, be it a brother, uncle or godfather.