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Our Mother- and Father-of-the-Bride Speeches at Our Daughter's Wedding

Updated on October 9, 2014

Our Personal Speeches as Mother and Father of the Bride

Toasts of congratulations for the bride and groom at their wedding.
Toasts of congratulations for the bride and groom at their wedding.

Here the personal speech I gave at my daughter's wedding. I also included her dad's speech because it was so touching; hopefully it can help other fathers who may be looking for speech ideas. Our speeches really touched the wedding guests and had many of them in tears. I hope you enjoy them as well.

The Speech I Gave at My Daughter's Wedding

A mother-of-the-bride speech.
A mother-of-the-bride speech.

(For privacy reasons, I have changed the names of the bride and groom.)

I'd like to thank all of you for coming. We feel so blessed that our daughter has so many wonderful people who love and support her.

My daughter, I am so proud of you for many reasons.

I am proud of your faith and belief in God.

I am proud of the love and loyalty you have for your family and friends.

I am proud of your humbleness and the way you have always treated those less fortunate with dignity and respect.

I am proud of your ability and willingness to forgive.

I am proud of your independence, your education, and the career choices you have made.

I am so proud to say that my daughter makes a difference in the lives of children with autism.

I am proud that you have dreams and are willing to reach for the stars and follow them.

I am proud of YOU, the wonderful beautiful woman you have become and the wonderful loving mother I know you will be one day.

On a lighter note, I am proud that you have never been arrested (the room filled with laughter when I said this), become hooked on drugs, or chosen stripping as your profession (more laughter).

And last but not least, we are proud of the man you have chosen to marry. To David, the man who has conquered the bride's heart, and her mom's, I am proud to call you my son-in-law. Not only do you love our daughter, but it is obvious that you truly adore her. What more could I ask for?

Thank you to the Johnson family for welcoming our daughter into your lives with open arms and loving her as if she were your own.

To her grandparents, who have been married 50 years, thank you for your love and for being a wonderful example to your children and grandchildren.

My daughter, I love you with all my heart. David, I love you too. Congratulations to the both of you.

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Her Dad's Speech for Her Wedding

A father-of-the-bride speech.
A father-of-the-bride speech.

(For privacy reasons, I have changed the names of the bride and groom.)

I would like to thank everyone for coming. It's so nice to see everyone. The wedding was great and Ashley and David looked so beautiful together.

I would like to welcome David to my family and welcome his parents as well. They are all genuinely wonderful people. I would like to thank them for all that they have done to help make this such a special occasion.

I would also like to thank my wife. She has done a wonderful job raising our daughter.

David, I could tell you were special just by how much my daughter adored you and by how much you seemed to care about her and her feelings. You're going to be a great son-in-law whom I'm sure I will be proud of. My daughter says she is only doing this once, so it should be a long, loving, marriage.

My little princess Ashley, you make me so proud each and every day with the way you live your life. I love you so much. You are so loving and caring, always sticking up for the underdog. you have grown up to be every dad's dream. You are beautiful, smart, hard-working and honest.

I am so very proud of the young woman you have turned out to be. Not that I had any doubts. You were a well-behaved kid who was always up for doing anything. I remember dragging you along to go fishing at the lake, which was a lot of fun. All those years I got to coach you in softball gave me memories I will cherish for a lifetime. One funny memory that stands out is that you were the only girl on the team who carried a mirror in her back pocket. Those were the days.

I look forward to the future as you start your own family and build your own memories. You will make a wonderful mother some day.

A little advice. Always say I love you when you say goodbye. Stay loyal and honest, and stand by each other's side. If you do so, nothing can come between you.

So let us raise our glasses and toast to Ashley and David. Ashley has been like a ray of sunlight on my soul since the day she was born. Now, she begins a new life and there will be another man to whom she will turn to for love and protection. But I want her to know that her daddy will always be there for her.

Cheers to Ashley and David's health and happiness. I love you both.

(A lot of the men at the wedding said that they were on the verge of tears listening to this speech—and some actually did have tears.)

My Advice for Your Speech

My advice is to say something sweet, say something funny, and speak from the heart. And of course, keep a tissue in your hand because there will be tears :)


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      7 years ago

      I gave my 1st speech ever ...mother of the bride...her father died 4 years ago so it was all on me. Thank you for your inspiration that I incorporated into mine. I gave it wthout any nervousness and was surprised by ALL the wonderful compliments I received from soooo many guests...even the DJ who said he's heard so many terrible bumbling speeches at these affairs and mine was simple and beautiful, the best he's ever heard. Thank you again!!!Here is my speech:Good eveningI'd like to thank all of you for coming and sharing this wonderful occasion with us. I feel so blessed that Elisabeth and Todd have so many wonderful people who love and support them. I hope you all agree the ceremony was perfectly beautifulthe bride made it down the aisle despite her panic attack in the vestibuleand the groom showed up without a single smudge of food on his white shirt!Id also like to thank the Chamber familyBob and JoanShannon and RyanAunt Darlene and Aunt Sharonfor welcoming my daughter into your lives.ElisabethI am so proud of you for so many reasons.I am proud of your faith and belief in God.Im proud of your ability and willingness to forgivegrowing up the only girl in a household of boys had its challenges.I am proud of the love you continually show your 4 brothersZach, Jeff, Ben and Tomyour 2 sisters in lawLigia and Jen and future sister in law Acia.I am proud of the wonderful friendships you've forged and maintained so loyally throughout your lifewhich made me lucky enough to watch so many other kids grow into such fine young adults.many of whom are here with us tonight.and the later oneswho are allowing me a glimpse of what grandmotherhood will be like.Im so proud of your independenceyour intelligenceand the grace of the achievements you've attained.Elisabethyou have always treated those less fortunate with dignity and respect. I am proud to say my daughter has always made a difference in the lives of so manyher helping hand always given when asked and offered when needed.PersonallyI don't know how I would have made it through to this new stage of my life without youyou have graced my life as only a daughter can.LastlyI am proud of the man you have chosen to marry.Toddyou came into Elisabeths life and ours during a very difficult timethe final passing days of her father David. As early as it was in your relationshipsomething told her that it was important for you to meet her dadand so we had the pleasure of meeting you for the 1st time at the hospital in his final days. You're care and understanding for Elisabeth helped carry her through a most difficult period of her life and I thank you. In the years since, not only have you shown your love for her but it is obvious you truly adore her. What more could I ask for in a son in law?ElisabethI love you with all my heart. You are my only daughter and my friend. You are a beautiful woman, a beautiful bride, and will be a wonderful mother. You are the best part of meand your father. From the moment I first held you and sang our songmama loves Lisamama loves youmama loves Lisa Lisa Lisa I love you You know the restyou will always be my Lisa and your fathers Peanut. Your happiness is my happiness and I wish you and Todd a lifetime of itsurrounded by children, family, and good friends.I am posting this in the hopes it will help and inspire another mother whos's in the same position as I was.Marsha

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

      7 years ago from Washington State

      Those are the best speeches ever. So love your lens. You have some great wedding ideas and stuff. A pro I must follow. Thank you for your twitter info. I so love the way you build your lens too. Onto more exploring, I have SO much more to learn. Thank you!

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      8 years ago

      I really enjoyed the speeches - for parents who are letting a daughter go - it can be a very emotional time. The speeches were touching!

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      8 years ago from Canada

      Just lost my mother 3 months ago. It feels like it was yesterday. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all during this difficult time.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I am crying as I read this lens too. What wonderful thoughts for a wonderful man. Bless you and your family.

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      8 years ago

      Lovely lens fellow Squid!Sorry for your loss.

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      8 years ago

      Lovely speaches!

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      8 years ago

      What a lovely lens. You touched my heart.

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      8 years ago from Benson, IL

      This is sweet. Something you'll remember forever.

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      9 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      The wedding speeches were very touching and thoughtful. Best Wishes to the Bride and Groom! :)

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      the777group lm 

      9 years ago

      I loved the speeches. Hey, here's an idea - since you've lost a daughter, why not adopt me?Or just send money, if you wish (and FYI, I've never been a stripper).

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      9 years ago

      Awesome lens - gave you 5 stars ;) Keep it up!Please stop by and check my lens Plan a Wedding. Thanks!

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      10 years ago

      Great lens, 5*, and I will be sending this link to my brother, who will be a father of the bride in one week.

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      10 years ago

      Very sweet and touching. Congratulations to you all.

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      10 years ago

      Lovely speeches! Sounds like it was a beautiful day.


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