“You had me laughing and crying at the same time. I have no idea how you do it – particularly being based thousands of miles away. Of all the father of the bride wedding speeches I have ever heard, this was the best. Yours is an incredible service and I will be telling everyone I know about it.” – Alan M
You may be in the very initial stages of research for your speech. If so, please call us to discuss yours. There’s no obligation and we may be able to point you in the right direction (including sending you a questionnaire to gather all the information you may need), even if you want to write it yourself.
If the wedding is more immediate, we can also work fast to help write or edit the speech for you.
The most common problems we encounter when discussing a father of the bride speech are ones of balance:
- The balance between the time you spend talking about your daughter and everyone else
- The balance between being light-hearted and more emotional
- The balance between giving the guests a real feel for what makes you so proud of your daughter whilst avoiding the speech becoming a hagiography (or extended CV)
- The balance between being generous with your thanks and welcomes without speaking for much too long
Experience suggests that there are no iron-cast answers and that the key to everything is relevance. Every father and daughter have a different relationship. So do every father and his prospective son-in-law. Every wedding is different. No two families are the same.
To enable us to write the speech for you, we’ll need to gather more than the superficial facts and figures that would only enable you to give one of those ‘cut and paste’ father of the bride speeches. Lawrence has built Great Speech Writing to help you plan, write and deliver something relevant and original, which means understanding as much as possible about the people, the occasion and your own hopes and expectations.
We can write it for you or simply edit a speech you have already written. The key to being a great father of the bride speech writer is to create something that sounds just like you (at the very top of your game!).
To discuss how we could do it, please call Seb on 020 8245 8999 or email us.
Many thanks Lawrence … the speech was brilliant, and received many compliments! You’re an amazing writer.
I received many compliments after my speech, not least from my daughter, which is the one that matters most! The coaching session was invaluable for boosting my confidence and ensuring I took the speech to the next level. The tone of voice was perfect, and the theme and content were so appropriate and expertly crafted. I am so glad we covered some of the more delicate aspects, which were written with such sensitivity and tact. Thanks for providing an outstanding service.
The speech went down perfectly, it really captured the girl and the moment. Just the balance of bathos, humour, etc. Thank you SO much!!
The speech went fantastically, a lot of practice with your tips and of course the writing. I was congratulated by so many of the guests, there were plenty of laughs and a few tears. I can only say that the speech was the most competent, personal, sympathetic and professional of the day. I cannot thank you enough and will definitely recommend you.