There are so many wedding speech tips on the internet, but we will now focus on father of the groom wedding speech presentation tips, presenting 3 great tips for all of you fathers out there!
1) Use your champagne
I heard of so many situations when father of the groom speeches were failed because of not respecting some elementary, easy things. So, I now present a great and also tricky tip for you to make use of in case you feel that you need good ideas.
Using the champagne isn’t solely for the purpose of toasting. Yes, it is true that you can’t drink from the champagne before toasting, but it has a lot of other purposes as well. The idea I am playing around is an adequate and correct usage of your hands while speaking. If you position your hands in a wrong way, people will probably get the wrong message from your speech.
What could be easier and more comfortable than holding your glass with champagne while speaking? You can use simple gestures, such as looking at your champagne, lowering it to the table, taking it back into your hands. It’s so simple! You play around with it and thus your brain won’t realize how pressured or stressful the situation actually is.
2) Don’t be stressed
While you might think that stress can be avoided by the first tip, it’s a yes and a no. It’s a no because you won’t eliminate all stress with your glass of champagne! First of all, stress can be eliminated before the actual speech, before the wedding day while you are out in the city or at home preparing yourself physically and mentally for the upcoming events. This preparation might also include that you teach yourself to react normally, to act normally, because it’s perfectly normal for your son to be married.
Stress can easily be determined by your body language, your eyes and the way you talk. You don’t know if your attitude is exteriorizing stress or not? Ask your family members – there aren’t any better critics than them! However, I always said that being stressed is a matter of decision. You either decide to be stressed or to be calm. It all starts from the brain, there isn’t any purpose in making it complicated. Decisions are the causing factors for so many things.
3) Don’t play the big guy
I know that men always like to show off, proving everybody that they are alpha males, that they deserve to be called real men. Now, when it comes to your father of the groom speech, no one will actually be interested in how much of a man you are. Your family, the groom’s family and the guests will be looking forward to see your attitude towards the newlyweds and to feel your love for the young couple.
Sometimes, it’s hard for a father to be the opposite of the big guy thing. It’s all a matter of being relaxed and humble, because a wedding speech isn’t a competition to show off your qualities. Also, there is no need to reflect on the bad things your son did throughout his life, especially in the past couple of weeks. It’s her day and don’t forget that – if you ruin your son’s wedding, the price you will pay will probably be for at least a couple of years and it will be very hard for you to know that your son thinks of you with hate or disrespect.
Also, don’t try to include your qualities and how good of a father you were. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is how special your son is and why the wedding makes you proud and happy for him!