The parents of the groom speech is one of the most important and emotional moments of a wedding. It is a chance for the parents to express their love, pride, and gratitude to their son and his new spouse. It is also an opportunity to share some funny and touching stories, offer some advice, and toast to the happy couple.
But it can also be challenging. How do you balance humor and sentiment? How do you avoid clichés and boring platitudes? How do you make your speech memorable and unique?
That’s why I have compiled some of the best parents of the groom speeches I have filmed at weddings. Whether you are looking for tips, tricks, templates, or samples, you will find them in this article. So sit back, relax, and enjoy watching these amazing parents of the groom speeches.
Funny and Emotional Parents of the Groom speech
Donna and Lez shared both a funny side and some tears while teaming up to give their parents of the groom speech. They talked about the first time they met Katelyn, the bride, and how they instantly knew she was the one for their son Shane.
They also talked about the couple’s mutual love of Star Wars, their son’s achievements, and just how perfect they are for one another. It was such a brilliant and authentic speech that the couple absolutely loved.
“Katie you’ve got so much positivity and you are a little bit cheeky but most of all you bring your love of Shame. You two are like Ben and Jerry’s. You go together.”
Donna and Lez touched on so many points that make for a great parents of the groom speech. Here are some tips to follow:
- Start with a catchy introduction that captures the attention of the audience and sets the tone for your speech. You can use a joke, a quote, a compliment, or a personal anecdote to do this.
- Thank the guests for coming and the hosts for organizing the event. You can also acknowledge the parents of the bride and express your appreciation for their daughter or son-in-law. You can add some humor by making a light-hearted remark about the wedding planning process or the cost of the wedding.
- Share some stories or memories about your son that show his personality, achievements, and qualities. You can also mention how he met his partner and how they fell in love. You can use some humor by teasing your son about his childhood, hobbies, or habits, but make sure it is not offensive or embarrassing.
- End with a heartfelt message that conveys your love, pride, and best wishes for your son and his partner. You can also offer some advice or wisdom for their marriage, or quote a poem or a song that suits the occasion. You can use some emotion by expressing your feelings, hopes, and dreams for their future.
Venue: Austinvilla Estate
Photographer: Mario Colli Photography