Hey there! I saw there are lots of forum threads where people ask about where they can find free father of the groom speech examples and since I also got some comments and emails asking on this topic, I thought it would be nice to write a post on this subject.
So, I’m assuming your son’s wedding is approaching and you’re realizing that you need to prepare the speech for this wedding. And since you’re searching for some free toast examples, it means you’re not that kind of creative guy, who can easily talk anytime, on any subject or improvise a toast on the moment.
It’s ok, I’m not that kind of guy either. When my son told me about the wedding, I didn’t even think about my speech as his father, I was too busy thinking about the wedding (yeah, I know in most cases, the bride’s father takes care of everything, but because my son and I are very close and we have that rare special bond between a boy and his father, I decided to get involved a lot in the wedding).
So, I didn’t think about my wedding toast until my son came home 1 week before the wedding and asked me and my wife if we prepared the speeches for the big event. That was the moment when I really felt the pressure of preparing the well-known “father of the groom speech”. Well, I gotta tell you, that wasn’t a nice moment for us (well, for me it was pretty ok, because I’m actually a guy that can easily integrate in a new group of people and giving the job I have, as a salesperson, I talk to strangers every day, so the speech itself wasn’t a problem for me, but my wife had a small stroke when my son mentioned the parents’ wedding speeches).
But even though I’m a salesman and I’m good at selling stuff to people, it’s easy to do because I have a plan that I follow and I have a 30-years’ experience in this field, but this was my first wedding toast and I didn’t even know where to start or what it should include. So I googled a bit about this and it turns out I had only 3 options:
- I could read all the blogs and info I could find about how to write a great wedding speech
- I could hire a professional wedding speech expert who would create a personalized toast exclusively for me
- Or I could buy a program which included wedding speech examples and some tips to prepare and deliver the speech
Free father of the groom speech examples
The first option would be to search the internet on this topic and read all the tips I could find and eventually find some free examples of wedding toasts which would help me to get started. And from here, I should have adapted the speech to suit my style and my personality. But the problem is, the internet is filled with useless blogs, where people don’t actually offer a concrete example and they share some general tips, which didn’t help me too much. It actually took me a full day to find some great articles explaining what a typical speech should include and I felt like I was getting nowhere spending all that time browsing tens of sites for little or no useful advice.
The second option would have been a great one, but it was quite expensive. I found some wedding speech experts who asked up to $200 for a single speech, so we should have paid $400 for both speeches for my wife and I, and that’s quite some money.
So, instead, I chose the 3rd option and I’m happy I did it. I found a blog where a guy just like me posted a review of a program that helped him prepare the speech for his son’s wedding. I got in touch with him, asked about the program and he was quite nice to reply me pretty fast and with all the details I needed. Since he seemed to be a sincere guy, I trusted him on this and bought the program he was recommending. For just $20 I received a pack of “25 father of the groom speech examples”, professionally written, by a guy who seems to know quite a lot about wedding toasts. Also, in this program there were other useful PDFs included, like wedding speech opening lines, funny quotes you can use during the toast, lots of tips about how to deliver the speech and as a bonus, a short and useful PDF about how to overcome your fear of public speaking. Well, I didn’t really need that, but my wife found it very useful and really helped her.
So, the bottom line is, purchasing that package of wedding speech examples and tips, was the best money spent on that wedding. And trust me, compared to the wedding expenses, $20 that I paid for that program is nothing compared to the value I got.
Now, I’m not trying to convince you to purchase any pack of wedding speeches, as long as you think you can write it yourself, but since there are many guys out there who aren’t very good at this, I decided to share my own experience with this. You should try as I did, first try to search the internet for info about how to prepare your speech, what it should contain and how to present it (actually, I hope you’ll find all the info you need on my blog, that’s why I started it in the first place), and then, if you see it takes you too much time to put it all together, consider the option I presented you with. Trust me, it’s definitely worth spending the same amount of money you’ll spend on 2 beers purchasing this great program which will guarantee you’ll have a great father of the groom speech at your son’s wedding.
Maybe in an upcoming article I’ll write a detailed review of this program, in case I’ll see there are many of my blog readers interested in this.