Have fun! Youre surrounded by friends and family they don't care if you fluff your lines. This is your moment to be a proud father-of-the-bride try and take in every second of it. Finish off with a toast to the bride and groom. Have a drink youll have earned it!
A few opening lines from fatherofthebride.co.uk to start you off
Let me say that its an honour to stand here today. I get to speak, you have to listen for a man whos been married for XX years, this is a big thing. So please do get comfortable.
Im very proud to stand here on the day that my daughter becomes someones wife. I see today as not necessarily losing a daughter, but gaining a son
and a gardener, an odd jobs man, a car mechanic, and a personal decorator.
When I saw (NAME OF DAUGHTER) this morning, she looked absolutely beautiful. I even had a few tears in my eyes not because she looked so beautiful, but because I was thinking about how my bank manager will react on Monday morning when he sees the bill for today
I must admit, Im slightly nervous today. Ive only had to stand up in front of this many people once before and all I had to say then was Guilty your honour