You might want to add some father of the bride jokes to your wedding speech. Jokes and comedic stories are excellent ways for ending your speech.
The father of the bride speech is about 5 to 7 minutes meaning that any long jokes will not be well-suited. You should focus on witty one-liners in order to ensure that you do not go over your allotted time.
In order to come up with a joke I recommend that you consult with some of your witty friends or even a professional speech writer. The Internet is another great resource and you can look for quotes by writers like Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. This website has lots of one-liners and wedding jokes about marriage.
There are certain topics that you should avoid in your speech. Do not discuss sex politics or religion. You will not know half of the wedding audience making it easy to offend certain people. For example, I was at one wedding where the father of the bride made a joke about George Bush. He did not take into consideration that groom’s family were lifelong Republicans.
If you read this sample father of the bride speech you will notice that it does not have any humor. It is not easy to add humor to the speech because it is generally a sentimental and emotional speech. Nonetheless, adding a joke to this father of the bride toast would enhance the speech.
An example of a father of the bride joke would be:
“There are two times a man doesn’t understand a woman, before marriage and after marriage!”
“A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” And the father replied, “I don’t know, son, I’m still paying for it.””
If you think that you don’t have a good joke for the speech you may put some inspiring and happy story in order to capture everyone’s heart. Sometimes humor comes naturaly, so don’t force your self if you think it will just ruin your speech.
For more examples of father of the bride speech jokes and one-liners you can use a Father of the Bride speech guidebook.