Photograph: Buena VistaEverett/Rex Features via The Guardian Kimberly Williams and Steve Martin in Father of the Bride.
Even for the Father of the Bride who is usually a confident public speaker the idea of standing up in front of friends and family may still fill them with a sense of dread.
The Father of the Bride speech should be in keeping with the style of the wedding so if you are relaxed about the order of events and want your father to feel the same let him know so that he can tailor his speech accordingly. Informal or formal, you will still want his speech to fit into the schedule you have for the day so make sure to let him know how much time he has for his 'big moment'.
If you are following traditional wedding etiquette then the Father of the Bride speech should include:
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