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    Default Divorced father of bride wedding speech help

    My daughter is getting married in September & so I'll have to do a wedding speech.

    The problem is that her mother & I divorced 16 yrs ago & the ex inlaws will be there & I never got on with them.My ex remarried & her new husbands family will be there.

    My parents are going...

    I've looked on the net & I cannot get very far with divorced father of bride speech..

    Since the divorce I've seen my daughter(& son) every month & we get on great.The husband to be is a great guy.

    I'd be reallly grateful for any help..I've been putting it off but the stuff I've tried really doesn't work..

    If you need more info please ask...

    p.s. I'm expecting some abuse amongst the sensible stuff..


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    Default Re: Divorced father of bride wedding speech help

    Never been there, but my first thoughts are to just talk about your daughter and the groom, and stay away from anything to do with your ex. Should still be plenty of material.
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    Default Re: Divorced father of bride wedding speech help

    This shouldn't be a problem.


    I would imagine 'regular' weddings where the parents of both bride and groom are still together, are becoming rarer.


    Just say the usual 'bride looks nice' and 'not lost a daughter but gained a son' stuff.


    Don't use your speech as a point scoring exercise, don't snipe at you ex., don't bang on about yourself and your new wife(or whatever). It is your daughter's day, talk about her and the groom.
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    Default Re: Divorced father of bride wedding speech help

    Do not, as a man in your position did at a wedding i attended, read out a poem that you have 'just written', for your new wife.

    Seriously, that happened.



    It was a terrible poem too, horribly written and badly read. Cringeworthy.
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    Just tell everyone how proud you are and add in some tales of the first time you did this and that her...

    The best one's I've seen have always made the bride mist up ...

    TBH, it's a day about her and nothing to do with her parents - the divorce is irrelevant.....

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    If goes without saying that if you are single you absolutely MUST show up with a nubile 22yo Playboy bunny as your date..

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    Default Re: Divorced father of bride wedding speech help

    Something from Mein Kampf orated in the William Shatner stylee. The delivery should draw attention away from the content.
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    Default Re: Divorced father of bride wedding speech help

    just to add what has mostly been said, its your daughters day, make the speech about her and her new hubby.




    but right at the end, add something about your now partner sucks you off much better than the ex did ... turn up with the bunny bint that zrx mentioned
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    Default Re: Divorced father of bride wedding speech help

    Excellent replies just the mix I expected many thanks..

    I'll certainly avoid points scoring against the ex & tribe.

    My new wife is very scared of going as no-one from my ex's side have ever seen my new wife(we been married 10 Years) before.

    I'll concentrate on the bride & groom but he usual thing about losing a daughter & gaining a son seems a bit 'samey'..

    Humour will probably be a no no.My family will laugh but I really do not know about the 'others'...

    Thanks for everything so far & I mean everything there are some naughty people here..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by scudbutt View Post
    Thanks for everything so far & I mean everything there are some naughty people here..lol
    We'd be naughtier if you post up some pics of the daughter.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnglishman View Post
    We'd be naughtier if you post up some pics of the daughter.....
    I do not doubt it.....so I wont...lol

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    Default Re: Divorced father of bride wedding speech help

    Quote Originally Posted by scudbutt View Post
    I'll concentrate on the bride & groom but he usual thing about losing a daughter & gaining a son seems a bit 'samey'..
    There is a good reason why they are very 'samey'

    'Samey' is generally safe, and to be honest its probably not a day/event for doing a 'risky' speech

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    Default Re: Divorced father of bride wedding speech help

    try ' not gaining a son, more losing a daughter' tack
    been trying to get rid of her for years etc.

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    Default Re: Divorced father of bride wedding speech help

    I suppose you could just develop a really profound speech problem, as opposed to the current little local difficulty. This is easy enough to arrange. Just forget about it until the day. Then drink about two thirds of a bottle of Dack Janiels in the 40 minutes or so before you set off. The rest will just happen.
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