My dad was so nervous before his father of the bride speech; he hates public speaking and it really affected his enjoyment of the events before his speech which I think is a real shame. There is a moment on our wedding video where you can see him chatting to a friend of mine and I can tell by the look in his eyes that all he can think about is the speech and he's not really concentrating on what my friend is saying. Watching this really made me think about all the other dads out there who would rather poke their own eyes out than give a speech!
Once he gave the speech though, he was fine and he looks quite jolly in this photo! Click on it for a link to a website which gives tips for a great father of the bride speech.
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