If you have the right resources at your disposal, creating and delivering an excellent mother of bride speech can be some very simple, easy and quick activities. Otherwise, not only can these tasks take you much longer time, but also the quality of the end result, i.e., the content of the discourse and the manner of delivering it, can be much inferior. This means that the information is everything, even when it comes to the toast that will be offered by a woman at her daughter’s marriage reception.
Especially for providing such useful information, I created this series of articles, whose first post is the one that you are reading right now, series which is dedicated to this type of wedding speech. This collection of posts will be not just a source of many helpful resources for creating and offering a great oration, but also an online tutorial that will guide you through this whole process whose final result is represented by the toast’s delivery. I must also tell you that this series of posts is entirely published on this website.
In this opening post I included almost all major topics that will be dealt with in this collection. For each such topic, you can find a brief description in this post, while its detailed description is included in another article or in other articles of this series that is focused on the mother of the bride speeches. Of course, there are also some ideas that are connected to the major topics and which are discussed in more detail in the articles dedicated to the respective topic, without being mentioned in this post.
Anyway, if you are really interested in delivering a successful discourse during the toast part of the reception that celebrates your daughter’s wedding, I highly encourage you to read all the articles in this collection. An aspect that makes these articles even more precious and valuable is that most of the tips, examples, samples, templates and details included in them are valid for any kind of wedding toast, be it the one of the father of the bride or of the groom’s parents. On top of all that, all the other ideas presented in this collection can be adapted very easily for any other wedding speaker.
Purposes of Mother of the Bride Speech
While doing any activity or task, you should be aware of its purpose. In other words, you ought to know exactly why you are doing that thing. More precisely, you should know the answers to these questions: What is the aim, the objective of accomplishing that task? What am I trying to achieve by doing that job? Well, this piece of advice is valid also when it comes to the bride’s mother wedding speeches. I must tell you that the primary objectives of your discourse are to:
- provide a brief description of the bride, since she is your daughter;
- welcome the guests and thank them for their presence, especially if you and your husband, the bride’s father, have organized the reception, as the etiquette in some regions suggests;
- bless the new couple, as every other speaker should do.
These three goals refer to the content of the oration; therefore, you should have them in your mind while composing its text. But every other task that is necessary for offering this toast has its own purposes. You can find out more about this in the article focused on the goals related to this kind of talk or in the posts that describe its content. The mother of the bride speech samples and examples that are presented in some articles of this series can help you to identify the purposes of each important section of the discourse. Moreover, the posts that deal with the stages and steps that are necessary for the talk also specify the goals of each such step.
How You Should Appear
While delivering your discourse, it’s very important to leave a good impression to the attendees. You can do that by modeling the professional public speakers. They are very relaxed while they are offering their speeches, and also very confident and pleasant. Anyway, while giving your mother of bride wedding speech, you ought to avoid looking like a cold person or like a pupil telling the lesson in front of the classroom. Read more about your possible image in the attendees’ minds in the post that is focused on this subject, as well as in the articles that deal with the way of delivering the toast.
Recommended Qualities of the Wedding Speech
There are a couple of attributes that any discourse that will be delivered at a marriage reception should have. The most important such attributes are: short, simple and concise. The duration that is, in general, considered acceptable for the wedding toasts is somewhere in the region of five minutes. The simpleness of such a speech refers to the language style; the sophisticated expressions should be avoided. More details about the desirable features of this type of talk are included in the article dedicated to this topic.
The Necessary Stages and Steps
The whole activity that refers to the discourse that you will give at your daughter’s wedding contains some distinct stages, steps and sub-steps, which you should complete. The primary stages are: preparation and delivery. Discover how you should prepare and deliver you mother of the bride wedding toast by going through the articles that cover each of the necessary stages and steps.
Recommended Format for the Speech
Another key aspect related to such an oration is represented by its format. More exactly, it is very important to know what ideas you should include in each part of your toast. The overall format is also essential. That is to say, not only the ideas, but also their order in the talk is significant. This series of articles contains some posts that present in detail the general template and each of its major parts: intro, body, ending. The mother of the bride speech examples and samples that are included in many articles in this collection will also help you to make an idea about what to say in your oration.