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  • Feb 4, 2017, 09:57 AM
    Father of the bride speech advice, please
    Is a speech of 13 minutes too long ? By the time I go through introducing myself and thanking the guests (many of whom require a special mention as they will be coming a long way) I would have used about 3-4 minutes. Also, I plan to crack jokes about my daughter that will make people laugh. I know for sure none of these jokes will hurt my daughter's feelings because they are just that- funny, and I know she will enjoy them herself Is that acceptable ? Many thanks for any tips.
  • Feb 4, 2017, 02:37 PM
    In my opinion, it is way, way to long.
  • Feb 4, 2017, 03:03 PM
    Try for half of that time. Thank the guests for being there. Tie one daughter joke into a heartfelt tribute to the new couple. Practice this in front of a mirror, your wife, and even your daughter.
  • Feb 5, 2017, 10:00 AM
    Yep, should be like a toast with a few extras.
  • Feb 5, 2017, 11:17 AM
    Thank you all for your responses !

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