The father of the bride speech is one of the most important speeches at a wedding. So you're going to need to have a few ideas of what to say. To help you with this, I have made a step by step plan for you to help you find ideas of what you should say for your speech.
So here they are:
Step 1: Make sure you thank the Master of Ceremonies for introducing you.
Step 2: Make sure you thank all the people who have contributed to the bill for the reception.
Step 3: The last thank you to make is to all the guests who came, especially the people who had to travel a long distance to be there.
Step 4: Now you've finished all the "thank-you's" it's time to get into the content of your speech. One way of doing this is to tell a story about your daughter. You can say a few shorter stories, or one long one. It's your choice. (If you do several shorter ones however, try to make them fit together well).
Step 5: In a traditional wedding speech by the father of the bride, you would now share some advice on love and marriage. However, nowadays, this can sometimes come across as too preachy. So it's up to you if you do this bit. If you do, keep everything positive. Share only good thoughts on marriage.
Step 6: Here is your chance to say a few words about the groom. What are your thoughts of him and his family (all good, I hope!) You can talk briefly about times you may have spent with him or his family here.
Step 7: Now you will include your partner on wishing the bride and groom a happy future together. You may or may not need to include this part if your partner is also making a speech. But that will be up to you. There's no harm in doing this step even if your partner is also making a speech at the wedding.
Step 8: And we have finally arrived at the last step! This is simply ending with a toast to the happy couple.
And that's it! Your wedding speech will be finished. Good luck!