Whenever a mother of the groom speech is needed, it’s a more awkward but still very special moment. It can be considered awkward because people expect the bride’s parents to give speeches, thus a mother of the groom wedding speech isn’t always needed. However, if the ceremony asks for it, you can’t go out there without some additional preparations.
So how your wedding speech should be constructed? The structure of this speech is similar to the structure of other wedding speeches. Of course, we’ll now go through the important parts and section of a well-constructed mother of the groom speech.
Before anything else, you need to welcome the guests and introduce yourself. Even if you think everybody knows who you are, that is not always true. Therefore, an introduction is good to go with. There is another thing people don’t use to their advantage while offering a mother speech. Usually, the bride’s parents have already spoken before your speech and you have listened to every word they said. That is of great help, as you can link the two speeches. How to link the speeches without “copying” the speeches you’ve just heard? Construct your own speech in a way that it is complementary to what has already been told. Make sure that what you are going to say is relevant and can somehow be linked to the mother of the bride speech and father of the bride speech. However, it is not mandatory to construct your speech on those two speeches!
In any case, you should write a sketch, way before the wedding ceremony ever occurred. Be prepared to say things that are needed to be said, be prepared to speak flawlessly even if your emotions are way over your head already. Do not create any tension and do not try bringing up offensive or negative things (even if there are facts that you consider important to say, but are disturbing to someone – leave them out).
First of all, it is a custom that you talk about the bride and her parents. What would you tell them? Speak from your heart but express your feelings towards them, tell them how happy you are that the two families are now united and how happy you are that your son made such a fine choose with this marriage.
Then, you can talk about your son. This is very important to you as a mother and very important to the invited ones as well. Emphasize his positive qualities and tell him that you are happy for him being a grown up man. Of course, you should also talk to the bride, giving her honest compliments. You can eventually include a short story to tell people how you met the bride and how you felt about her when you noticed that she is the woman who makes your son happy.
To close your mother of the groom speech, you can share words of advice or tell a relevant poem. Your speech should end with a toast to the newlyweds and the family union!