Mother of the Groom Speech - The Tale of a Mother’s Love

Mother of the Groom Speech – The Tale of a Mother’s Love

Before your tears totally drop down, it is necessary to smile and laugh for awhile. Save your tears when it’s time for you to deliver that speech so it becomes more genuine. While you hold your emotions, there is a better chance for you to concentrate on the structures, patterns and other technical requirements of a wedding speech. That’s exactly what we are going to learn through the information below. You’ll be able to get ideas of what your speech would like. By saying that, are you ready now to make your own mother of the groom speech?

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A mother of the groom speech has to be meaningful and memorable. So, don’t ever think to disregard any tips and guidelines in composing wedding speeches. Remember, any kinds of special tasks for family related events, especially if it’s the first time, it becomes important to have a guide. This can make your job properly and successfully complete. This same notion applies in making a mother of the groom speech. You will need considerations (tips and guidelines) to create a wedding speech from a groom’s mother.

1. Make a Draft

First, making an outline is helpful in creating a well organized mother of the groom speech. Take note there are three parts of a wedding speech, the introduction, the body and the ending or conclusion. This is a huge factor to know before making an outline or draft.

2. Concentrate on the Topic of Every Part of Your Speech

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Make sure that you have only one main subject in each of the parts of the speech. Your heading should be different from the body as well as the body is not the same as the conclusion. For example your subject in your heading is to introduce the newlywed couple, then acknowledge their relatives and thank their sponsors, while you also put a name to yourself so the audience knows who you are. Not all of the men and women in the audience would happen to know that you’re the groom’s mother. Do not just start talking without telling them who you are. You just concentrate on one thing before you proceed to the next and that’s how you can avoid mismatching things.

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For the body, you say memorable stories about your son. Again, you just concentrate on his life and not on other of your son’s story. What this means is that you don’t try to add any stories that are not related to your main subject which is about your son. There is the mother of the bride speech which primarily talks on the bride. So, for the mother of the groom speech, that is how you do your part.

Moreover, be careful in adding stories about your son because there are some memories that he won’t surely want to hear. Stay away from those inappropriate things on the ears. Never ever tell stories about his ex girlfriends, embarrassing moments and other unethical stories. One of the common mistakes of other moms when delivering a wedding speech is diverting or affecting the mood of the newlyweds. You should never spoil their best moment together.

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At the end of your mother of the groom speech, the things you say should be memorable. Your special advice is where here comes in. However, make nice, but simple pieces of advice and words of tips about how the newlyweds can make their relationship strong and live happily together. Other than that, thank all the participants of the wedding and welcome the bride into your family to feel her very special and important.

3. Shorten the Speech

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Every speech is anticipated to be short and sweet. Therefore, your mother of the groom speech must not be different from other speeches. It has to be delivered as short as possible. Now, if you are wondering, how you can make that a 5-minute message only if there are many things you want to say from the introduction to the end? That’s when you start picking out the best and important things only. You do not have to narrate a story about your son from the time he was born up to the last moment you spent time with him. Just know where to stop and in fact, there’s nothing to do put in details. You simply give a headline in a summary form and that’s it.

These are only simple tips about how you can learn the right way to compose a mother of the groom speech. It is a part of the guideline that you need to know in making your unforgettable wedding speech. Consider these things if you want to make the wedding of your son and your new daughter-in-law to be very memorable and successful. By then, you are ready to fully become emotional and pour out your feelings which indicate your unconditional love and support for the both of them.

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Marty May 27, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I am not gonna lie to tell you that this article is very excellent! I personally rate it 9 out of 10. Not really perfect I suppose but it seems like everything I need to know is here. The speech I made was ordinary, simple but had a great impact to the thoughts and hearts of the couple of the wedding. Isn’t it great that you put something to the life of two people who are about to step into a door full of new challenges? I thought my speech was not really that simple at all. There were times I considered it as a very special one. My son told me when they watched the video of their wedding, they thought it’s a perfect moment. I am still happy until now that the speech I made through this article had an impact to them. That was my goal and I believe that’s what most mothers and even fathers would like to see through a wedding speech.

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Lydia Sutherland July 22, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Loud cheers and applauses as if I won the Oscar Award were the response I got after delivering my mother of the groom speech. I cannot deny that I made a very simple speech because somehow I touched the couple’s emotions and people’s feelings too. They were amazed and loved my speech. I was more amazed to see that kind of response from them. I just couldn’t believe it. Well, I do now and this is my opportunity to give a special thanks to this site owner or maybe the writer of this article for sharing a wonderful series of ideas on how to make a speech more memorable.

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Ailsa Mackenzie July 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

It’s a forced type of motivation that got me to this. I did not have any intention to look for a list of samples, tips or guidelines making a mother of the groom speech. I believed I had the skill to make a wedding speech based on what I heard from past wedding events I’ve attended. You know just the natural stuffs you are knowledgeable about and observe most of the time. Well that was my thinking but I was really doing the wrong way when I rehearsed it in front of my older sister. She asked me where I got all the ideas of coming up with that kind of speech. Frankly enough, she said it was not impressive at all. My answer to where I got the idea was from my own thoughts. You know what happened next? She let me look for writing guidelines on the net and I did. Did I have to complain? No. She was right after all. The speech I presented at the wedding might have been the worst among other speeches.

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Johanne Lynge July 29, 2013 at 5:17 pm

My other son who is an Internet savvy highly recommended this site for me to look at and read some details of how to write a mother of the groom speech. He was actually looking for tips on how to make a best man speech because he’d play that role during the wedding of his brother. He was very thoughtful of searching a site for me too. I got the link and read it. I found it to be really useful. Through the given suggestions, I started writing my speech as if I was a pro. I only made it for like 15 minutes or so. The wedding is still two days from now but I’m already confident and excited to share it with the couple. I look forward to hearing some nice comments from them.

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Anna Easty August 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Thank you for giving me that warning – making a speech as short as possible. I was the only one who had the shortest speech of the night except the speech of the maid of honor I think. All of the speakers of the wedding of our son gave more than 10 minutes. During the three speakers, I noticed that people were not really enjoying anymore. At that time I was the next to speak up. I got nervous all of a sudden. Then I remembered it’s just a few minutes to give my speech so I hoped they would like it. As I spoke, I tried to observe their reactions. They were very attentive and seemed interested. After I offered a toast for the newlyweds, a lot of them stood up and applauded. I think they loved it because it’s short. I thought that was it but they actually loved the things I’ve shared to them.

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Mary D. McGuinness August 10, 2013 at 11:06 pm

My speech was no ordinary. I got the most beautiful wedding speech of the night according to my son and the new daughter-in-law. I was not surprised because I knew I’d deliver it wonderfully. My only wish now is that the couple would remember the few tips I shared that evening. I want them both to be happy as they start their new lives together and raise a family of their own. I tried making that easy to understand through my speech with the help of the tips from this article. I just hope they embrace it all along throughout their marriage.

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Jill L. Davis September 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I raised my son on my own. I didn’t marry and haven’t married yet so it was not easy to give words of wisdom about marriage. I know I could tell a few things but without my experience and the fact that my son knew about it might not be very believing. That was my problem for the last part of my wedding speech. I was asking myself how to make it a convincing speech to them as they begin a new life together. This was the post that helped me made it possible. Yes, I did a good job in providing some tips to the newlyweds. As a mother, I would like to have a part of that aspect of their lives.

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Christine Schiffer September 27, 2013 at 4:33 pm

My story was not something dramatic or inspiring but I was happy that I shared a mother of the groom speech which everyone appreciated. Maybe not all liked my speech but many people came to me to let me know how they loved it. I give credit to Mother of the Groom Speech site because there are wonderful articles that contain helpful tips. I didn’t doubt about reading these posts and find new information on how to write or deliver a speech for weddings. I really do not have anything to regret as I was able to please the bride and the groom and their guests.

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Sophia Moeller September 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I will say that my speech was not the best one people could ever hear but I was happy of its outcome because I used this article as my guide. The newlyweds loved and valued it, while some of their guests appreciated what I’ve said at that moment. Yet, like other mothers out there who were struggling making their own wedding speeches, I realized how hard it was to compose a speech. When I finished composing my speech the difficulty was vague. I mean it was like I didn’t have to go through that process wherein I sweated and kept on scratching my head. All the laughter and tears caused by my speech were all that matters especially when I saw the smiles on the face of my son and his wife.

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Paula October 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm

The outcome of the speech I gave was beyond my expectation. I’d never thought many people would like it. It felt surreal but it was real. I could not agree more with what I’ve read here so I just followed and did what was suggested here. I thought I’d just gonna do okay but getting compliments and praises of how the people were inspired really made me feel more than just good. I felt like I’ve given the best wedding speech of the night. Thanks for all of these things you share here. More power to Best mother of the groom speeches!

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Nancy R. Jones October 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Thank God this post emphasized that it’s not advisable to name each of the members of the wedding entourage! I would die to talk each one of them or all the family of the bride! My friends told me that I must not forget the other family and I should tell a few things about them or toward them. I did not agree at first because what I knew was to speak with my son only. If there was another person to add then it must be the bride. And that’s exactly what I did. I made a short speech that was addressed to the couple, exclusively to them.

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Kayla McEacharn October 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm

A good friend of mine told me to get samples of mother of the groom speeches via Google. There were lots of websites that came out but I chose this particular website. Maybe because it’s the URL. I couldn’t remember why but I still know that I was guided well by the tips posted from this site. This was one of the things I read where I learned the right ways to make a good wedding speech. Yes, not just a simple speech but a good speech. I don’t know what could have happened if I chose other website apart from best mother of the groom speeches.com. I think this site has the best tips for first time mothers of grooms who need assistance regarding the making of a wedding speech.

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Jennifer October 31, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Thank you Weddingtipsforall.com for these beautiful insights and tips about wedding speeches for mother of the groom. I became a mother of the groom two weeks ago so there were some tasks to do. The least thing I’d do was the speech and I’ve asked my son not to let me talk but I had no choice. I was reluctant so I did not pay attention to it. Three days before the wedding, that’s when I knew I had little time to do so. I asked my sister for some help and she recommended this site so I read and learned how to make a mother of the groom speech. if only I knew it then I would not have had some hard days thinking about how to avoid this kind of speech. Anyhow, the speech I gave was not bad at all and it’s a relief to me.

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Shauna D. Buehler November 11, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Figuring out what to say for the mother of the groom speech was my biggest assignment prior to the date of my son’s wedding. I came to this website to learn how to write or what to share in a speech. If I had not read this I could have forgotten the bride. I was focusing on my son but I didn’t know I had more problems. The bride and the groom were both my target of my speech. I thought I could not make it or if I did it could take me a day or two to finish it. With this site and my husband’s assistance, I completed a very interesting speech for the wedding. The people and the newlyweds loved it like it’s the first time they’ve heard a wedding speech.

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Thyra Eriksson November 14, 2013 at 11:33 pm

The highlight of my speech was the last part. The part where I gave my personal pieces of advice, that was my problem before I read this page. I couldn’t think of the best things I could say to the couple since I was divorced twice. My son knew what I’ve been through and it was quite hard to give marital tips when I failed twice in my marriage. I was sincere though with that I’ve told them and I thought they believed me. They both thanked me when I finished giving my speech. They told me they were inspired and liked it a lot. I didn’t worry after that but I still hope they’re going to have a good marriage throughout their lifetime.

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Nikita November 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I started feeling hopeless when my son told me to write a mother of the groom speech. That is because of the fact that I didn’t know what to write and how I would start my speech. But I need to do this even if it’s quite too late to do so. I still browsed the net and found this which was very helpful for what I needed to make a mother of the groom speech that is memorable. This provided me a writing guideline about wedding speeches of mother of the groom. It helped me create not only a memorable speech but also how to arrange the content to a more impressive and very easy to understand. That is why I am very thankful for this even for the last minute I had to do the speech.

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Isabel Wyatt November 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Brainstorming, organizing and expressing mixed emotions are three big things that this article informed me. They were absolutely new to me. Since they interested me, I thought of incorporating them to my wedding message. I had the chance to make a good wedding of the speech. And as the mother of the groom, the speech had to be very inspirational and worth remembering. I felt too confident that I would make that as soon as I finished writing the last word. I was ready for rehearsal. I let my other children and some friends to hear it for the first time. They thought it’s a good one. That being said, I was more confident of speaking in front of hundreds of people and the two most important people of the event which were the bride and the groom. When I got there to finally share the wedding speech, all eyes were on me then I started to feel not good. I lost confidence for the last ten seconds but I breathed in and out and started talking. It was a smooth beginning until I got the regular level of my self-confidence. I thought I did a pretty good job and the wedding couple confirmed that afterwards.

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Beth J. Bowman November 28, 2013 at 6:39 pm

The wedding of Alex and Jackie was exclusive. It’s not because it’s my son’s big special day. It’s because of everything from the start to the end which included my time of delivering the speech. If I had to pick one great moment, I would say I have three moments but the one thing I want to share is my speech time. I knew in the first place that it’s just going to take 4 minutes or less so I had some high confidence at that time but when I forgot what I had to say next after introducing myself my heart began to pump faster. I froze for like 10 seconds but I was really thinking of how to divert it. Then I thought I should make an excuse saying I couldn’t read what was in my contact lens, trying to convince people I was reading something through my lens. They laughed and I got my confidence back. I totally forgot the speech I made but I didn’t forget what I learned and told to do from this site. That’s how I managed to put the almost-horrible speech into a very funny mother of the groom speech.

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