I adore it when the Father of the Bride (who may be the host of the wedding) gives a welcome at the reception. After the wedding couple is announced, the Father will take center stage and “welcome” all the guests to the evening.
few things to keep in mind:
- This is not a toast. No need for holding a drink.
- Very important to remember to talk about both families, don’t leave anyone out.
- Recognize your special guests. If you have a lot of out-of-town guests it’s fun to call out …. “Welcome guests from California, Boston, Texas …”
- Keep it short and sweet.
- Be the host. Act as though you were in your own dining room. What would you say if you had guests and wanted to welcome them to your home?
Be sure to add this event to your wedding timeline!
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