At the end of our freshman year, Elena got a B-minus on a term paper 😊 It was in the philosophy class in which we have met when we were randomly paired in a working group 🤓 Elena didn’t mind the grade, but when she’s seeingeeing how upset I was with it, she’s goinging to work. I know for a fact that our professor made the argument that grading philosophy is subjective. At least until Elena had exhausted his efforts and possibly changed his entire philosophy. And then magically, an A-minus appeared! What also appeared was a friendship that shows no sign of ending in this lifetime. 
Delivering a heartfelt speech to a crowd of family members and newly minted in-laws will surely have you feeling a bit nervous, and we can’t dismiss the act of finding the right words to convey everything you’re feeling in the first place. But rest assured, mamas, we’ve got a guide to help you ease your minds and fortify your wits. We tapped three experts—wedding planners Amy Abbott and Paulette Alkire and Kylie Carlson, CEO of Wedding Academy Global—to walk you through the process of giving a pro-level mother of the bride speech. (We suggest you share your new expertise with any tongue-tied dads out there.) 
Based upon further reading from brides.com
, a toast by the newlyweds during the reception isn’t required, but it is a welcomed and thoughtful gesture—one that can also be useful in moving along the evening’s events if need be. It’s not a long one (that’s usually made by the groom during the rehearsal dinner), but it’s always a nice touch that reflects how humbled and thankful you are for having all of your loved ones take part in the momentous occasion with you. Your guests will definitely appreciate a few words from the couple of the night and feel truly treasured afterward. After all, they have done come all this way just to celebrate the two of you, right? (we really appreciate Nickol Mulligan for their revisions). 
Letting your daughter grow up is the hardest thing a father can do. Bride, you will always be my little girl, but you’ve grown into such a beautiful and accomplished woman. When you first introduced me to Groom, I was immediately relieved because I could tell he truly loves you. All my worries about you growing up and leaving home vanished when I first shookaken hands with you, Groom. I know you will cherish, love and honourr my little girl the way she deserves. Welcome to the family, Groom. I wish you, Bride and Groom all the happiness a father wants for his daughter and her husband. I love you, both! (emended by Angela O. From Qom, Iran on December 1, 2021) 
The analysts from brides.com
provide further insight. The father of the bride toast is one of the most highly anticipated speeches of any wedding reception. If you’re a dad, you’ve likely looked forward to (or dreaded) giving this speech for a very long time. Now that the moment is growing closer, it’s important to sit down and write a toast that not only you’re proud of, but that your daughter will remember for a lifetime. While it might seem difficult to find the right words to express the endless love you have for your daughter, it’s those very emotions that are often the star of the show. So, feel free to let those feelings flow through your speech—you’ll likely see most of the guests grab their tissues. (we truly thank Krieg Sauer for their advice).