Introducing My Parents: How to Toast Parents and Stepparents at a Wedding
One bride questions how to toast her two dads without offending either
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Dear Valley Groom-to-be: I commend you! Because a wedding is such a special event, it’s especially easy to offend people. I suggest that in your speech, you mention the bride’s dad by simply saying that you’re pleased to have him present. (Something like, “We’re happy to have (Bride)’s father, (Father’s name), with us sharing our special day.”) In that way, you can include him without placing him in the same “category” as the parents who’ve always been present in the bride’s life. Using the distinct word “father” might also help separate him from the bride’s dad (stepdad).
Have a wonderful wedding, and please accept the Wedding Guru’s best wishes!
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