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Old 05-02-2018, 07:12 PM   #41
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I had watched the following just before I came to this topic. Not exactly what T-Al is asking for, but funny nonetheless!

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Then you can push the joke further, give Jenny a glare, turn to the guests and say something like, "Now, do I give the one Lena approved, or the other one?" And wave around two sets of papers to emphasize with a visual.
I could take it further ...

"Let's see ..." I read from the first paper. 'I'd like to thank everyone for coming ...'"

I switch to the other paper. "Or I could use this one ... 'Two lesbians walk into a bar ..."

Then Lena reaches over and grabs that sheet of paper, and crumples it up.

Just brainstorming here. Don't worry.
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I had watched the following just before I came to this topic. Not exactly what T-Al is asking for, but funny nonetheless!

That was great--it had some good ideas. One I might steal: "Jenny didn't want me to give this father-of-the-bride speech, but I'm the only dad she has."

It was also interesting to see which jokes/stories went over well and which didn't. Thanks.

And there's always this one:

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I could take it further ...

"Let's see ..." I read from the first paper. 'I'd like to thank everyone for coming ...'"

I switch to the other paper. "Or I could use this one ... 'Two lesbians walk into a bar ..."

Then Lena reaches over and grabs that sheet of paper, and crumples it up.

Just brainstorming here. Don't worry.
You better know your audience really well to attempt that one!

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The father of the bride toast is a time for being sentimental not funny or just a tiny bit funny and a lot sentimental .
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And now I need to do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=t-BHDpP5opA

That's the video Jenny sent me. She suggested "Shake Your Groove Thing," and I agreed, but it won't be elaborate.

Things I'll need to prepare for:

1. FOTB speech
2. Roast for rehearsal dinner
3. Father-daughter dance.
4. I'll be playing piano with bass and drum accompaniment at the reception.

Work, work, work!
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And now I need to do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=t-BHDpP5opA

That's the video Jenny sent me. She suggested "Shake Your Groove Thing," and I agreed, but it won't be elaborate.

Things I'll need to prepare for:

1. FOTB speech
2. Roast for rehearsal dinner
3. Father-daughter dance.
4. I'll be playing piano with bass and drum accompaniment at the reception.

Work, work, work!
To each their own, but I think that is beyond corny, not even funny (the linked video, not the rest).

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And now I need to do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=t-BHDpP5opA

That's the video Jenny sent me. She suggested "Shake Your Groove Thing," and I agreed, but it won't be elaborate.

Things I'll need to prepare for:

1. FOTB speech
2. Roast for rehearsal dinner
3. Father-daughter dance.
4. I'll be playing piano with bass and drum accompaniment at the reception.

Work, work, work!
I like it.
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The father of the bride toast is a time for being sentimental not funny or just a tiny bit funny and a lot sentimental .
+1 start with a little chuckled and leave them weeping.
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To each their own, but I think that is beyond corny, not even funny (the linked video, not the rest).

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In terms of doing the fun little dance off themed stuff...

I think it serves a purpose, to create a sense of fun and relieve some stress from the rest of the ordeal...with that said, I would be stressed having to learn coordinated dance moves on top of everything else.

Something I thought was cool at a wedding I was at...The DJ played a couple songs where he asked all those who have been married 10 years of more to come to the floor.

He then started eliminating the dance floor, only those married 15 years continue to dance, and only those married 20 years, and 25, and 30 and so on.

It builds up quite a fanfare for the few that are left dancing to the end!
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Something I thought was cool at a wedding I was at...The DJ played a couple songs where he asked all those who have been married 10 years of more to come to the floor.

He then started eliminating the dance floor, only those married 15 years continue to dance, and only those married 20 years, and 25, and 30 and so on.

It builds up quite a fanfare for the few that are left dancing to the end!
They did that at DD's wedding too. It was fun, although DW and I were out there until almost the end. I'm not much of a dancer.
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They did that at DD's wedding too. It was fun, although DW and I were out there until almost the end. I'm not much of a dancer.
We had two couples married 50 years be left on the dance floor at DD's wedding last month. They we married a month apart from each other. That was very cool. Lots of fun, that dance theme.
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Something I thought was cool at a wedding I was at...The DJ played a couple songs where he asked all those who have been married 10 years of more to come to the floor.

He then started eliminating the dance floor, only those married 15 years continue to dance, and only those married 20 years, and 25, and 30 and so on.

It builds up quite a fanfare for the few that are left dancing to the end!

I've seen that at a few weddings we've been to. We are getting to the point of being some of the last ones up there! Hey, what happened, we got old??!!


As some of the couples we know (who were on their second marriages) went to sit down, I called out to them "Hey, he didn't ask how many years you were married to each other, just add 'em all up!".


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It went well--thanks for the tips.

Here it is:

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Enjoyable Al. I may steal the two speeches line for my upcoming time in the spotlight.
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Your daughter must have loved that your toast was 100 percent you. Well done!
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Very nice.
Congrats and best of luck to your Jenny and her new husband.
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It's funny how the mind works. When I first saw the subject title this AM, my first thought is that somebody had put a tip jar out at a wedding reception for the father of the bride. Maybe to help the poor guy pay for his darling little girl's wedding? That I could believe!
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