Christening Speeches – 21 Ideas for Godparents & Friends

Christening speeches content for anyone who sponsors a godchild at baptism and for a toast by relatives and friends. What to say, you ask, when you have the honor of being the spiritual or second parents to a child to a little born baby.
Well, here are seven answers from real life:

Starting-up is easy. First reveal yourself to the attendees. You can always start out as a godparent by telling everyone these seven things in christening speeches :

1. How you felt when you were asked to fill this important role.
2. How long you know the proud parents;
3. How well you know them.
4. Speak about your intentions towards your godchild;
5. How you view your responsibilities;
6. You can also discuss the child’s future;
7. What her or his future might look like.

Q: How to prepare as godparent?

A: Being asked to be a godparent is an important honor, and you will want to make sure that you say the right things during your christening toast speech.

To really prepare yourself, spend some time talking with the child’s parents and spend some time with the child herself.

1. What are the parents’ hopes and dreams for their child;
2. What role do they expect you to play in her life?
3. When you spend time with your godchild;
4. Think about how you feel;
5. What you want for the baby.

The relationship between a godchild and a godparent is a very special one, think about what it means to you to play this part in your godchild’s life.

Q: What to say in general in christening speeches as a public speaker. E.g. a guest, mother or father, sister, brother or other relative?

A: Many family members of a christened child want to say something at the baptism ceremony or toast occasion.

If you’re not a godparent, you’ll discover that there are still plenty of things to mention, bring in memory and share with the attendees.

1. Speak about why you were asked to speak;
2. What relationship you have with the parents of the baby;
3. Talk about what an influence that they have been in your life;
4. Speak about what kind of parents they will be;
5. If you’ve spent some time with the baby, talk about her;
6. Show how you feel about her;
7. What kind of baby she is;
8. Where you hope she’ll go;
9. What you hope she will see:

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