deliver congratulation message

halmom

Senior Member
korean
Does ' deliver congraulation message' sound natural in spoken English?

Yesterday, I attended a wedding. When the brides' father delivered congrtulation message to her (?) , he choked up and I also felt a lump in my throat.
 
  • perpend

    Banned
    American English
    Hmmm...I'd probably: When the bride's (note apostrophe placement) father congratulated her on her marriage ...
     

    perpend

    Banned
    American English
    Yes, but he's offering a congratulatory message to his daughter, methinks.

    Maybe not.
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    What is a "congratulatory message" to one's daughter though? If it's spoken in public and in front of the guests, it's a speech - even if it isn't very formal.
     

    perpend

    Banned
    American English
    The father is trying to offer a congratulatory message, in the OP's context, from what I read.
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Perhaps halmon would be kind enough to tell us what is meant by a "congratulatory message" when it is delivered at a wedding by the bride's father to the bride.

    It looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but maybe you are right perpend and it it isn't a duck.:D
     
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