Post # 1
I am finishing off the final touches on my speech and after reading a few books and googling, hope that my speech is ok. A lot of the speeches I found through a google search were very similar-thanking the groom, mil, family, wedding party, then a toast.
Have you written your speech?
Have you already been maried but said a speech? Any peticular joke or line that got the crowd laughing/crying?
Are you even saying a speech?
Post # 3
Are you doing the speech at your rehearsal dinner or at the wedding? My FI and I are both going to do a short “Thank you” speech prior to handing out gifts to our wedding party and parents at the rehearsal dinner…but we are having my parents speak at our wedding (as they are the official host & hostess of the event). 🙂
Post # 4
I hate public speaking, so my FI will be doing a speech
Post # 5
I didn’t answer the poll because neither DH nor I made a speech. We got married 10 months ago, and honestly I’d never thought about it until this moment. I hope our guests didn’t think we were rude for not making one! My dad made a speech and thanked everyone for attending and such, and the MOH and best man both made a speech, and that was it.
Post # 6
Oh I would love to make a speech… I never even thought of it 🙂
Post # 7
Yea…we totally forgot about giving a thank you speech…we were definitely option #3.
Post # 8
Didn’t vote. We gave a “thank-you” speech, but the guests were not eating out of our hands. DH HATES speeches, so we just thanked those who helped us out during our planning, set-up, etc, told everyone to have a good time and be safe!
Post # 9
At the end of the reception DH made a short speech just thanking every one…I didn’t wanna talk but felt like everyone stared at me like they were expecting me too! I kind of feel like I should have in retrospect, but oh well.
Post # 10
Neither of us are planning on saying anything. Never thought about it and don’t think I have heard a bride or groom give a speech at any of the weddings I have been too! Oops.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
We’re having a small (about 60 guests) afternoon cake and champagne reception so we aren’t planning on having speeches. We’ll thank everyone individually instead. I’m so thankful for that because I hate public speaking and FI wouldn’t want to do it haha.
Post # 12
My FI and I are both saying a speech as we are hosting the wedding together- Ishould clarify 🙂
I think it is such a personal decision-there is definitely no right or wrong with doing speeches.
Post # 13
I might, but I’m undecided. FI is NOT going to make a speech (he doesn’t even want to write vows!) because he haaates public speaking.
Post # 14
We wrote ours together and said it together in a you-talk-then-I-talk fashion. It turned out great and it was nice because neither of us was talking for too long since we were taking turns.
Post # 15
I thought about it a tiny bit before but pretty much just winged it. I talked about how it felt like a dream to be experiencing the day that we’d dreamt of and planned for so long…. I thanked everyone for being there and for their support… DH spoke after me and thanked his mom for raising him (d’oh! I totally forgot about anything acknowledging parents!) 😉 …. IMO – no one really remembers specifics of speeches unless they are in bad taste… so, be brief, be sincere … and everyone will love hearing from you!
Post # 16
My husband gave a short speech at both our rehearsal dinner and the reception. He basically thanked all the guests for coming and said how happy he was to marry me. Everyone really liked it. I didn’t say anything, because I hate public speaking. I was relieved that he took care of it for me.