Bride and Groom Speeches?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@canuckandakiwi:  ….I don’t think any sort of speech is actually required from the bride or groom, but if you want to get up and say something, knock yourself out.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

What! The bride and groom are supposed to give speeches?? We did not haha

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Definitely won’t be giving a speech at my wedding…reciting traditional vows and that’s the only time I’ll be on the mic lol

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

I think just thanking people is fine. I’ll prob be up there while FI gives a thank you speech, but I have horrible stage fright so I’ll prob just smile and nod 🙂 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I just thanked everyone, our parents especially. Less than a minute. DH didn’t even say anything haha.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve decided not to give a speech either.  That’s allll him. FI and I are equally good at public speaking (he’s a lecturer, I’m a diplomat) but, whatever. One less thing for me to do. And it will also save some awkwardness because there’s a good size handful of folks who should traditionally be thanked, but to whom I don’t have anything grateful to say. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Most weddings I’ve been to have not had a bride or groom speech, we for sure will not be doing them (no public speaking for this girl!).  The speeches I have heard were very short, basically thanks for attending, thanks to the parents for hosting, enjoy the party, stuff like that.

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

My husband just thanked everyone for coming and said a few sentences about how happy he is to be joining a family that he already considers to be some of his best friends.  Then I said “Ditto!” and told people to use the photobooth cause it’s fun!  The end.

I wish we’d said something directly awknowledging our friends who have known us as a couple for over a decade and who had come to the middle of nowhere from all over the country.  Oh well.  They know we love them.

I wouldn’t bother thanking vendors, etc.  You’re paying them, that’s plenty of thanks and you don’t want to turn it into an Oscar acceptance speech….

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

All the weddings I’ve been to it seems to have just been the more outgoing of the two gives the thank you speech. I plan on giving ours, my FI is not one for public speaking so I say go for it!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@lolot:  funny you say that, I don’t advocate thanking vendors either. However, I used to be a wedding vendor and whenever a couple did thank me, I always felt over the moon 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i didn’t say anything at my wedding. my husband thanked everyone for coming, thanked my parents for all their help and for letting us have our reception in their yard and then went on to toast to me.

i never thought about mentioning the vendors. i figured all the checks we had written were thanks enough, lol.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It might be different in different parts of the world, but where I’m from, typically either the bride or the groom speaks (occasionally both), right after the MOH and BM speeches.  At ours, I did because I’m slightly more talkative and less scared of public speaking (especially after the couple of drinks I had already!)  I basically just thanked everyone for coming, especially those that had travelled long distances, and thanked both of our parents for everything they had done, etc.  It wasn’t more than 3-4 minutes.  But I think it’s awkward if neither the bride or groom speak.  It’s more about acknowledging your guests. 

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