- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
My engagement party is in 3 weeks time, and my FI and I have organised it ourselves, with some help from our families. We will have 150 guests (50 family, 100 friends).
I am under the impression that it is customary to have a parent make a speech at the engagement party (at least, that’s what I’ve observed in the past) but none of our parents are particularly confident speakers and wouldn’t know what to say anyway.
FI and I are both confident speakers and will be saying a few words to thank everyone for coming, acknowledge our families’ help, etc. Is it also inappropriate for us to speak about how much we mean to each other? In the past it has always been the ‘other’ speaker that talks about the couple’s happiness, I don’t want to come off as overly sappy or self-centred.
I was thinking I might say something that ties it into thanking everyone else, e.g. “I feel so incredibly lucky to be here today with such a wonderful fiance and group of people who care about us so much. A little less than 3 years ago, I met this incredible guy, and he made me the happiest person in the world. I couldn’t have predicted that he also came as a ‘package deal’ with an amazing family, who have made me feel so welcomed and loved, and a great group of friends who I’m proud to say are now as much my friends as they are his”. Sound ok?