Give a speech at my twin brother's rehearsal dinner?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: To speech or not to speech>
    Speech! : (12 votes)
    75 %
    Not to speech! : (4 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    How do the bride and groom feel about it?

    Post # 5
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    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @dcgirl655:  I would say no unless you don’t plan on giving a speech at the wedding. Do one or the other or it might become overkill to repeat yourself to some of the same guests.

    Have fun!!

    Post # 6
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    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t think it would steal anyone’s thunder to give a short speech at the rehearsal dinner, assuming you aren’t slated to give a speech at the wedding, too.

    That being said, if you don’t care to make a speech, then don’t.  You don’t need to, but I agree with your mom that it would be sweet to acknowledge that twin bond you share.

    Post # 7
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    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love a good, heartfelt speech, and I think one for your twin would be great. Twins are a special thing, and I think a lot of people are kind of fascinated by twin bonds and would think it’s sweet.

    I also think by having it at the rehearsal dinner and not a the reception, it is definitely not Bride-the-sequelesque… not that I think it would be if you gave it at the reception either.

    Post # 8
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    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @dcgirl655:  I would keep it short and sweet but still say something. Maybe a favorite memory from a time you were with Botha of them and the sentiment your not losing your twin but gaining a sister so her family feels happy she’s accepted by yours

     

    Post # 9
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    534 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted “no.”  Not because it would look like you were stealing their thunder (unless you got up there and talked about your own wedding or something!) but because it sounds like you really don’t want to.

    And everyone knows that you’re twins, you’re in the wedding party, you have a brother who’s best man and who is giving a toast…so it’s not necessary for you to say something.  Do what’s comfortable to you.

    Post # 10
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    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Go for it!  My godmother gave a speech at the rehearsal dinner and it was great!  I doesnt even have to be anything big, anything you say would be nice and Im sure your twin would appreciate it.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @dcgirl655:  I think it would be really nice!!  And people love twins, I think they’d love a nice speech kind of “giving away” your brother to his bride to be!

    Post # 15
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    6200 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    @dcgirl655:  I didn’t comment before, but I think that sounds perfect. Also, especially if they don’t know you, her family is probably curious about his twin and how you feel about everything.

    Post # 16
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    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @dcgirl655:  I’m marrying a twin and his twin sister happens to also be my MOH and best friend friend. That said, even if we didn’t have the close relationship we have, nothing changes the fact that they are twins and inseparable and I would honored to have her give a speech at our rehearsal. I say go for it!

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