Have you ever been to a wedding where a bad toast/speech was given?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Just one. The bride’s mother gave an awkward and insulting toast during which she admitted to questioning her daughter’s sexual orientation, expressed disappointment that she married a cop (when her daughter/the bride is a cop too) instead of a professional baseball player, insulted her new son-in-law, and ended with saying something about how she wasn’t sure if her new son-in-law climed the tree to get to her daughter or if her daughter was just low hanging fruit easy for the picking. It was the worst speech I have ever heard and I was mortified for both of my friends. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Ohhhh yes! There were 2 bad ones at the last wedding I went to. It was a casual backyard wedding, very pretty. But the father of the groom came up and individually thanked each and every person that had driven longer than 30 mins to be there. And trust me, there were a lot of travellers! lol Then the bride gets up and does her little thank you speech then proceeds to tell her new husbands parents that they did a “not too bad job” raising him, but don’t worry, she’s “got this, and will keep working at it” lol super classy, I feel the love!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I was at one today where the bride’s sister (MOH) gave probably the worst speech ever.

 

Backstory: Bride and her family are white, MOH (sister) is married to a white man, bride and her brother are both now married to Taiwanese people.

 

The MOH was talking about how when the bride and groom first started dating, she didn’t really like the groom because “what are the chances that out of all the different cultures in the world, her brother and sister would both marry Taiwanese people.” She said “I started to feel like the black sheep of the family, or should I say white sheep of the family?” She went on to say that there must be something in the water at their parents’ house, and that her husband won’t let her drink it.

 

She was trying to be funny, but it COMPLETELY fell flat and sounded extremely racist. Everyone in the crowed looked SO uncomfortable, especially the groom’s family and friends…

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina:  o.O Daaang. Do they still have relationship? Because I don’t know if I’d keep someone in my life after that. I hope that woman got tons of crap for that from a lot of people afterwards.

My sister gave a kind of bad speech for my other sister’s wedding. It was funny but probably mortifying for the sis getting married, and involved a story about how the bride sister used to dance around naked as a child while singing about it, and ended with how if she and her new husband choose to do that they need to be careful of their cat attacking them. 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper

Oh goodness yes. My DH and I attended a family wedding where the best man speech ran on for 40 minutes. Not only that but it was loaded with stories of how the groom wasn’t attracted to the bride, wasn’t interested in dating her, or stories of him getting drunk and into trouble.

It was so long, incredibly awkward and boring and oh the details! At one point we all looked at each other wondering why the groom didn’t stop it. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@SamanthaLovesJames:  Haha I was recently at a wedding where the best man went on and on about how the groom was a playboy and always had different girls around and couldn’t believe it when he was still talking to the same girl for over a week and he just wouldn’t quit eventually someone was like ok!!! Moh speeches turn lol it was really uncomfortable he was drunk

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina:  Good Lord. Her mother didn’t just burn that bridge — she nuked it. I feel so bad for your friend.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@arabbel:  as far as I know they do still speak to her mom but beyond that I don’t know. We were never close enough friends-wise to know if bride had issues with her mom.  It was one of those speeches that try to be funny but the MOB was a little tipsy and really nervous so whatever possible humor that could have occured fell flat.  I dont doubt for a hot second that my friend and her mom had words over her speech but it didn’t happen at the wedding.  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Lol I wouldn’t know because after the first person speaks I typically start to “zone out.” Yep, I stop listening after a while. That’s why I think I will have only my husband and I give a quick thank you speech. No traditional MOH and Bestman speeches for us.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SamanthaLovesJames:  I went to a wedding where they werent bad speeches but there were TOO MANY…it was a 4 hr reception and for the first hour and a half it was all speeches

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@SamanthaLovesJames:  Sadly I’ve never heard a really shocking/embarrassing speech, but I have been to weddings where the speeches were just way too long and therefore boring. I’ve actually heard some really funny and brilliant best man and groom speeches! My DH did a great job and his best man was hilarious.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@SamanthaLovesJames:  I went to a friends wedding where a lady went up and started singing. She sounded real bad. Plus she was laughing as she was singing. She is a co-worker of the groom. When he told her that he was getting married, she joking said “oh please! I will sing there for you 2”

She sang, and it was horrible. I don’t even know if it was intentional.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@SamanthaLovesJames:  Yes. It wasn’t so much that the content was bad, it was just loooooong and the MOHs squeaky voice and sing-song manner of speaking were like nails on a chalkboard. It was so bad that people were mocking her behind her back for the rest of the evening. 

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