Post # 1
My parents separated when i was 7 and i am now 29. My mother is walking me down the aisle as she reared me and was always the one there for me, always. I dont know what to do about the seating of the top table and the speeches as my mom would be to shy to speak in front of everyone. My dad will be at the wedding but more as an uncle then my dad. I asked him if he would like to say a speech and he said ‘what would i say’. Im happy hes not saying a speech, but who will now? My partners father will definetly want to say a speech, and i dont want it to look weird if nobody says anything from my side. My brothers are to young to say a speech. If anyone out there is in or ever has been in this suituation please tell me what you done . 🙂 Thanks
Post # 3
Traditionally, it’s the maid of honor and the best man who give speeches.
Post # 4
Do you have anyone who was like a father to you? An uncle, godfather, etc… I don’t think it would be that odd if only his parents spoke.
Post # 5
We skipped parent speeches and parent dances and no one cared or missed them. Our friends toasted us and that was about it. We also skipped the bouquet toss and garter toss. We really just weren’t feeling any of it!
Really, it’s not required that anyone speak at all, it’s just a tradition and those are meant to be broken if they don’t suit you and your needs.
Post # 6
Every wedding ive bn at the father of the bride, the father of the groom, best man and groom say the speeches. I dont have a Fatherlike figure in my life my mum is everything i ever needed. I could say a speech but i cant welcome my partner into the family that would be weird ????????????