(Closed) Speech?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Dads do, yes. Way back when, they were one of the only people to give speeches, but these days anything goes. We had the groom and best man make a speech at our wedding, and I’ve seen it done a zillions ways. A coordinator gave me a speech/toast book last month that might help if you have anyone concerned about giving a speech….and it’s a thin read, so there’s not a lot of fluff.

http://www.weddingtoasts.com/

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles

So timely! I have a post coming up on this very subject!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

There was just something about this on the Martha Stewart Wedding Blog, and Darcy mentioned that is also very nice for the Bride or Groom to say a little something to their guests, maybe not a long blown out speech.  But a little something 

http://blogs1.marthastewart.com/weddings/?rsc=wedblog

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Often each set of parents will do a small speach, especially if they are hosting.  It is also nice if the happy couple gives a speach thanking everyone for coming and sharign thier day.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Traditionally the father of the groom toasts the bride at the rehearsal dinner and the father of the bride toasts the newleyweds at the reception. But you could do anything you want 🙂

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

for our michigan wedding reception – we’re only going to have fi and his father speak.

for our boston reception – fi and i will speak along with best man, matron of honor, and bridesman

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

whoever wants to speak speaks.  No one has to speak and no one doesnt have to.  ask your BP and family who would like to do it.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

i don’t think 2 dads + best man + moh will be that long as long as you limit their time.  that way, they won’t go on and on forever.

I think the MOH and best man will be ok with the time limit.  if you get pushback from the dads on the time, tell them that they can go on and on at the rehearsal dinner.

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