Post # 1
give the speech on their behalf? My mother insists that the MC, who is my best friend, to read her speech. She is afraid of getting emotional which I understand but it looks odd and impersonal.
What do you think?
Post # 3
I do think it is a bit odd, I’ve never ever seen this done…and honestly, people are going to think it is sweet if your mom gets emotional during her speech.
Post # 4
Well, it’s not any stranger that some of the other things I’ve seen at weddings…at some point you have to stop worrying about what other people are going to think and let people celebrate with you their way…I would draw the line at anything involving sock puppets, mud wrestling or hot dog eating contests though….
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
If she gets emotional, she can stop, take a deep breath/little pause, and keep going.
That’s what I did during my vows! 🙂 And also what my MOHs did during their toast-we all got teary-eyed, but we powered through it.
No one will be upset if your Mom cries!
Post # 6
@mnp: I understand your wish as I understand your mother’s anxiety. you can try this: choose a song that you think represents her feelings and emotions and just ask her to introduce the song…then let the music go!
Post # 7
@Nona99: I would draw the line at anything involving sock puppets, mud wrestling or hot dog eating contests though..
I second that 😛
Post # 8
If it’s a small group who for the most part knows your mom’s relationship to the MC, then I don’t see anything wrong with it. If it’s a big crowd or most folks don’t know who the MC is in relationship to your mom, I wouldn’t do this, and ask your mom if there’s a member of the bridal party who could deliver her speech instead. Without knowing the MC and her relationship to your mom, it could be percieved by guests as being pretty sterile/generic and lose a lot of the meaningful feelings in that speech.
Post # 9
@fishbone: @rebwana: @Wonderstruck: I’ll talk it over with my mom to see if my uncle can give the speech. Thanks, ladies!