Post # 1
So, I’m trying to organize who speaks when at our reception. I don’t want really long speeches/toasts, and I don’t want to have people getting up and down from their seats during dinner itself to speak. Plus, we’re doing the shoe game in between the salad and main courses.
So I was thinking we could do it as coffee/tea/dessert was being served (basically at the end of the meal when people are just finishing). Now, my mom arranged for my uncle to make a “toast to the bride”… is this the same thing as a speech? And does it go first?
The other people we have to make speeches potentially are best man, maid of honour, father of the groom, and father of the bride. We’re limiting people to a few minutes each, and the best man and maid of honour might speak together. So, what order do they go in usually… I know I can just pick, but I want to know what others are doing.
Post # 3
I didnt want to beak up dinner with a bunch of speeches, but felt the need for some kind of something to bring everyone together, so I am having my mom make a “hey thanks for coming, we are so happy, etc ” speeh as we sit down to dinner, then I plan on moving the guests back to the cocktail area on the upper lawn after dinner where the rest of the speeches ( abut 3 or 4 tops ) will take place. just in time for the sunset 🙂
Post # 4
@bndmusicfactory: That’s a great idea to do the speeches with the sunset in the background 🙂
Do you know what order you are going to do your speeches in?
Post # 5
Anybody have any idea who’s speech should go first? Help!
Post # 6
We are probably just having Maid of Honour, Groom, Best Man, and keeping them short and simple. But that could change.
Traditionally it’s Father of the Bride, then the Groom, then the Best Man. But, do what you want.