Post # 1
We have to give a list of everyone giving any speeches and when they will be speaking to our DJ. I know my maid of honor would like to give a speech and the best man plans on speaking as well. FI and I will also be giving a short toast thanking everyone. My father will do the blessing before dinner. Who all spoke during your reception? anyone unexpected stand up to give a toast?
Post # 2
Both fathers spoke, best man and my husband. That’s pretty much the standard where I’m from – sometimes the bride and MOH will also speak. I’ve been to a few weddings as well where they opened the floor to anyone who wanted to toast and some friends/extended family took advantage of that. On some occasions this made things run a little long and on others it was really lovely as the couple had immigrated her from overseas and it was nice to have their hometown friends make presentations on behalf of their group of friends that couldn’t all make the journey over.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema
Speeches are the highlight for FI, he asked the speakers (from his side) before he asked his groomsmen lol
Best man, my 2 bridesmaids, 2 of FI’s friends, 1 of my friends, FI and I will give speeches. FI’s parents have both passed and my parents aren’t comfortable with speaking in public, so no parental speeches