Post # 1
How many brides out there are giving a speech?
I am. I’m so nervous. I know to thank my mom, my (future) husbands parents, the guests and most importantly – my new husband.
BUT where do you stop?! My jeweler will be there as she’s a friend – do i thank her?
If you are doing a speech, what other elements are you including??
Post # 3
A lot of my family/friends haven’t had the chance to meet my now-husband so I took the opportunity to say some nice things about him and what he means to me. I didn’t really think about it before or plan anything to say – I just winged it. But I thanked all the people who made our day possible (some specific, some in general) and thanked everyone for being there with us. I don’t really remember it all that well so I’ll have to take a look at the video once it’s finished!
I think as long as you’re sincere and speak from the heart it will be great!
Post # 4
the speech thing is a good idea im stealing it haha… thank everyone there and all whm of which has helped u
Post # 5
Neither of us are giving a speech. Our guests will know full well that we appreciate them attending in other ways. Also, I have never once attended a wedding where the couple gave a speech and no one was slighted at all.
If you do decide to give one (and they are not required, nor is it required to have anyone else give one), just say something like “Thanks everyone for coming” which keeps it short and sweet as it should be, it covers everyone, and should make you less nervous since you can then quickly move on to something else you would rather do.
Post # 6
- Wedding: December 2010 - University of Toronto Faculty Club
My sister gave a speech at her wedding and it was fantastic. She basically thanked our family and her husband’s family and then talked a bit about how she met her husband and how much she loves him. I thought it was really really lovely and plan to do something similar at mine.
I also don’t think your jeweller will be offended if you don’t mention her.
Post # 7
I would have loved to give a speech, but I knew there was just NO way I would get through it (crying) so we didn’t do that. Had I known I wouldn’t be nervous or cry, I definately would have spoke!!! 🙂
Post # 8
I put mine in a letter that was in all the oot bags (DW so everyone got one) because I wasnt sure I would get a chance. I had always heard that the bride and groom give a speech at the RD and not at the wedding but it wouldn’t seem innapropriate to me to hear one 🙂
Post # 9
My fiance will be making a short & sweet speech, and I’ll be basically repeating it, but in spanish. His family is Mexican, and some speak mainly spanish so we thought it would be really nice for me to show my love for him, his family & his culture by saying THANKS FOR COMING in spanish.
Post # 10
I do a ton of public speaking for my job, so am very comfortable speaking in front of large groups, but I still think I will be so nervous before I speak at the wedding because of how emotional it will be!
I plan to start by thanking my parents, then thanking his parents and family for welcoming me with such open arms. Then a quick thanks to everyone for attending and how meaningful it is to us that they are there. Then I will speak for a couple minutes about The Guy. I plan for the whole thing to be no more than five minutes in length.
Post # 11
We’re not going to make a speech @ out wedding. But we will at the rehearsal dinner. Our RD speech will also incorporate the giving of gifts to family, wedding party members, etc.