(Closed) are you giving a speech?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

we were debating about it, my dad gave one, my mom gave one, my Maid/Matron of Honor gave one and teh best man gave one.  We decided we would go around to each table and talk to each guest instead of giving a speech

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

NO.  No I am not.  *shudder*  It’s going to be hard enough to do my vows in front of 75 people that I know personally.

Besides, I thought everybody but the bride and groom traditionally did speeches? 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would like to, but i probably wont because it goes against tradition.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m going to do a very short (60 seconds or so) mini-speech and Fi will do one too, although I have to drag him kicking and screaming to do even 15 seconds.  I think we owe it to our guests to give them some formal, group Thank You, as a lot of people have gone to a lot of effort and expense to be with us, and knowing how busy we will be on our wedding day, we really don’t think it would be fair to miss someone in the rush and have them leave feeling not properly welcomed or thanked.

It is not going to be a “thank everyone by name” kind of thing like you see on the Emmys, More like an official welcome to the reception and thank you for sharing the day.

I believe the Best Man has a speech he is cooking up and I’m going to give him some strict time limits on that.  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

In the UK the tradition is Father of the Bride, Best Man, and Groom.  And I’m happy sticking to tradition.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@fishbone:  I think this is what we are doing too. Neither Fiance or I are good public speakers, but I think that with our guests travelling so far we owe them a thank you!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am, because… I’m like that. 🙂 But to set your mind at ease I’ve been to SEVERAL weddings, and of all the speeches and toasts I’ve seen the person giving it has never been the bride.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

HELL NO!! I hate speaking in public, and so does my fiance. The only one who will be giving a speech at our wedding is the best man.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@fishbone:  We’re planning on the same- about a minute of “thank you to everyone for being here and sharing in our day, blah blah blah”- maybe before we cut the cake.

The night before we’re going to do the heavy-duty-emotional speeches. Day of FOB, FOG, Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor get their turn.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My husband thanked everyone for coming right after they sat for dinner & said a few words. We did toasts & the Bridesmaid or Best Man & Maid/Matron of Honor then gave speeches after dinner.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Well I emcee/MC on the side, so public speaking is completely natural to me and after a few drinks, I am sure I will take to the mic, lol, depends how compeled I feel at the time.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We didn’t really think about saying anything, and then we just had planned to introduce the boquet toss (we did something different for it, so it was fun to introduce.) But other than that, I realized later that we, as a newly married couple, didn’t get to say anything to our guests, and I wish we had planned to a little better!

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