(Closed) As a guest- speeches or no speeches?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: As a guest, I prefer:
    Speeches : (33 votes)
    61 %
    No Speeches : (12 votes)
    22 %
    Other, please explain. : (9 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I’m not a fan of lots of speeches, but I don’t mind a few that are short and sweet.

    Post # 4
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Hunter's Ridge, Princeton, IL

    Meaningful & short…I really don’t want to hear any inside jokes or about the fun time you and the bride had in college on spring break ; )

    Post # 5
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I should have clicked ‘other’ – short, sweet, and to the point.. and don’t give the microphone to drunk 3rd cousin Mike to go on and on..

    Post # 6
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like speeches as long as they are meaningful and kept fairly short in length!

    Post # 7
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Speeches are my favorite part of a wedding. However I agree with PP’s. Speeches should be to the point and meaningful.

    Post # 8
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t mind speeches as long as they are short and sweet and kept to a minimum. If its open mic night for everyone who may want to share a funny story about the couple, then thats annoying but BM/MOH speeches are totally fine in my book. 

    Post # 9
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Short and Sweet speeches… and only a few.  As a wedding guest, we don’t understand inside jokes and nothing is worse than not even being able to hear a long-winded speech maker.

    Post # 10
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think speeches and toasts are meant for the rehearsal dinner. I also think that no matter who is in company inside jokes need to be left out. also you can never go wrong with short and simple!

    Post # 11
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Just a couple of speeches that are under 2 minutes. Any longer people begin to get annoyed/bored/zone out.

    Post # 12
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @NYE Gal: As long as they are under 2 mins. 

    Post # 14
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Definitely speeches! Speeches are an important way to add a bit more context and background to the wedding, especially if you’re a guest who doesn’t know the bride and groom that well. Through the speeches you get to know the couple and their closest relatives/friends a little bit better. So I’m a fan of speeches!

    Post # 15
    3521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’m not a fan, honestly. They tend to annoy me because all the speeches I’ve heard are too long and/or full of dumb inside jokes. As a guest, I’d be okay sitting through 10 minutes TOTAL of speeches, but after that, man, it’s pushing it.

    Post # 16
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I enjoy speeches, but only if they’re short, haha. And I like to listen to maybe 4 max.

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