(Closed) Bees, what are you saying in your speeches? Are you saying a speech?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: To speech or not to speech-that is the question
    But of course, darling-I am saying a beautiful speech that will have the crowd eating out of my hand : (7 votes)
    32 %
    No way-I refuse to say a speech-that's the grooms job to do all the talking : (12 votes)
    55 %
    I will be too tipsy by speech time and might slur out a quick toast, but thats it : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    1737 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Are you doing the speech at your rehearsal dinner or at the wedding? My FI and I are both going to do a short “Thank you” speech prior to handing out gifts to our wedding party and parents at the rehearsal dinner…but we are having my parents speak at our wedding (as they are the official host & hostess of the event). 🙂

    Post # 4
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    9567 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I hate public speaking, so my FI will be doing a speech

    Post # 5
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    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I didn’t answer the poll because neither DH nor I made a speech. We got married 10 months ago, and honestly I’d never thought about it until this moment. I hope our guests didn’t think we were rude for not making one! My dad made a speech and thanked everyone for attending and such, and the MOH and best man both made a speech, and that was it.

    Post # 6
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    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Oh I would love to make a speech… I never even thought of it 🙂

     

    Post # 7
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Yea…we totally forgot about giving a thank you speech…we were definitely option #3.

    Post # 8
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    1426 posts
    Bumble bee

    Didn’t vote.  We gave a “thank-you” speech, but the guests were not eating out of our hands.  DH HATES speeches, so we just thanked those who helped us out during our planning, set-up, etc, told everyone to have a good time and be safe!

    Post # 9
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    2426 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    At the end of the reception DH made a short speech just thanking every one…I didn’t wanna talk but felt like everyone stared at me like they were expecting me too! I kind of feel like I should have in retrospect, but oh well.

    Post # 10
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    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Neither of us are planning on saying anything. Never thought about it and don’t think I have heard a bride or groom give a speech at any of the weddings I have been too! Oops.

     

    Post # 11
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    5373 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    We’re having a small (about 60 guests) afternoon cake and champagne reception so we aren’t planning on having speeches. We’ll thank everyone individually instead. I’m so thankful for that because I hate public speaking and FI wouldn’t want to do it haha.

    Post # 13
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    11239 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I might, but I’m undecided. FI is NOT going to make a speech (he doesn’t even want to write vows!) because he haaates public speaking.

    Post # 14
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    7610 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We wrote ours together and said it together in a you-talk-then-I-talk fashion.  It turned out great and it was nice because neither of us was talking for too long since we were taking turns.

    Post # 15
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    7175 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I thought about it a tiny bit before but pretty much just winged it.  I talked about how it felt like a dream to be experiencing the day that we’d dreamt of and planned for so long…. I thanked everyone for being there and for their support… DH spoke after me and thanked his mom for raising him (d’oh! I totally forgot about anything acknowledging parents!) 😉 …. IMO – no one really remembers specifics of speeches unless they are in bad taste… so, be brief, be sincere … and everyone will love hearing from you!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My husband gave a short speech at both our rehearsal dinner and the reception. He basically thanked all the guests for coming and said how happy he was to marry me. Everyone really liked it. I didn’t say anything, because I hate public speaking. I was relieved that he took care of it for me.

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