Post # 1
Fiance and I are both pretty shy people, and we are a bit nervous as to what to say in our wedding speech. Is there anything wrong with simply thanking the guests for coming? What does the Bride and Groom speech look like?
Post # 3
You don’t actually have to give a speech at all–going table-to-table and thanking guests personally will suffice. 🙂
Post # 4
i agree, i don’t think its absolutely necessary if both of you are not comfortable speaking. ( i’ve been to a handful of weddings and have never seen the bride and groom say anything.)
Having said that, I think it is a nice idea and fiance and i plan to. Just short and sweet. I think thanking your guests for coming and your parents for hosting (if they are) sounds wonderful!
Post # 5
I also have never seen a bride or groom speak at the wedding. Since it sounds like its not something you want to do, just skip it all together.
Post # 6
I am like you, I wouldn’t want to make this huge speech in front of a lot of people like that. That being said, I would either go the route of making a short and sweet “thank you for attending and support/encouragement” kind of speech under about 45 seconds. Or I would just follow the suggestion of personally walking around to each of the tables and thanking the guests individually or in small groups. I actually prefer that more as a wedding guest anyway because I feel it is more sincere.
Post # 7
We are actually really doing any speeches. We are having an open mic for 20 minutes for anyone who wants to say something. I have also heard for Brides and grooms going around to each table and doing a cheers and thank you which can be nice and personal for your guests.