Post # 1
My Fiance isn’t having a best man so, we won’t be having a best man speech. I did think think about asking my Maid/Matron of Honor to do a cowed instead but, I’m not too sure. What do you think?
My dad, Fiance and possibly his grandad (he has always been the most supportive through FIs life). will be making a speech.
Who will be making speeches at your wedding?
Post # 3
@mrstaylortobe: I’ve seen many Maid/Matron of Honor speeches. If she’s comfortable with it, go for it.
Post # 4
My Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man…that’s it!
Post # 5
My dad, fiance/husband, and the best man will definitely be doing speeches. I don’t want speeches to take up the whole reception, but there’s a part of me that’s going “Only men are speaking! Equality for all!” etc. So I might get my Maid/Matron of Honor to make a speech, or maybe even someone from fiance’s side (his mother or something).
Post # 6
We’re having a best man speech, and I have 2 Maid/Matron of Honor and they’re both doing a speech. I can’t wait!
Post # 7
no speeches at all at our wedding! they are normally so awkward.
Post # 8
Like where I am (Australia), UK tradition is 3 speeches: Father of the bride, Groom, Best man. Maid/Matron of Honor speeches are rare, but not unheard of.
I think it’s done this way because there’s one person to speak about the bride (her father), one to speak about the groom (the best man), and the groom to say thank you to everyone. We had those 3 and also me (I didn’t want it to be men only!), but mine was just a few thank yous too.
So in my opinion… if Maid/Matron of Honor is making a speech, that should be instead of your dad, not instead of the best man. Either that or she should keep it fairly short 🙂
Post # 9
so far, I think the plan is Maid/Matron of Honor, Best Man and Groom. I agree that speeches can be awkward (although not always the case…I’ve seen some great ones), and definitely not a fan of too many speeches.
Post # 10
At most weddings I’ve been to, the best man and Maid/Matron of Honor make a speech. This will probably be the case at ours.
Sometimes, the father of the bride makes a speech, too, but it’s been my experience that this usually happens later in the evening/after dinner so the guests don’t get too bored with too many speeches in a row.
If your Maid/Matron of Honor is up for it, go for it!