(Closed) can my MOH make a speech?who will be doing speeches at your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
8180 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@mrstaylortobe:  I’ve seen many Maid/Matron of Honor speeches. If she’s comfortable with it, go for it.

Post # 4
13294 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man…that’s it!

Post # 5
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

no speeches at all at our wedding! they are normally so awkward.

Post # 8
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
1598 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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!






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