(Closed) Did you or your (now) husband do a thank you speech at the reception?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you doing a speech?
    Yep. We're giving a speech! : (29 votes)
    66 %
    No. We'll leave that to the other folks (i.e. Best Man, Dad, etc.) : (13 votes)
    30 %
    Other... .I'll explain below. : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yes, my Darling Husband did an inpromptu speech after the speeches were finished thanking my parents and his parents. It was inpromptu in the sense that no one knew he was going to do it, but I could tell by what he said that it was well planned. I think it added a nice touch to the wedding as it was from the heart and genuine. I did not speak as my Darling Husband said his speech from both of us.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    After all the other toasts my husband did a really short thank you speech and he winged it. Since we got married on father’s day I finished up the speech wishing all of the father figures that have influenced us in our lives a happy father’s day and a thank you for sharing their day with us. We didn’t prepare it at all, we just knew we’d be doing it. It went well!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We aren’t really into toasts and speeches.  We had the maid of honor and best man toast us and that was it!

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Yes we did a welcome and thank you speech right after my parents’ welcome speech.  We basically thanked everyone what what they have contributed to our lives, thanked some people personally and invited everyone to have an awesome time.

     

    I think it’s nice for the bride and groom and address everyone. It personalizes the evening.  Otherwise, if they never interact with everyone they seem removed from the whole thing.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Since neither of us have a Father present at our wedding (his Father passed, mine is just dead beat) Fiance will do a toast to thank every one for coming and sharing our day, and our best man will do his. Thats it. 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We planned on doing it right before cake cutting but we totally forgot. We should have told our DJ ahead of time.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We didn’t give a speech. Between our Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man, our Koumbari and my father we had PLENTY of people already giving speeches. It seemed like overkill to do more.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’re not planning on it since neither of us particularly like public speaking. We’ll say a few words of thanks at our Rehearsal Dinner, though.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Yes. Darling Husband just said ‘thank you’ with a beaming smile. I just bowed. We weren’t expecting to do any speeches or toasts. My bro pulled that on us LASSSSSSST minute so that’s all we mustered up. Embarassed

    Post # 12
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No we didnt want to speak at all, because we knew we would be overwhelmed with the emotions of the day

    Post # 13
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    1425 posts
    Bumble bee

    Fiance hates speeches at weddings, but I’ve convinced him to have our bridal party say a quick “Toast to the Bride & Groom” together. That being said, we’re not giving a speech per say, more just saying our thank-you’s and apprecations. FI’s a pretty good public speaker and has given his fair share of Bridesmaid or Best Man speeches, so when I start bawling, he’ll be able to take over.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We plan on saying a quick thank you and I’ll probably do all the talking because Fiance is super shy.  He usually leaves the talking up to me 😉

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We did, or rather he did!  DH just said a nice thank you to our parents and guests who all traveled so far to be with us that day.  And he said a few nice words about me too!

    I think it’s nice when the bride and/or groom say a quick thank you to the guests after the speeches.  It’s usually much shorter than the FOB/BM/MOH speeches in my opinion.

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My Fiance speaks more fluently than I do so I want him to do our thank you speech. He can come up with something better than have me try to think of something perfect to say and then probably end up crying. Yes I am a bit emotional at times…

    I think everything should say something even if it is just: Thank you for coming and sharing in this important chapter of our lives. I feel it completes the day.

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