- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
My twin brother is getting married on Saturday (!!!!), and of course we are ironing out a bunch of last minute details. My wedding was June 1, and it’s super nice to just plan on donning a bridesmaids dress, spending family time, and hitting the champagne this time around!
That said, a rehearsal question. My mom is understandably very pumped for this event, but I fear she’s a little too stuck in “mother of the bride mode” in certain ways. My parents are hosting the rehearsal dinner. My dad plans to give a short speech, but my mom wants me to do so as well. My younger brother is the best man, and will be speaking at the reception, but I think momma wants me to acknowledge the special twin bond in a sweet way. We are close, but I don’t personally feel strongly one way or the other about doing this.
I’m comfortable with public speaking and could probably pull off something sweet and funny that speaks to both my brother and his bride to be, but I’m a little concerned it’s unncessary and could be taken as me trying to be the center of attention (BRIDE THE SEQUEL!).
Her parents are hosting 100% of everything else, and I think are treating this wedding pretty traditionally in all aspects. I deeeeeefinitely don’t want to come off as thunderstealing or like I feel like it’s about me and my brother and our family – it’s totally about the bride’s family in this case, and I am so happy to go with that particular flow. I also know people don’t really love to listen to tons of speeches from people they don’t know, and the rehearsal is heavily populated with her family over ours.
What do you think? Speech or no speech?