(Closed) Groom speech etiquette

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Grixis857: Makes sense.

The way we did it was:

Engagement Party – my father spoke (because he wanted to), his mom spoke because she hosted

Rehersal Dinner – his father spoke (because he hosted), his mother spoke (because it was in her house), and then we opened the floor to anyone else who wanted to speak

Wedding Reception – my father spoke (because my parents hosted), my sister and his brother spoke (BM and MOH), he spoke after cake cutting and I said a very brief thank you as well.


It’s totally up to what you want to do.

Post # 5
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Grixis857: The host usually “welcomes” everyone and thanks them all for coming. Maybe takes a short moment to relate a thought about the bride and groom (or just one).

Bridesmaid or Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor toasts are usually just to the bride and groom (with maybe a funny story).

Groom/Bride toast is a thank you to everyone for coming (very short) and maybe a toast to the bride if the groom so wishes.

Things should be kept short 2-5 min is a good time to shoot for.

Post # 7
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

There’s no set etiquette on this.  Give a speech at any of the events you want to give a speech at.  I think it’s most important for the bride and groom to give a speech at the wedding over the other events.  Everyone came to celebrate you so it would odd if you didn’t address all your guest as a group, tell them what they mean to you and thank them for everything.


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