Post # 1
I want my mom to speak as a representation of my immediate family in lieu of a father’s toast (he passed last year). I want either my Future Father-In-Law or Future Mother-In-Law to say something also. Then there’s the best man and moh toasts. Which event is best or do they speak at both (rehearsal dinner vs. reception)?
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Mr. LK gave a welcome speech before the first course (we paid for everything). My Maid/Matron of Honor and his best man gave their speeches before the 2nd course was served, my Dad and his Aunt gave their speeches right before the 3rd course was served, and Teen LK gave his right before the 4th course was served. Everyone was told they had 3 minutes per speech and that our DOC was instructed to make like the Oscars and drown them out wih music if they went over time. 😉 The flow worked really well, and because we kept each session short, no one had time to get bored or too hungry while waiting for the next course to be served.
Tradition is that the best man and father of the bride make the wedding day speeches. All others are reserved for the rd. A more modern take on it is the best man, maid/matron of honor, and rep for whomever is hosting the wedding to speak. But you are not bound by those rules. I think that as long as all speeches are kept short and sweet, and you are not delaying people from eating, you’re good.