(Closed) opinions about speech at wedding

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I would just thank both sets of parents in the speech.  Your guests don’t really need to know who paid for what, do they?

Post # 4
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Just thank both parents for making your wedding day possible. You don’t need to go into any details.

Post # 5
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@virgomasala80:  Since odds are good that the people who need to know who paid for what, will be aware of it long before you say, “I Do” you needn’t say a word about it in your speech, nothing good can come from it and apart from thanking both sets of parents for their generosity and support, nothing else needs to be said.

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We didn’t do speeches but if we did, I would just do what PP said and just thank family/friends for their contributions and their generosity. There’s no need to go into a running total as to who gave what. Short and sweet speeches are always better.

Post # 8
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@virgomasala80:  That’s fine regarding the “Your company is requested at …” We hosted our own wedding and that’s pretty much what we did. Your other option if you don’t want to be specific about exactly who is paying for what but wanted to give credit to everyone contributing “Ms. virgomasala80 and Mr. so and so, along with their families, request the honor of your presence…”

I think post-wedding gifts are fine. Most people gift the day of, but if this isn’t a tradition with your family, I think waiting until afterwards would be fine. Maybe your photographer can get you some early shots from the wedding and you can frame them for gifts?

Post # 10
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I plan on writing a long list of Thank Yous on the back of our wedding program, so you could say thanks to your parents for their generosity, thanks to his parents for the party and the attire, thanks to the friend for the videography, etc.

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