POLL – Who gave a speech at your wedding?

posted 10 months ago in Reception
  • poll: Who gave a speech at your wedding?
    Just the maid of honor and best man : (25 votes)
    36 %
    The maid of honor, best man, and father of the bride : (15 votes)
    21 %
    So many! Even the bride and the groom and parents and grandparents! : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Other (explain below) : (25 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 16
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    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Both of our fathers.  Moms both didn’t want to speak. 

    Post # 17
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    712 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    I’m not married yet but I think our best man and man of honour will say something – maybe our parents.  I actually don’t mind wedding speeches, as long as they don’t go on for too long.  I went to a wedding where the entire bridal party (8 people!!) EACH gave a speech!! Plus both sets of parents and step parents.  It was terrible.

    Post # 18
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    2711 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Parents of the bride together, father of the groom (who was also the best man), and the groom made speeches/toasts.

    Post # 19
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    6932 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We did father of the bride, best man, and maid of honor. 

    My dad did his at the beginning of the reception as a part welcome, part toast. The Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man did them later on during the reception. Our Bridesmaid or Best Man knocked it out of the park but my Maid/Matron of Honor was a total letdown. She was so drunk she lost her speech, so thankfully she just did a little generic toast and got off the stage. It could have gone south fast with her because she can be a hot mess sometimes.

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Other than me thanking everyone for coming no one did any speeches. Wedding speeches and dances are the worst part of a wedding to me and luckily my husband agreed. We had guests actually comment how great it was that these things were absent since they too found them boring.

    Post # 21
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    The best man and my mum 🙂 (my Maid/Matron of Honor would hate giving a speech!)

    Post # 22
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    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Traditional speeches so best man, father of bride and groom . I spoke too 

    Post # 23
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    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Father of the bride, mum of groom, best man and groom, though we broke the speeches up during dinner.

    Post # 24
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    6060 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We said a very quick thank you upon entrance. The only actual speech was best man/husbands brother. I absolutely hate long/many speeches so I definitely didnt want a lot. 

    Post # 25
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    15 posts
    Newbee

    My father, the best man, and maid of honor — but my mother gave a “welcome” that went on longer than all the other toasts/speeches combined. It was painful and I felt bad for our guests but it was important to my mother and she needed her moment. Definitely had a few laughs about it later with my husband.

    I personally love speeches at weddings — at mine and at other people’s. The good ones are funny and heartwarming and the bad ones give you something to laugh about later.

    Post # 27
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    5190 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    That’s interesting, I have never been to a wedding that didn’t have the father of the bride giving a speech! 

    Mine will be the only wedding I know of that won’t have FOB speaking, I think I will give a speech, the groom and the two best men.

    I really like speeches at weddings, particularly if you aren’t that close to the couple, I feel like it gives you a lovely insight into their lives and relationship.

    I don’t like all the advice that is basically saying “don’t give a speech” “if someone gives a speech make sure it’s exactly 1 minute”. Okay that’s your opinion, stop acting like it is some golden rule. 

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    Our parents, maid of honour and best man gave a speech. Our grandmothers and bridal party gave us a toast 

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    UK bee here so we did the traditional Father of the Bride, best man and groom, plus my sister also did a speech as maid of honour.

    Post # 30
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    518 posts
    Busy bee

    Dad, Best Man & Husband. 

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