(Closed) Poll – Who gives the first speech?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Who gives the first speech at the reception?
    Father of the Bride : (7 votes)
    37 %
    The Best Man : (3 votes)
    16 %
    Either one! It doesn't matter who goes first! : (9 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    My parents are hosting the recpetion, so my dad will welcome everyone and give the first speech.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think it really matters, but every wedding i’ve been to went FOB, Best Man, Maid of Honor. 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Whoever wants to. There is no law as to who goes first. Tons of people skip speeches altogether as well.

    Post # 6
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I don’t think it matters. We didn’t do parent toasts at our wedding b/c my parents technically didn’t host the wedding since we did. But we didn’t toast, either. We just had the best man and maid of honor give a quick speech. When the bride’s parents pay, I’ve seen the father of the bride give a speech but i’ve only seen that at a few weddings so i say it doesn’t matter the order!

    Post # 7
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    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Selene- good point, i have been to 1 wedding where the priest (or pastor) said a prayer and that was the only “speech” the whole reception. No rules to this I think. 

    🙂

    Post # 8
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    1336 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    In our case, we are hosting, so far we are planning on the Bridesmaid or Best Man going first. 

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