(Closed) Reception Speeches, Who all gives one?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

this may not sound terribly helpful, but do whatever you want! i think traditionally it’s the best man and maid/matron of honor, but i’ve been to many weddings where more people have said things–people like the parents. at my wedding, my dad, good friend, sister, and groom’s brother said something, as well as about 3 other friends who decided to get up and say something. 

since we had more than two people giving a toast, we spaced each one out by give a toast at the beginning of a dinner course. 

Post # 4
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Typically, the best man and maid of honor will give one, and then possibly the father of the bride, and then the groom will usually say something (and the bride, if you want!). Beyond that, it’s really up to you – you could open the mic to whoever wants to speak, or you could just leave it at that.

Post # 6
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are having FOB, Bridesmaid or Best Man, Maid/Matron of Honor and then we will do a little thank you before we cut the cake.

We are asking them to keep their ‘toasts’ to the 5 minute mark. I understand they are likely to go over but if we low ball hopefully it will encourage them to keep it short. I also like to call them ‘toasts’ so that they don’t write up a two page speech. 😉

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