Post # 1
Is it appropriate to have just the groom give a thank you speech at the rehearsal dinner or is it better to have both bride and groom each address their “sides” individually? We are planning on having the groom only do the speaking, addressing everyone involved…thoughts?
Post # 3
I think it usually falls to the host to give the thank you speech to the guests, so if you guys are throwing the reception yourselves, I think it would be fine either way you want to do it. I don’t think you need to individually address your “sides” if you both choose to speak, but rather, each of you should address all present. (In my etiquettely ignorant opinion. 🙂
Post # 4
@Elvis: Thanks, the groom’s parents are hosting the dinner but are not planning on addressing the group formally. I think we are just going to have the groom do the talking on behalf of both of us…otherwise I think we would just be repeating what the other person had said (plus he’s a way better speaker than me)! The dinner is tonight so wish us luck!