Post # 1
Our rehearsal dinner is small. Its our parents, siblings, and wedding party (w/ their significant others) only. A total of 26 adults and 3 kids. I know our MOH/BM give speeches during the wedding reception. I am fuzzy re: who gives speeches during the rehearsal dinner.
I wasn’t planning on singling out my bridesmaids and doing thank you speeches in front of everyone. I was only going to do my parents, FIL’s, FH, and my one sister and Brother-In-Law who have had a huge role in my life the past 3.5 years.
On of my close gf’s suggested doing each bridesmaid bc then I have an intro into giving them their gift?
What are you doing? Do you have any suggestions?
Post # 3
We didn’t know that we needed to ask anyone necessarily to do speeches, we thought they would just speak up if they wanted to say something. Well, no one did at all. We said a mini thank you speech to everyone before dessert and that was it (we gave out gifts on a different day). I was a little disappointed, but maybe we should have asked people to say something, or at least one person, to get the trend going.
Post # 4
We said a thank you speech to everyone when we distributed the wedding party and parents presents. DH’s mom said a little speech as well since she was the host. If any one else had wanted to say anything they were more than welcome to, but we didn’t feel it was necessary for the rehearsal dinner.
Post # 5
I dont know what protocol is, but I was planning to thank people at our rehearsal dinner. I just feel like I NEED to publicly thank our family and friends and I’d rather do it at the Rehearsal Dinner than the wedding.
Post # 6
@CorgiTales: definitely would rather do it at the Rehearsal Dinner.
OK – I’ll thank all of my bm’s during the rehearsal dinner. At that time I will also thank my parents, FIL’s, and FH (you know cute I can’t wait to marry you tomorrow, lol)
During the wedding reception FH will stand for us and thank everyone. Just a nice toast to tell how much we appreciate everyone coming to share our day, blah blah blah blah blah etc…