Post # 1
Traditionally, other then the Bridesmaid or Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor – who gives speeches?
I have someone doing a welcom, a prayer before dinner but do dads say something? (FFIL and my dad)
Post # 3
Dads do, yes. Way back when, they were one of the only people to give speeches, but these days anything goes. We had the groom and best man make a speech at our wedding, and I’ve seen it done a zillions ways. A coordinator gave me a speech/toast book last month that might help if you have anyone concerned about giving a speech….and it’s a thin read, so there’s not a lot of fluff.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles
So timely! I have a post coming up on this very subject!
Post # 5
There was just something about this on the Martha Stewart Wedding Blog, and Darcy mentioned that is also very nice for the Bride or Groom to say a little something to their guests, maybe not a long blown out speech. But a little something
Post # 6
Often each set of parents will do a small speach, especially if they are hosting. It is also nice if the happy couple gives a speach thanking everyone for coming and sharign thier day.
Post # 7
Traditionally the father of the groom toasts the bride at the rehearsal dinner and the father of the bride toasts the newleyweds at the reception. But you could do anything you want 🙂
Post # 8
for our michigan wedding reception – we’re only going to have fi and his father speak.
for our boston reception – fi and i will speak along with best man, matron of honor, and bridesman
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
whoever wants to speak speaks. No one has to speak and no one doesnt have to. ask your Bridal Party and family who would like to do it.
Post # 10
I don’t want to drag the night out with speeches, you know? I guess I’m going to have to narrow things down because as of right now I have
Us saying thank you (possibly)
Maid/Matron of Honor
that’s really long – I don’t want the whole dinner hour to be talking, talking, talking – you know?
Post # 11
i don’t think 2 dads + best man + moh will be that long as long as you limit their time. that way, they won’t go on and on forever.
I think the Maid/Matron of Honor and best man will be ok with the time limit. if you get pushback from the dads on the time, tell them that they can go on and on at the rehearsal dinner.