Post # 1
What are the normal speeches that people give at receptions?
I know the Bridesmaid or Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor speeches are a must.. but what are the others?
Trying to plan my reception program and I’m at a loss for these… What speeches are you having?
Post # 3
The traditional speeches are by the Maid of Honour, Best Man, Father of the Bride, Mother of the Groom and a response by the Groom on behalf of the couple.
In some weddings people open the floor so that other invited guests can give speeches, I would advise that you tread very carefully with that as I’ve been to wedding where this causes the speech segment to run very long and people tend to get fussy and fed up, especially if the speeches are done before dinner. Also when you open the floor you never know who will say what, it can be funny but equally embarassing.
I would suggest you desginate your speakers before hand and stick with that.