(Closed) Speeches, toasts and champagne (bride and groom speaking)

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: When should my fiance and I give our speech?
    At the beginning, when my fiance thanks the guests for coming (serve champagne) : (7 votes)
    41 %
    During desert (serve champagne) : (7 votes)
    41 %
    Other, describe below : (3 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I love your funny/sentimental speech idea for the beginning when everyone sits down. I’m wondering why do you have so many people speaking? I understand best man/MOH speeches but I would think if I were a guest, you might have too many people speaking at the wedding and it could get drawn out. I understand that you are staggering the speeches out but it might be a bit much if guests keep getting interrupted at dinner and don’t really get a chance to mingle with the people they are sitting with.

    Post # 6
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    im trying to think what we did for our wedding – once the bridal party came in and we were introduced we went straight into our first dance after that my husband and i both said something before they started serving dinner – we sat down and had our dinner – after the dinner we did the father daughter/ mother son dances then our Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man gave their speeches before we cut the cake.

    Maybe you guys could get introduced – have you Fiance say his thank yous and then go into the dances – (not sure how you are doing dinner) everyone should have drinks already so i would maybe have the everyone do their speeches during dinner, in between courses or something? and then when it comes time to do the cake have the champagne passed out and you and Fiance could give your speech together before cutting the cake? or cut the cake and have him give his speech while everyone is eating?

    some people will leave early some people may head straight for a local bar (or hotel bar if your reception is being held in a hotel) so i would avoid doing a speech at the end.

    Post # 8
    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’m curious, since you say this is common in Canada- how were speeches spread out at other weddings you’ve been to? This also seems like a lot to me, and I’m not sure having them staggered through dinner will be nice for guests because it interrupts them from their meal.

    I would say most of the toasts could be around the cake cutting/champagne service. I think champagne should be served during dessert.

    Post # 9
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I just want to add that Darling Husband and I forgot to do a thank you annoucement/speech! I feel awful thinking back on it. I wonder if anyone noticed. however, we did do a goodbye circle near the end. We had a small wedding and got to talk to everyone but still…I really feel that we should have dont this but toally spaced….

    I voted above

    Post # 10
    798 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are doing ours during dessert, then that’s a good lead-in to our 1st dance…

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