(Closed) Speeches/Toasts. Is it appropriate that my parents have the MC…

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I do think it is a bit odd, I’ve never ever seen this done…and honestly, people are going to think it is sweet if your mom gets emotional during her speech.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Well, it’s not any stranger that some of the other things I’ve seen at weddings…at some point you have to stop worrying about what other people are going to think and let people celebrate with you their way…I would draw the line at anything involving sock puppets, mud wrestling or hot dog eating contests though….

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

If she gets emotional, she can stop, take a deep breath/little pause, and keep going.

That’s what I did during my vows! 🙂 And also what my MOHs did during their toast-we all got teary-eyed, but we powered through it.

No one will be upset if your Mom cries!

Post # 6
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Newbee

@mnp:  I understand your wish as I understand your mother’s anxiety. you can try this: choose a song that you think represents her feelings and emotions and just ask her to introduce the song…then let the music go!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Nona99:  I would draw the line at anything involving sock puppets, mud wrestling or hot dog eating contests though..

I second that 😛

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If it’s a small group who for the most part knows your mom’s relationship to the MC, then I don’t see anything wrong with it. If it’s a big crowd or most folks don’t know who the MC is in relationship to your mom, I wouldn’t do this, and ask your mom if there’s a member of the bridal party who could deliver her speech instead.  Without knowing the MC and her relationship to your mom, it could be percieved by guests as being pretty sterile/generic and lose a lot of the meaningful feelings in that speech.  

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