(Closed) Thank you speach?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Did you/ are you going to do a thank you speach?
    Yes, I did one. : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Yes, My FI did one. : (8 votes)
    20 %
    Yes, we both did one. : (18 votes)
    45 %
    No, I dont see the need to. : (12 votes)
    30 %
    What the heck is that?? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’ve seen it done at rehearsal dinners but not at the wedding itself- is that an option for you guys?

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    Ya know, recently (9 months later) I realized that we didn’t. No one really talked to us about it (DJ or coordinator), but I figured we’d say, ya know, thanks for coming. After the speaches from the best men and Maid/Matron of Honor, we are all teary and just moved on. I will say that with 70 people in attendence, we thanked each person individually for coming, so I don’t feel that bad.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We greated each table and thanked them/toasted them individually. But honestly, we totally forgot about the thank you speach. Oh well!

     

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee

    Other- I am going to do one to thank everyone for coming out and celebrating with us but I am not sure if I will do that at the wedding or the rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We did a thank you speech to our families and wedding party at the rehearsal dinner and then went around to every person at the wedding to thank them for coming.

    We aren’t huge public speakers and i think everyone likes the attention of the bride and groom at some point during the night, so that worked best for us.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    We did one.  I think it would have been appalling if we hadn’t.  Maybe this is a regional thing?

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Mudonthetires:  Seems that this is the norm for wedding in our area as well, and probably what we’ll end up doing.  It seems to be the happy medium and a lot more personal than simply giving an all around speech to the entire crowd.

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We did a short thank you speech at the rehearsal dinner as well as a longer one at the wedding (about five minutes each). I don’t know if that’s the norm but we wanted to.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Our wedding isnt until Janury but i voted that we will both be doing a thank you speach.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m pretty sure we’re both doing a thank you speech at the reception.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We both got up but dh spoke. Just thanked me for looking amazing/organizing the event/marrying him and our wedding party/honor guard for participating and mentioned the out of town guests by name and thanked for the special effort and everybody for coming in general. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The thank you speech is supposed to be at the rehearsal dinner, at least thats how it is here.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Most if not all weddings I’ve been to have had a thank you speech.  Typically, certain vendors are thanked, any guests who did anything to help out, and the out of towners are thanked for travelling.

    It usually goes by fast, and usually I don’t think about the speech after I’ve been at someone else’s wedding.

     

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    We both spoke at the rehearsal dinner, getting more specific (I thanked my DH’s family, my family, MOHs, one of the GMs). At the reception, we did a short thank you for our families and our guests.

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