Post # 1
Okay maybe i’m crazy, but I have only been to a few weddings, and never have I heard a thank you speach. Or one from the grrom to the bride, or bride to the groom. Until today I was reading somewhere and it said I should start writing it… do people do these? Am I just out of the loop?
Post # 3
I’ve seen it done at rehearsal dinners but not at the wedding itself- is that an option for you guys?
Post # 4
- 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
We greated each table and thanked them/toasted them individually. But honestly, we totally forgot about the thank you speach. Oh well!
Post # 6
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
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
We did one. I think it would have been appalling if we hadn’t. Maybe this is a regional thing?
Post # 9
@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
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
Our wedding isnt until Janury but i voted that we will both be doing a thank you speach.
Post # 12
I’m pretty sure we’re both doing a thank you speech at the reception.
Post # 13
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
The thank you speech is supposed to be at the rehearsal dinner, at least thats how it is here.
Post # 15
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
- 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.