Post # 1
Wondering if any one has any experience with uneven bridal parties and speeches. Our wedding party consists of 5 people. My fiance’s brothers will be his groomsmen while my best friend will be my maid of honor and my two sisters will be my bridesmaids. We are trying to figure out who will give speeches at the wedding. My fiance’s brother’s will speak but for my side i’m not sure if my sisters should speak to be consistent or if my maid of honor should speak. I am worried about hurting feelings if I ask one person and not the other but also dont want speeches to take so long and feel like it might be a bit much to have all of my girls talking.
Does any one have experience with this? I’d love some advice!
Post # 3
I’m pretty sure it;s only the Best Man who says a speech
Post # 4
It can be whoever you want. We had seven people in our wedding party, and 5 of them spoke at the reception. We asked everyone before the wedding so no one would be lefted out.
Post # 5
Usually it’s just the Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man. But you can have whoever you want to do it. No one is required to. Make sure you ask everyone beforehand!
Post # 6
I don’t think there is one right answer. Traditionally the best man and the maid of honor are the ones that speak. But I know people who have had the whole bridal party speak. Are your bridesmaids the kind of people who will want to speak? Do you want them to speak? Are you okay if it takes half an hour to get through all the speaches? Whatever you decide will be fine. You could even talk to them to get their opinion!
Post # 7
The others traditionally give speeches the night before at the rehearsal dinner, if you’re having one.