(Closed) When do we give our speech?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

You dont have to give a speech if it makes you nervous. Most weddings Ive been to dont have them. There are enough people speaking already.

Post # 5
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve only seen the bride and groom give speeches at the rehearsal dinner…we’ll be doing the same. 

Post # 7
3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love it when the bride and groom make a speech. I just feel like everyone is there for their day and wants to hear them.

I would make your speech while salad is being served?

I’m doing:

Bride and groom during salad

Maid/Matron of Honor during soup course

Best Man during main course.

That way everyone is eating and isn’t waiting on speeches to eat. It’s hard to concentrate when you’re hungry!

Post # 8
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had a buffet dinner, so we opted to do all the speeches shortly after the last table got their food. That gave us and the Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man time to eat, but most everyone else was still enjoying their food and didn’t have to just sit there waiting. 

Our “speech” was completely on the fly. I didn’t prepare anything ahead of time. We just thanked our friends and family for supporting us over the years and for coming to celebrate our wedding. We kept it short and sweet, didn’t name anybody individually, and that was that. 

Also, if you’re super nervous about it, just have Darling Husband talk instead of you. There’s no rule saying that you both have to talk during the speech. As long as you’re standing together, one person can speak for the both of you. 

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