(Closed) When should the speeches be?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: When should the best man give his speech?
    Option 1: As the first course is being served out : (3 votes)
    50 %
    Option 2: After the first course has been served on the table : (3 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think you should do the Bridesmaid or Best Man speech while the first course is being served merely so that all of the food doesn’t get cold while your guests are listening to the speech. You want them to pay attention to what your Bridesmaid or Best Man is saying rather than concentrating on eating 🙂

    Post # 5
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I wanted to do them while the food was being served, by my venue said they wouldn’t do to noise and distraction from the toasts.

    Post # 6
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    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Over here speeches used to happen directly after dessert – as in, while people were lingering over their coffee but hadn’t yet decided to start wandering around. Now it’s becoming more common to have the speeches directly before any food is served, as soon as everyone is in their seat. We’re doing this: Fiance could barely eat his dinner at his brother’s wedding – he was so nervous of giving his speech. At least for ours he’ll have it out of the way and can relax and enjoy his dinner. But then we generally don’t do the wandering from table to table thing over here. Yay! I’ll get to enjoy my dinner!

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