(Closed) Who is speaking at your reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m sorry your Mom likes the spotlight a little too much : (  I think asking her to do it at the rehearsal dinner is a good substitute.  I think as long as she gets some kind of recognition during the day, even being escorted down the aisle during your ceremony (or leading up to it), that would suffice.  Make sure she’s not going to wear white : )

Your reception sounds like fun- sometimes there’s so many scheduled activities, there’s not much room for the actual party.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Fiance and I will give a short welcome speech right after the grand entrance, followed by toasts by my 2 MOHs and the Bridesmaid or Best Man.  No blessing.  I feel like that’s about the max that I would have in terms of speeches, so I don’t think that having a welcome toast in your situation would be bad, as it would be about the same as what we’re doing.

As far as your concerns about your mom being an AW, maybe you could give her a time limit or something?  My mom loves being in the spotlight (even though she says she doesn’t), so we’re indulging that desire but sort of in controlled ways…she and my step-father will be part of the processional, a special rose ceremony for our moms during the ceremony, she’ll be introduced during the grand entrance, etc.  I’m not sure how much you can control what she says beyond giving her a cut-off point though.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sportsgal31:  If you allow Mom to speak at the reception, a cut-off would be great!  Make it like the Oscars, and have your DJ, band, or IPod coordinator start drownout music past a certain point!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If it’s going to be that kind of problem, I agree with your thought to have her speak at the Rehearsal Dinner. 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MissNachoLover:  Rehearsal Dinner sounds like a good idea… are both sets of parents hosting that as well?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had best man, maid of honor and bridesmaid together, and my dad, so four people. Also we had a video, so my guests kind of had to sit through about 20 minutes of junk before dinner. LOL it will be ok. You’re paying for them to eat and drink and that is your thanks, so don’t sweat it. 🙂

Just wanted to tell you that one of my friends has a mom kind of like yours who wanted to make a toast. We were scared about letting her talk, but the bride allowed it. When she took the mic she didn’t drone on and on and she ended up saying a couple of nice things. PHEW. Hopefully if you let your mom talk then she will do you right. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Rehearsal Dinner is a great idea, as that’s when people usually do the most toasting (mine didn’t have any, just my thank you, but whatever).  We just had my sister/MOH, and Darling Husband thanked everyone (he did it at the reception, I did it at the RD).

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