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MOH speech--I'M the MOH

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#1 hmj

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    Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:17 PM

    Hi All! Quick question... I'm the MOH in a wedding this weekend and I'm wondering when I give my speech? Am I the first to go? If so, do I just interrupt dinner and start talking or how's that work? My speech is all written and everything's a go, but I'm starting to freak out about interrupting dinner! This is my 2nd MOH speech, don't remember being so nervous the first time around! :-) Thanks!!

    #2 Karen

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      Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:36 PM

      I would consult with the bride about this and how she wants things to go. If there is a DJ or band leader, he or she will most likely be the MC and announce you when it's time for your speech. This was the case when I was the MOH for one of my friends who had a large traditional wedding. Last year i was MOH for another friend at her small DW of 15. I just waited until everyone was seated and had their drinks. I then hit my fork on my champange glas and asked for everyone's attention for my toast.
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      #3 Kat81

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        Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:37 PM

        Generally the Best Man is the Toast Master of the wedding and arranges when they happen. Talk to the bride and ask her what she knows.

        #4 adias.angel

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          Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:45 PM

          When I was MOH for my friend I gave mine after the best man.

          #5 Anna83

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            Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:11 PM

            At the weddings that I have been to recently, the Best Man gave his speech first, so hopefully you can follow his lead.

            #6 tvt

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              Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:16 PM

              every wedding i've been to the MOH goes first. usually right after people sit down for dinner

              #7 ~Debra~

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                Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:16 PM

                I gave my speech when I was MOH in a wedding after the Best Man but the DJ was the MC and he coordinated when it happened...sometime after dinner.

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