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#1 Mrsktobe

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 09:51 AM

Is anyone else doing it? I am for sure.. my parents are pretty traditional and I think would be upset if we didn't, even though we paid for Mexico on our own. I've read posts about being forgoing it and not doing any.. just would be interested if anyone else is doing speeches.

We're doing the usual introduce the bridal party, housekeeping stuff and then the typical speeches. Even though we have a group of 53, I still think it's a nice thing to recognize others.

Edited by Mrsktobe, 10 September 2014 - 09:51 AM.


#2 beckys98

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:03 AM

Great question! I've been thinking about this lately. I would be fine not doing them, but I think if people want to say something I shouldn't tell them they can't. But I'm considering maybe doing speeches as part of a welcome dinner/rehearsal dinner the night before? My resort has our reception ending at 10p.m. and I'm just worried about taking up a lot of time with speeches - I want people dancing, interacting and having as much fun as possible.

 

My sister did hers during dinner at her DW, but even though we told the servers not to stop service during the speeches they did anyway and it took forever to get through dinner.



#3 chelseapaige37

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:40 AM

I'm doing them and will do them between courses and ours at the end. Just short, simple speeches.


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#4 spjwedding

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 11:30 AM

Nope, only myself and FI will be doing them. I really don't like the fuss 



#5 tygrrlily

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 01:51 PM

We'll be doing our bride/groom speech and a MOH and Best Man speech for sure. Possibly parent ones as well, but only if they want to.  Even though it's a smaller number and a DW, I still wanted to keep certain aspects of a traditional wedding.

 

Also, our best man is hilarious and I know he's going to bring the house down


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#6 TinkerSofi

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:45 PM

I think we will. I feel like my fiance and I need to say something. I know that my Canadian MOH and my brother want to say something. I'm not sure about my fiance's sisters since they're pretty shy. I really hate events with tons of long speeches so I'll ask people to keep them really brief and simple. I don't want to force anyone to do the speeches but I'm also not going to tell anyone to not do them if they really want to. We will have to split them across different events if there are too many but that's ok. 



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#7 calgarybride2015

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 03:21 PM

Fiance and I planned to say thank you to everyone at our welcome drinks gathering.

I guess we should again at the reception?

 

We planned for our MC (who is also hilarious) give the toast at the end of the ceremony.

Then at the reception - my sister (MOH), fiance's brother (best man), then my dad, and his mom.  I was considering asking my sister as well, but she said she is too shy and would need a lot to drink (scary! eek! trying to avoid that).  Possibly fiance's dad and/or uncle.

 

Also want to keep it light.  If people want to stand up and toast us during the night they are welcome. But I plan to let them know short and sweet - as I think most people prefer that anyways.

 

I should actually get on this - they only have 4 months to prepare LOL!


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#8 MrsCtoB

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 05:02 PM

We are... We plan on having a short one and then the MOH and Best Man have expressed that they want to make short speeches as well. Probably will keep it just at that.



#9 laquanharris

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    Posted 10 September 2014 - 11:17 PM

    Wow, haven't  really thought of this!  being that we probably want to get to the party portion of the reception, we will probably do this during the dinner portion.



    #10 MorganRene

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    Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:35 AM

    We are going to do them. My fiancé and I will probably do some sort of an introduction of everyone at a welcome type event, then a thank you after the ceremony. Our bm and moh will give a speech and then both of our dads probably, too




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