If youre planning a wedding or planning on being in one, then the question of wedding speeches is bound to come up.
Who gives the speeches
Well, this is really up to the couple thats getting married, but there seems to be a normal list of people that are expected to say something.
The wedding party usually has the most members talking about the bride or the groom. The Best Man and Matron or Maid of Honor are the ones that will be giving short speeches before dinner in most cases. Other members of the party can also speak if the couple chooses.
The father of the bride usually gives a speech to the guests, thanking them for coming as well as saying a word or two to the groom. The couple themselves may also want to talk to the guests, giving them thanks and their love.
Of course, the reception isnt the only place for speeches. Many times, the wedding rehearsal has one or two of the couples parents speaking as well.
As many people as the couple wants can speak, but what if youre the one thats asked?
Before you stand up
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