Andrea
Devoted bride September 2017 Ontario

Speeches

Andrea, on 12/September/2017 at 14:19 Posted in Wedding reception

I need some input - what is the typical order for speeches at the reception?

Everything I google gives an old school response that traditionally only the men speak (fathers, groom, best man)...which isn't going to work.

We're planning to do speeches during dinner, I'm just trying to figure out the best order for them.

Thanks!

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  • Kaytee
    Devoted bride September 2017 Alberta
    Kaytee ·
    We are doing it as my parents, grooms dad, one of my maids of honor which is one of my sisters, best man and his wife which is my bridesmaid, my other maid of honor which is my other sister and her husband which is a groomsman and then my fiance and I will speak. All the couples speeches will be done together.


  • Bethany
    Super bride August 2017 Alberta
    Bethany ·
    I read that traditional order is:
    1) best man2) maid of honour3) father of bride or whoever is hosting/paying (as father of bride is traditionally paying for this wedding, he gives a speech) 4) lastly, the bride and groom say thank you.
    That is how traditional weddings go in order with speeches. However, of you want all parents to give a speech that's fine. It was traditionally just the father of bride as he was paying, so he would say his thank yous for coming.
  • Erin
    Expert bride September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·

    No way! i am definitely speaking and so is my mom! here is our order of speeches:

    - best man

    - maid of honour

    - grooms parents

    - brides mother

    - bride and groom


  • Erin
    Featured September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·

    I think our order will be like this

    1) Groomsman

    2) Groomsman

    3) Bridesmaids

    4) Best Man

    5) FH's parents

    6) My mum and step-dad

    7) Us

  • Sonja
    Featured September 2017 Ontario
    Sonja ·

    Following this because I haven't given it much thought and the wedding is in 10 days!!

  • Chelsea
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·

    Our speech order we did was
    1) Maid of honour
    2) Best man
    3) My dad and step-mom
    4) My mom and step-dad
    5) My husbands parents
    6)Bride and groom

  • Sasha
    Super bride October 2017 Ontario
    Sasha ·
    We don't have a set order, just whoever wants to make a speech can go up. They will be done once dessert is being served. My dad will probably go first. It will be just our parents, the best man and the MOH making speeches thankfully
  • Maegan
    Expert bride July 2018 British Columbia
    Maegan ·
    We havent fully planned out our order... But we will likely do:
    1. Brides parents (parents are divorced so might be two separate speeches... Tbd) 2. Grooms Family,3. Maid of Honour (if she wants to talk- will skip if she doesnt!)4. Best Man (with his wife who is a bridesmaid) 5. Bridesmaid who is close friend of both bride and groom (if she wants to talk-otherwise skip!) 6. Joint speech btw 3 groomsmen7. Bride and groom
    I know it looks like a lot of speeches, but we are putting a 5 minute time limit on each so they stay short and sweet!
  • Andrea
    Devoted bride September 2017 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    I want to say that that's the same that I've seen but it's hard to get any advice thru Google on this one. Thanks!I
  • Kathy
    Devoted bride June 2018 Ontario
    Kathy ·

    Our speech order is....

    1. Maid Of Honour

    2. Best Man

    3. Parents (FH's first, then mine)

    4. Bride and Groom

    The weddings I have been to typically have the speeches in the same order so that's what we're going with.

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