Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wedding Speech Order

As I promised in the first article, today I'll tell you about the wedding speeches order. This is a good thing to know, because you will include in your speech ideas that will related to the other speakers before you and after you.

Although there could be up to 8-9 speeches at a wedding, there are only about 3 or 4 that are traditional in almost every weddings, and these are:

  • father of the bride speech
  • father of the groom speech
  • groom's speech
  • best man speech

These are included in almost every wedding ceremony, but there are also other speeches that can be present in the wedding reception, like: mother of the bride and mother of the groom, the bride herself and the maid of honor speech. But these aren't very common, so depending on your culture or tradition, they might be missing or not.

Father of the bride speech

The bride's father has the opening speech, because he's considered to be the host of the even, since in most traditions, the parents of the bride pay for the wedding expenses. So he'll have the opening speech where he'll thank the guests for coming to the wedding, thank to all the others that were involved in the wedding setup, welcome the groom into his family and then say a few things about the bride.

Father of the groom speech

Usually, the next speech is held by the groom's father, and we discussed in the previous article about the template for this speech (click here for some speech templates).

Groom's speech

Next is the groom, who usually thanks to everybody that came to the wedding and to those that were involved in the wedding setup and shares a few stories about how he met his wife.

Best man speech

The final speech belongs to the best man and this is supposed to be the funniest speech at every wedding. The best man mainly will focus on telling funny jokes about the newlyweds and share funny moments about the bride and the groom.

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