Lynnie
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Keep or Cancel: Reception Speeches?

Lynnie, on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Reception 200

Reception toasts from your father, maid of honor, and best man can be incredibly moving and bring everyone to happy tears! 馃槶 That is, when the speeches are done well! On the other hand, they can also be awkward, embarrassing, and totally cringe-worthy when done poorly. What's your vote? Should we...

Reception toasts from your father, maid of honor, and best man can be incredibly moving and bring everyone to happy tears! 馃槶 That is, when the speeches are done well! On the other hand, they can also be awkward, embarrassing, and totally cringe-worthy when done poorly.

What's your vote? Should we put everyone out of their misery and cancel reception speeches? Or keep this personal and emotional toast tradition?


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200 Comments

  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura
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    Same here! and what anyone else may have to say too

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  • Erin
    Beginner October 2020
    Erin
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    Keep. This day is about you so let the people who are closest to you share with you!
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  • Just Us Two
    Dedicated November 2020
    Just Us Two
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    Cancel! Ain't nobody got time for that. Let's party! Lol
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  • Samantha
    Super August 2019
    Samantha
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    Keeping it sort of.. We鈥檙e going to give a thank you and welcome speech. And give our parents and bridal party a chance to say something if they want but aren鈥檛 requiring it.
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  • A
    Dedicated June 2020
    Ali
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    Meh probably skip em
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  • Angel
    Beginner July 2020
    Angel
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    Keep. It鈥檚 a nice moment to reminisce, tear up and laugh. I always love hearing what people have to say about the bride and groom.
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  • Shilo
    Dedicated October 2020
    Shilo
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    Honestly doesn't matter to me. Keep or cancel. It's totally up to them.
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  • Alli
    Devoted May 2020
    Alli
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    Cancel! Unless someone has something spur of the moment, I don't feel it necessary.

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  • Dedicated September 2024
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    Keeping this one. All of the groomsmen and bridesmaids will be asked if they want to give a speech a few weeks before the wedding. We trust our friends and we think that the speeches will be heartfelt and funny.
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  • Rachel
    Devoted October 2019
    Rachel
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    Uncertain at this time, we float back and forth on what we want to do for this matter.

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  • D
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Dani
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    Keep, but they're going to give them during dinner while everyone is eating so we keep things moving along.

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  • Elizabeth
    Expert September 2019
    Elizabeth
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    Keep if they'd like to give a speech, we're flexible either way.

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  • Antonia
    Savvy May 2020
    Antonia
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    Keep, we chose our MOH and best man for a reason so let them speak too
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  • Tracie
    Dedicated April 2021
    Tracie
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    Keeping. My dad is a phenomenal public speaker/toast giver, and I'm not missing out on that. Not sure who else we will ask to speak, as we're from different countries and not sure yet who will be attending from his side.
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  • K
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kellie
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    Cancel. It鈥檚 not my cup of tea
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  • Diana
    Savvy June 2020
    Diana
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    Keep! I think these are sweet when done well, and I think my family (and my soon-to-be family) will do a good job.

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  • Kelisa
    Dedicated November 2020
    Kelisa
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    Keep! I want to hear how hilarious the stories will be.

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  • Sweetness
    Dedicated March 2023
    Sweetness
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    Cancel. People can say sweet or funny things to you directly. They don't need to share them with a room full of people.

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  • Tiffany
    Dedicated October 2019
    Tiffany
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    Depends. If they want to fine but Im not forcing anyone to get up in front of 60+ people and public speak. Id wet my pants if it was me.

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  • Sara
    Dedicated October 2020
    Sara
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    Absolute keep! I would love to hear what they have to say! It is actually one the things I am most excited for lol

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