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Thank you speech

Doxie Mom, on May 11, 2021 at 1:01 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 14
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Debating doing a thank you speech after our grand entrances at the reception? I was wondering if it would be weird for me (the bride) to do a thank you speech before dinner is served after the grand entrance? We will still be doing best man/maid of honor speeches as dinner is finishing up, but was thinking I could thank guests for coming and maybe say a short prayer before dinner, would this be okay or should I wait to say thank you until after the MOH/BM speeches (they are the only ones talking) thanks!

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Latest activity by Emily, on May 12, 2021 at 7:49 PM
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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I think it would be fine, but I can say I've always seen the best man and MOH say their toasts before dinner followed by either the bride or groom saying a thank you speech. I've never seen the thank you speech before the best man or MOH toasts.
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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    My husband and I gave a quick “thank you for coming” toast after the best man/MOH toasts! We each said like 2 sentences and it took a minute total haha
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle Online ·
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    I’ve never seen/heard a thank you speech at the reception but do what you feel most comfortable with. There is no right or wrong.
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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    I gave a quick thank you speech during dinner. Everyone was seated and attentive and it worked out well for us. I think you can do it anytime.

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  • Stacey
    Super May 2021
    Stacey Online ·
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    We said a quick thank you speech after dinner, before cake.
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  • ScandalousRandallous
    Devoted July 2022
    ScandalousRandallous ·
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    We gave a thank you upon entering at my first wedding

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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    We said a quick thank you (like a minute or less) toast. I can't remember exactly if it was before or after BM/MOH toasts though.
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  • Sarah
    Super August 2021
    Sarah ·
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    So we arent doing moh bm speeches, but I (the bride lol) will be doing a thank you for coming speech, instead of going table to table to greet everyone. My fh may say a few words but hes more of a numbers kind of guy so the words fall more on me lol.
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  • Vicky
    Super January 2020
    Vicky ·
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    A thank you speech really doesn't take the place of greeting and thanking guests individually.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle Online ·
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    Agree with this. You still need to greet them individually, whether at the cocktail hour or dismissing rows after the ceremony.

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    Dedicated June 2021
    Doxie Mom ·
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    Nope wasn’t planning on it to take the place!
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    Just Said Yes September 2021
    Danielle ·
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    We are doing both, but keeping the speech brief. Our coordinator suggested that because we may not have time to thank everyone individually.

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  • Vicky
    Super January 2020
    Vicky ·
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    You weren't, but someone else said that they were doing it in place of individually greeting guests.

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  • Emily
    Savvy August 2021
    Emily ·
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    I plan to have our grand entrance followed by our first dance then a short welcome/thank you before dinner. I think a prayer would be great before dinner but we aren't that religious. Your plan sounds great.

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