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Speeches and toasts at a wedding often seem like a minefield to negotiate.
WHEN SHOULD THE SPEECHES HAPPEN?
Traditionally speeches occur after the meal. The reason for this is that it ends the formalities of the day and leads into the party. It allows the master of ceremonies to introduce the evening and things flow easily. That said, weddings don’t always follow tradition and modern couples want their wedding their way! At our wedding for example we knew some speakers were nervous, we wanted them to enjoy their meal so we held the speeches before we ate so everyone felt more relaxed and able to enjoy themselves. There no set rule for this so we say ‘do what feels right for you’.
WHO SHOULD SPEAK AND IN WHAT ORDER?
Tradition says that 3 people speak and offer up toasts in the following order
HOW LONG SHOULD MY SPEECH LAST?
It’s a fine line between saying too little and too much. You need to include everything but don’t want guest getting bored. We would suggest 5 minutes is about enough and it would be a good idea to have someone nearby to indicate when you’re nearly at the 5 minute mark.
Working with tradition the following people should include the following information in their speech and end in the appropriate toast:
Photographs were taken by Ian Hughes Photography and feature the speeches at the wedding of Luke and Emma Marszalek 26/10/2013
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