Speeches & Toasts
Wondering about speeches and toasts? I've heard some amazing ones and a few that are the opposite of amazing. Below is some information I would like to share to help avoid your wedding becoming a viral sensation for all the wrong reasons.
Who & How Many
Reach out to 1-7 friends and family that might want to share a speech at your wedding. If more than five are eager to speak, lets have one of them share a message during your ceremony or prior to dinner.
It's important the speeches maintain your guest's attention and each participant is aware they are not the only one to speak. Shorter is generally better. 3-6 minutes is the sweet spot.
I'm not a fan. Unplanned speeches are unpredictable and probably an unnecessary risk. Should I let your drunk cousin get on the mic and "say something?" Absolutely not.
Parents have a few options to share stories and well wishes. The most common moments are at your rehearsal dinner, just prior to the start of dinner service, or during the the toasts.