Julie Jones
Julie Jones 30 Sep 2019

What do people think about no speeches on the big day? We arent planning to...

What do people think about no speeches on the big day? We arent planning to have any at all except a thank you speech to parents and everyone for coming.

21 Comments
Donna Gibson
Donna Gibson 1 Oct 2019

Thats all im doing aswell speeches bore the life out of people 😁

Leigh Hanley
Leigh Hanley 1 Oct 2019

We aren’t doing them and everyone seems to be relieved lol. Sometimes think there can be too much pressure. My dad and fiancé aren’t much into public speaking so I’ll just thank everyone for coming x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Oct 2019

We're not having speeches we want a relaxed day only having immediate family present anyway for day doo xx

Emily Coleman
Emily Coleman 1 Oct 2019

Totally fine, my speech was basically thank yous and we didn't have speeches from parents. My best friends did a poem and that was that. It just takes sooo long and well, we just wanted to all dance and have a good time!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Oct 2019

We ditched the speeches at the last minute because the best man (groom's brother) was so stressed! No regrets at all. We only had 30 people so we got the chance to speak to everyone personally anyway.

Cheryl Jackson
Cheryl Jackson 1 Oct 2019

We didn’t have any speeches at all, i thanks all my guests when i saw them, my partner, dad and bestman would have been rlly uncomfortable doing a speech and id rather they enjoyed the day than stress about it. Noone missed them and everyone had a great time ☺️

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Oct 2019

We're not having any

Sophie Reay
Sophie Reay 1 Oct 2019

We aren't having any xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Oct 2019

We didn't have many. If I had my way we wouldn't of had any... But the best man threw his toys out of the pram and used it to ridicule his brother... And my hubby just thanked everyone for coming. We didnt want people to get restless and just enjoy the celebration x

Lisa Wood
Lisa Wood 1 Oct 2019

We are making the speeches fun by playing speech bingo.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Oct 2019

It’s your day! I suppose it what you want! if that’s all the speeches you want then leave it at that!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Oct 2019

We did speeches and they were all brilliant. But that's what we wanted. If you don't want them, don't have them! It's your day ️

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Oct 2019

It’s honestly something I am absolutely buzzing for. Us ladies put so much effort into planning the wedding - I’m so excited to hear all about what the boys have to say!! My other half often comes home from work and tells me that he’s been adding to his speech and smiles and it’s something he is really excited for! He’s a great public speaker which eases my anxiety! X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Oct 2019

You dint have to do anything you don’t want too xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Oct 2019

Yep totally fine we just thanked everyone for coming have parents flowers xxx

Simone Gabriella
Simone Gabriella 1 Oct 2019

It’s your wedding do what you would like to do x

Sarah Sharpe
Sarah Sharpe 2 Oct 2019

We did speeches before the meal, while everyone was having 'welcome' drinks. It killed what can otherwise be quite a dead time at a wedding, reduced the amount of fizz needed and most importantly saved a lot of nerves, got them out of the way so the day could be enjoyed. It was perfect. My dad really wanted to do a speech, so I didn't want to take that from him xx

Becky Mitchinson
Becky Mitchinson 4 Oct 2019

I quite like this idea as my dad and H2b both struggle with speaking x

Julie Jones
Julie Jones 11 Oct 2019

Thanks for all your comments and advice.

We just want a relaxed no stress day, the people that would be doing speeches arent very good with speaking in public (and I'm dreading what they may come out with 🤦‍♀️🤣🤣). We are sacking them off and just having thank you speech and thank you gifts for wedding party and parents xx

Helen Faulkner
Helen Faulkner 11 Oct 2019

A good speech can be a really memorable and touching moment in a wedding. But a quick thank you and a toast to make your guests feel loved and appreciated is fine I think. I once went to a wedding where there were no speeches, toasts or thank yous and the day felt a bit flat because of it

Becky Mitchinson
Becky Mitchinson 10 Feb 2020

Weve decided no speeches as H2B is dyslexic and my dad as a stutter so quick thank you will do us xx

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