Kelly Gill
Kelly Gill 13 Nov 2019

Speeches

Bride's, are you or did you make a speech at your wedding?

73 Comments
UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I don’t think I am going to

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I am doing but only because my fiancee is too nervous

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did a speech in place of my late father.

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I just said thank you to everyone for coming and wished my aunt and uncle happy wedding anniversary because it was their anniversary on that day.

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I definitely wont be, I'd be pooing myself. Writing and reading our own vows is enough for me haha

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I’m not but I’m having my sister and best friend (bridesmaid) do one x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did! I had 13 bridesmaids and didn't want a general "thank you" in my now husband's speech. xx

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I am going to do one because to be blunt it’s my wedding and I want too 😂 x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I will be! Not into speeches from men and voiceless women! :)

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did :) it was the longest speech ever!

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I practically did the whole thing..my hubby was bricking it 🤣

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

My speech is the main event 😂

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Nope we just thanked everyone for sharing our day xx

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I get married next Saturday! My 12 year old daughter is doing a speech, I talk way to much anyway 🤣🤣

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Think I got the best man maid of honour and my dad giving speeches lol

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did one instead of my husband as he detests public speaking. I made everyone cry! I would recommend it to any bride 🥰

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did but only to explain the relevance of the colours we had chosen to remember 2 very special women (my nanny and his mum) who are no longer with us x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did as my husband is very shy and can suffer with anxiety have some brilliant photos of me crying lol he did choose to say a few words after me but that was his choice in the moment xxx

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did - so happy I did too

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did a speech! X

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

No, but my husband did. Then a surprise speech from my son. 😊

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Both me and my cousin added a line into our husbands speech at our wedding so didn’t necessarily do one but we added our comment in there 😂

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

No. Hate speaking infront of people and being stared at😂 don’t know how I coped walking down the isle x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

We weren’t going to do any as my dad isn’t going to be there, my h2b and his dad didn’t want to and neither did the best men but I speak a lot at work (presentations etc) so I’ve said I will do one just to thank everyone and tell them what it means to us all that they’ve joined us etc. Nothing too heavy x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I will be, second time married and I want to say how happy I am x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I wont be, I'm absolutely terrified of having all eyes on me, i'll be a great bride! haha

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I didn’t but my bridesmaids did a little story of me and hubby. Then my FIL did an impromptu one after some wine 😂

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did as my husband hates it. Thanking everyone for coming and celebrating our day and to tjose who sadly werent here anymore xx we did a toast for them xx

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did, but I left my speech at home, so I had to make it up lol

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Yes I did as my husband didn’t say a lot. I had some things I wanted to share, so this was a great opportunity

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Yess i did and so glad i did

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did. It was mostly general stuff like, "thank you all for coming", thanking my bridesmen for supporting me and thanking my parents etc. I also did it after everyone had eaten and drank so were at least a little bit merry. Much easier to do x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I don't think we will be having speeches at all, I hate speaking in front of alot of people!

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I made the speech as my husband was too shy lol

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I am but my dad isnt as he doesmt want to x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

We didn't do any

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I wasnt planning on doing so but I ended up doing one on the day, just directly after my new hubby. I had the urge so just went with it lol x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did! We had speeches from the bride, groom, best man and mother of thr bride! People were very complimentary of me doing a speech!

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I'll be doing a speech because me and my HTB plan to roast the 💩 out of each other 🔥😂

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I’m going to make a speech. Our wedding day is my late grandads birthday so I’ll be making a toast to him 🥂 xx

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

No stood by old traditions.

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I planned to...but then decided not to 'cause I knew I'd cry 🤣

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Yes I did a speech. It was lovely to have a n opportunity to thank people x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I didn’t at my wedding. But when we have our renewal I’m going to make a speech. Prob be the only one as it won’t be anything like my wedding. But I would like to say something as I didn’t at the wedding and wished I did xx

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did, it was more about thanking those who helped and talking about my wife and I x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Probably will yeah

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I was initially going to but then there were going to be a lot of speeches (maid of honour, dad, groom, best man) and I thought you know what, I don’t need an extra stress of thinking of a speech etc for the day. So instead I wrote what I was going to say to my husband if I’d given a speech in a card I instructed him to open on the morning of the wedding 🙂

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Nope will leave it to everyone else

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Yes I did. No one knew about it except the amazing manager who ran our day and I went after everyone else xx

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I’ll be doing a toast to absent friends x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did! I spoke before we ate to raise our loved ones that have passed, then we had my dad, husband and best man after dinner. Happy to PM mine to anyone who may want it x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I will be x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

No x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did. I wasn't comfortable with alot of the male dominated traditions at my wedding. I was married by a woman registrar and we had my mum, myself, the best man and my husband doing the speeches. My husband isn't comfortable with public speaking so originally I was going to speak on behalf of us as a couple but he decided to say a few words about his best men and the ushers. It worked really well and we both had compliments on our speeches.

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I did and part of me wanted to do it before my husband but decided my speech may spoil his! So I did it as a surprise last minute and was last to speak! Hilarious! Everyone was in stitches! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Nope, but I did heckle my groom! Apparently it helped 🤷🏻‍♀️

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Baby shark do do do do !!! Easy

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

Yes, and I opened with ‘down with the patriarchy’ 💪🏼

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

My husband was soooooo anxious over his groom’s speech that we made it a ‘Broom’s speech and did it together! He used to lose sleep over thinking about it, he was that terrified! It worked wonderfully and we wrote it in rhyme so it was hilarious 🤣

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I thanked the bridesmaids and gave them their gifts, it seemed appropriate as I'd asked them to take on their role. More often than not brides say at least a few words now. Do what you feel comfortable with x

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I will be. Grinds my gears that tradition says it's only the men that do!

UKbride Member 14 Nov 2019

I will be, I want to thank everyone - it will mean so much for everyone to come and be with us!

UKbride Member 15 Nov 2019

Probably will when I'm drunk 😂

UKbride Member 15 Nov 2019

Yes I did x

UKbride Member 15 Nov 2019

Yes I did

UKbride Member 15 Nov 2019

My husband did the speech in with the thank you gifts,I don't like speaking on the microphone so I got the easy get out by handing out the gifts 🤣

UKbride Member 15 Nov 2019

I'm going to be! So will my Mum and MIL hopefully - all just short speeches but I want the other two important women in my marriage to have a chance to say something too ☺️

UKbride Member 15 Nov 2019

I want to but don’t think I’ll be able to manage it!

UKbride Member 17 Nov 2019

I did at my 1st wedding but always regretted it, so i kept quiet at my next wedding!

Jenna Brown
Jenna Brown 30 Jan 2020

I will be I think x

Jenna Brown
Jenna Brown 30 Jan 2020

I think I will be x

UKbride Member 30 Jan 2020

I did and made a toast to family who are no longer with us x

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