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    • amie23
      CommentAuthoramie23
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 7th 2009
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    hi everyone, me and my partner have set a date for july 2011 and are both fretting over the speeches already. the best man is not confident when talking in general and my dad has a stammer (made worse by drinking and i imagine he will be drinking to calm his nerves lol). any ideas? we were thinking of maybe writing the speeches and placing on tables but then what would we down during the sit down meal?
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    • CommentAuthorMrs Daltry
      Posted: Dec 7th 2009
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    hi amie,,me and my partner have gone to great lengths to tell everybody that speeches will not happen at our wedding,even to the point of putting on the invites "informal reception",,we dont want to do all that,,if people want to say a few words they can but as a rule we'r not
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    • Clarabelle
      CommentAuthorClarabelle
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 26th 2009
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    Hi, i dont think there will be speeches at our wedding either and i dont feel you have to have them. Its our day and my fiance or my dad wouldnt feel confident to stand up and make a speech and i dont think i could either. We dont want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. xx
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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Dec 27th 2009
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    I don't think speeches are necessary. We're definitely not having them - so much that we're actually having a late wedding and a couple of hours later straight into the evening reception. We're both not into the full traditional stuff (so no sit down meal either, just buffet).

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    • colly
      CommentAuthorcolly
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 29th 2009
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    mym72, that was the idea i was going for late wedding and straight to evening reception with buffet, BUT we are marrying in a register office and the latses available time for us to marry is 11am, so now i am stuck!!! any ideas ladies xx
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    • kessy77
      CommentAuthorkessy77
      Got married 11 years ago
      Posted: Dec 29th 2009
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    Why not have a break in between? You could always go for a meal with just close family etc. I'm having the opposite problem, my ceremony is at 5.30 then meal at 7.30 and hoping evening reception can start before 9!! Will need a magic wand for that to happen I think but dont want the fun in the evening to be short lived! x
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    • amie23
      CommentAuthoramie23
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Jan 3rd 2010
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    thanks for all the responses, glad im not the only one
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    • Lisa"n"Iain
      CommentAuthorLisa"n"Iain
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Jan 3rd 2010
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    im no sure whats happening either as h2b and best man arent very confident- but saying that- i mightmake a small speech!!! any other brides making a speech??
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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2014
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    This is an old post that I came across and wondered what you are planning for your wedding?

    I don't know if I want speeches at our wedding. To be honest we don't have a close group of mutual friends. Think as his best man he wants to ask his cousin, but his cousin doesn't know me that well, it's awkward silence most of the times I have met him and he comes across as very quiet so don't know how interesting his speech would be.

    Think my dad would want to do one as it is traditional, but he isn't exactly my h2b biggest fan.

    Worried that'll it be a really dull point to the day if we do have them.
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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2014
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    its your day you do what you choose :) xx
 
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