The moments that can get quite emotional after you two saying “I do”. Yes, those are the speeches. Your father, husband and his best man are usually those who hold a speech most of the time. But when is the best time to schedule them? Where here to help you incorporate those into your wedding dinner.
Long and emotional or short and quirky, speeches are there to remember all the fun times you had with each other. It’s the time when you thank people you love, you share stories, and you say what is on your mind and in your heart. (Prepare the tissues and raise your glasses).
Your guests are seated and are having fun while waiting for the lovebirds to enter the dinner venue. You came all happy, your fave song is playing in the background as your MC announces your grand entrance. You two sit down at the top table and the time starts now.
Usually, we really recommend having your speeches right away, meaning, before the dinner starts. You want the people who are holding speeches not to feel nervous. The nervousness is likely to happen when they have to wait for their turn to hold the speech. That’s why it is better to have your people speak right away, not in between meals. They will not enjoy their food as much if they have to wait, their nervousness will only build up etc. Basically, they will not be able to enjoy the moments in the same manner as they would if the speech is done and already said.
I think we all agree that you want all your guests to feel comfortable and with ease. Scheduling the speeches before the dinner starts is the best way to make sure that all of them will be performed in the way they wanted to. Relaxed and content. Without any stress involved. It is not easy to hold a speech and stand up in front of everyone. For some of them it is probably the first time they have to speak in front of a larger group. Of course, It can be nerve wracking. So, it is better to get on the speeches right away and get it over with.
That way you’ll make the best scenario possible for your people who hold the speech to enjoy their dinner and the rest of the night to the fullest. Making your wedding more enjoyable and comfortable for everyone. It shows that you care for them and how they feel in specific moments that put them in the spotlight. It’s the slightest details that matter and make your most special day flow how it is supposed to.
Soooo, the speeches should be scheduled first. At least that’s what we kindly recommend, it is your wedding after all, you choose! 🙂