What You Should Know About Wedding

Nowadays, a wedding reception is a well-structured ceremony, which historically contains greeting and blessing of a newly married couple and reciprocal expressions of gratitude in the form of wedding speeches. Traditionally, there are three generally accepted types of wedding speeches: father of the bride’s speech, the bridegroom’s speech and finally the best man’s speech. In fact, no other speeches are obligatory, but nowadays there are no dogmatic regulation in any sphere of human activities and wedding ceremony becomes increasingly liberal and includes numerous “irregular” activities. New wedding speakers have emerged as a result and new approaches to designing a wedding speech are created under the influence of star weddings and films.

There are several different types of wedding speeches that can take place during the wedding reception:

o The Best Man: The speech of the Best Man is often longer and more formal than any of the other speeches. It often ends with an invitation for guests to join the Best Man in a toast. However, the speeches of Best Man vary widely from wedding to wedding.
o The Maid of Honor: The Maid of Honor is often expected to give a speech after the Best Man. Usually the Maid of Honor speech will talk about the couple and will lead the guests in a toast.
o Parents of the Bride and Groom: Like the Best Man and the Maid of Honor the parents of the Bride and Groom will often deliver longer wedding speeches. In many cases these speeches will wish the couple much joy and will reflect on the bringing together of two families.
o Bridesmaids and Ushers: The Bridesmaids and ushers may present a wedding speech together or individually as friends of the Bride and Groom. Bridesmaids and ushers are not always expected to give speeches at weddings but it is a good idea if you are a Bridesmaid or usher at a wedding to be prepared to give a speech.
o The Bride and Groom: After the wedding party has presented their wedding speeches the Bride and Groom may wish to offer their own speeches as well. They will usually thank their parents and anyone else who went out of their way to help them plan the wedding.
o Often the Bride and Groom will also use their wedding speeches to declare their love, express their hopes for the future, and to reflect on the special occasion. The speeches of the Bride and Groom are very anticipated by the wedding guests and often can get quite emotional.
o Guests of the Wedding: Guests are often invited to give wedding speeches at a wedding.