Mother Of The Bride Speech: When To Give Your Wedding Speech
Where in the wedding program do you schedule the mother of the bride speech? Wow, I didn’t realize that the order of the wedding speeches was going to cause such a problem. When I went online for some advice, I found that there were definitely different opinions on the order of where brides placed the mother of the bride speeches.
There were a large number of brides who chose to do their wedding speeches first. I was hoping that my daughter would let her father and I go first. It’s not that we wanted to get our speeches out of the way, but we were hosting the event so when she agreed to let us go first it was a really nice opening to the whole wedding program.
A few of the responses I received when I posted a question on a popular bridal site definitely leaned toward not wanting to become emotional over the other wedding speeches, and then having to pull themselves together for the big Mother of the Bride’s speech at the end. I tend to be pretty emotional, especially when my only daughter was getting married, so going first made life a lot easier for me.
One key bit of advice from everyone I talked to, including the responses from my post, was to absolutely make sure that the Master of Ceremonies knows exactly what order the wedding speeches are to be given. My wonderful daughter took care of everything!
I’m so glad that Jennifer planned for my mother of the bride speech to be given first. Aside from the fact that I did get emotional over the other wedding speeches, it was so nice to just sit back and enjoy. Now deciding what to say in my wedding speech was a whole other story!