3 things you need to consider if you’re having speeches at your wedding.
When will they take place?
It’s completely up to you when your speeches take place. If you’re not a nervous speaker then I advise having these after your meal has been served. That way you and your caterer don’t have to worry about your speeches over running and effecting your service times.
How long will the be?
It’s a good idea to allocate 10 minutes maximum per speech. If you’re having your speeches prior to or during your meal then it’s helpful for your caterer to be aware of these timings so they can work out how service will run.
What’s your toast drink?
What will your toast drink be and who will pour this for you? You will need to make sure that you have glassware for this and that it’s on your table ready for your glasses to be charged. If you’re providing your own toast drink then make sure you have enough to cater for one glass per person and you have discussed who will pour this for you.
Your toast drink will be poured ahead of the first speaker. If you’re splitting your speeches up (across your meal) then be mindful that your guests might not have any toast drink left as you get to your last speech. Guests will however normally have a glass of something on the table that they can toast with.
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