Who Gives a Speech at a Wedding, And In Which Order?

No 15-minute ramblers here! The Wedding Guru takes the mic on giving wedding speeches



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Speeches are a major part of traditional weddings, though the order and rules of giving one has been blurred with time. Here’s my best piece of advice regarding speeches: none should be more than seven minutes long and, when in doubt, less is always more!

A Hudson Valley bride asks: “I would like to have some speeches in my wedding reception, but I’m not sure about the order and who should be allowed to speak. I don’t want to offend anyone by leaving them out.”

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.

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