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Is anyone doing a husband/wife speech together? I honestly don't think I am going to be able to talk and thank my mom for all she has done to make our day possible on her own (my dad passed away a little over a year ago). We are also going to thank the grooms mother and father, wedding party and friends and family for attending. Does anyone have any examples? Google brings up mostly bride or groom speeches individually.Thanks
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    I've never seen a bride or groom do it, and we didn't do it, although I have heard some people here on the knot say that they were planning to get up and thank people.  So what I'm saying is, it's not so common that you have to do it.  If you can't stand up in front of everyone and thank your mom, write her a heartfelt letter instead and give it to her before the wedding. 
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    Ditto Dani. I've never been to a wedding where the b&g gave speeches. I think it would be lovely to give your mom a handwritten and heartfelt letter thanking her for all she's done for you and for all she's been for you.
    "Trix, it's what they/our parents wanted. Why so judgemental? And why is your wedding date over a year and a half ago? And why do you not have a groom's name? And why have you posted over 12,000 posts? And why do you always say mean things to brides?" palegirl146
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    I personally am not going to do this simply because I'll tell them "thank you" when i talk with each guest at the reception AND in my thank you notes. I feel like they know how important they are to us since the got invited to the wedding. I've seen this done a few times and it's honestly awkward! It's nice of them to say thank you but i always feel like it's awkward!! If you do decide to do it just say something like, "We just wanted to say thank you to everyone for coimng today! It means a lot to us that you're here and sharing our special day."That way you don't have to pinpoint specific people, you're thanking everyone as a whole. Maybe save the thank you for the indivual people for the rehersal!! When i have seen it done, it's always the bride OR the groom talking, the one one is just up there with them!
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    Thank you ladies, I really like the idea of the hand written note to give to my mom! I think we will go with that!
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