Wedding speeches can be a very nerve-racking aspect of any wedding. Who makes the speeches and In what order? Who thanks who? How long should they be? Here is the traditional wedding speech etiquette but remember that speeches can e adapted to best suit your wedding. THE GROOM’S SPEECH In the second speech, the groom traditionally says heartfelt words about his bride and his new family. Th's is also the speech where the extensive thanking takes place. Traditionally: Thank the father of the bride for his toast and thank the guests for coming and for their gifts. Thank both sets of Parents. It is traditional to present both the mothers with lowers. Thank the best man for his support. Thank the guests for attending, particularly those who have travelled a distance. Thank everyone who contributed towards the wedding. It is not appropriate to thank your suppliers, but if a relative made the ca e or arranged the flowers for the church they should be thanked. Compliment the bride and thank and toast the bridesmaids and pageboys. Toast: "to the bridesmaids" or and pageboys. "to the bridesmaids".