As with anything in life that is truly important there is a certain order to be followed to do something properly. And this applies to one of life’s greatest moments – your wedding. Here you will find that a certain order of wedding speeches will be followed for tradition to be carried on.
Traditions however are not set in stone, and while they are for the most part followed to the letter, as in the order of wedding speeches given during the reception, it is also true that traditions have a way of changing an evolving. And really when you look at it, the traditions that we follow these days, and which some people believe to be set in stone, were but new and innovative changes when they were first introduced.
It took time and perseverance for traditions to come about, and of these only the strongest and most enduring survived the test of time. This is why when you take something as traditional as the order of wedding speeches, it will come as no surprise that there is a revolution in the making.
These days, the traditional order of wedding speeches where first the father of the bride speaks, then the groom and then the best man, has by and large, not been replaced so much as it has been subtly altered to fit the changing times. Whether these changes will take hold and become tradition fifty or even a hundred years down the line is a different matter.
What matters now is that the order of wedding speeches is not as set in stone as it once used to be. If you have been invited to speak at a wedding, then the very first thing that you need to do is to find out whether the traditional order of wedding speeches is to be followed, or whether a more informal approach is to be followed.
This will also give you a clue as to how to proceed in your own speech, and what point and highlights you might want to touch upon. If you’re the father of the bride, the bridegroom, or the best man however, there are a few things that will be required for you to speak about regardless of whether or not the wedding is a formal one or not.
Only time will tell whether this new order of wedding speeches will become a tradition or not, but until then, and until tradition has again become firmly established, you can be sure that there will be changes, and that there will be a new order of wedding speeches to be followed at weddings, just as there will be a new generation of wedding ceremonies and receptions.