Okay, so when it comes to wedding speeches, the most important thing is to be able to hear them, but it’s also nice if your guests can see the speaker.
Putting people who are giving the speeches at the top table, particularly if your layout implies a degree of distance from the rest of the rows, ensures that everyone will have a fantastic view, even from behind. One completely separate table for speech givers is also another option!
If you want to give your wedding speeches extra gravitas, this is the way to do it. Just be aware that if you put all of the speech-givers at the top table, you may need a bigger one than eight chairs can provide!
The bride’s father, the groom, and the best man (in that order) traditionally give speeches. If you follow a conventional style, they’ll already be up there; however, more and more bridesmaids, maids of honour and mothers of the bride and groom among other things are rising to the stage as well, so modify this plan to fit your demands.
This concept is perfect for a laid-back, casual event where you know people will mingle throughout the meal regardless but will want to focus when someone has the microphone.