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Does the father of the groom make a speech at the wedding?

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According to "Brides" magazine, in a traditional wedding reception, the father of the groom does not make a speech. Typically, the father of the bride gives the first speech. Next comes the best man, who is followed by the maid of honor.

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In addition, the bride, groom, their mothers and other wedding guests sometimes present speeches. Debrett's indicates that, when weddings do not conform to strict traditions, other individuals involved in the festivities make speeches. For instance, another male relative or close friend sometimes takes the place of the father of the bride. Bridesmaids occasionally say a few words, as do the bride's mother and groom's father.

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