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Jun 30, 2017

Wedding Toasts – Episode #130

Wedding toasts. Who gives them and what do they say? Today we are giving you the answers to your questions!

The bride's father, the groom, and the best man all usually give toasts. Sometimes maids or matrons of honor also give a toast. Bride and groom should give a thank you toast to guests.

Tips on giving speeches: 

  • Personal
  • Humor
  • Thanks
  • Strong opening and closing
  • Not too long
  • PRACTICE!

Father of the Bride and/or Groom toast: 

  • Welcome guests and thank them
  • Feelings and relationship to daughter
  • Acknowledge families joining
  • Wish the couple's future

The Groom: 

  • Big deal
  • Thank the bridesmaids and groomsmen
  • Parents should be thanked, special memories
  • Thank the bride's parents
  • Thank guest for coming and for gifts
  • Toast his new bride with love

The Best Man: 

  • Thank you's to bridesmaids and fellow groomsmen
  • Reminisce about the groom and couple
  • Humor is a must
  • Wishes for couple's future

Maid of Honor: 

  • Boost the bride
  • Sentimental stories
  • Thank the bride and bridesmaids
  • Wishes for couple's future

Order of toasts: 

  • Best Man
  • Maid/Matron of honor
  • Father of the Bride
  • Father of the Groom
  • Groom
  • Bride
  • Any other guest of honor! Ie. Mothers, Grandparent, Aunts, and Uncles, Step Parents

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