Post # 1
My fiance and I have asked the Best Man, Maid of Honor, Father of the Bride, and Father of the Groom to give speeches at our reception. And, of course, we’ll give a thank you speech/toast. What is the correct order for these speeches? Does it matter? I think the couple should say thank you last, but other than that I’m lost.
Post # 3
I would actually say the couple start it off!
In the UK we typically have Groom, Father of the Bride then finish with the Best Man.
Post # 4
I’m used to the following order:
father of the ggroom
father of the bride
maid of honour
Post # 5
Traditionally it starts off with the father of the bride making his speech and then toasting the bride and groom. The groom then thanks his new FIL on behalf of him and his bride and does his speech finishing with his toast to the bridesmaids. The best man responds by thanking the groom for toasting the ladies and then after his speech he “re-toasts” the happy couple!
Post # 6
Perhaps I should mention that the father of the groom is heavily funding the wedding, followed by parents of the bride, and the couple…if that makes a difference.
Post # 7
@FromA2B2013: Correct – traditional order is FOB, Groom, Best Man. At least in the UK (and countries like Australia who borrow UK traditions) and parts of North America,
@ellie-b: Personally I would suggest replacing Best Man with Father of the Groom then.
Post # 8
at our wedding:
mother of bride is giving welcome speech (she is the host of the wedding)
maid of honor makes toasts
best man makes toats
later in the evening, bride and groom will speak
Post # 9
I vote do whatever you want. Ours will be MOH/BM, then parents, then us.
Post # 10
father of the bride is deceased, Mother of groom paid for wedding along with the two of us. Father of the groom is the best man. My uncle will be walking me down the isle, though we are not close, so would he take the place of the father of the bride in the toast order? would the groom thank his mother then? Would she toast?