(Closed) Who makes the toast in a bridal party-less wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would see if your parents are interested in speaking.  I know mine will want the opportunity to say something.  Also, if you just open it up to whoever is willing on that day, you might end up with no speech because it’s hard to come up with something to say on the spot.  I would arrange something in advance with your parents or close friend(s) ahead of time.  If you want to open up the floor to others after a planned speech, that would probably be fine too.

Post # 4
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Newbee

I attended a wedding that the best man and the MOH made a toast, then they passed the microphone around.  Some tables pushed the microphone around until someone gave in, but the others who took the microphone really had heartfelt things to say about the bride or groom because some of them knew them since they were a child.  I don’t think those speeches were planned, but it all came from the heart, so I don’t think it was hard for the guests to do.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

oooo i wouldn’t pass the mic around – what if everyone wanted to give their two cents? i hate going to weddings where there are a gazillion speeches.

Is there anyone who has known you both through the duration of your relationship who can add a testament to your love? Or, is there anyone who does public speaking or creative writing for a living who could write a beautiful toast?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would ask two people to give toasts. Just something short and sweet, but they will be relieved to have a time to compose something ahead of time. Otherwise people may feel put on the spot. Unless of course you don’t mind not having toasts at all, in which case you can probably skip it. Don’t pass the mike around, having a million ill prepared speeches isn’t fun for anyone (including you) to listen to.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I would think the FOB would be the best choice.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I would say your parents or any close family members. Not too many, but maybe just 1-3 people with prepared speeches. 🙂

Or you guys as well?

I’m kind of a speech newb. :p

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