Post # 1
Dear Best Men and Maids of Honor of the World,
When choosing the stories you wish to share about the bride and groom at the wedding in your toast, please consider your audience. Grandparents, parents, friends of grandparents and parents, are all present at this very special day.
Perhaps it is NOT the time to share the tell of how the bride and groom had a one night stand the first night they met.* Or how you caught them making love in the bushes one time.
All the best,
*and yes, in case you’re wondering, this scenario did happen at a wedding I attended this weekend. Even as a guest who knew this (bride was an ex-roommate from college), I felt mortified and awkward in my own skin!
Post # 4
Oh! Is this where we get to share awkward wedding toast stories! Count me in:
At my sister’s wedding where I was an awkward 14-year-old Maid/Matron of Honor I honestly didn’t know I was suppose to make a toast. No one told me I had to, so when they handed me the microphone I was mortified (I was so shy). After a minute, my sister’s best friend who was a Bridesmaid or Best Man snatched the microphone and said “Well since the Maid/Matron of Honor is being a pouty teenager, I guess I’ll make the toast…” I seriously wanted to die.
At my cousin’s wedding when the best man gave his speech, he said he knew they would end up getting married since my cousin was obsessed he finally had a girlfriend with a chest he could motorboat into (awkward). He also told my cousin to enjoy it while it lasted because big-chested women can always find guys willing to please them (in hindsight, it was good foreshadowing since they just got divorced, but at the time was sooooo inappropriate)!
Post # 5
Oh wow. My 2 MOH’s politely chose G rated stories to avoid these exact scenarios!!
Post # 6
I’ve already briefed my Maid/Matron of Honor on what she is and is not allowed to share and she knows the deal. Fiance and I met in a bar and it was not the most g-rated of evenings so Maid/Matron of Honor knows she has to get creative with the details on that one.
Post # 7
Wow…. Things like that never cease to amaze me.. I guess I give my guests the benefit of the doubt that they can act like civilized human beings in social situations lol. Let’s hope they don’t prove me wrong lol
Post # 8
I was at a wedding a few years ago and the Bridesmaid or Best Man and GMs confused toast for roast and went on and on and on for TEN MINUTES craking jokes at the groom’s expense. It was so awkward.
Post # 9
This is why we are not having toasts!
Post # 10
I am already pretty resigned to this happening to us… we’re pretty ridiculous characters and our friends will definitely go in for the roast. Our parents know we’re trouble, though, so I don’t mind so much. This is my comeuppance, probably, for figuring out that it was really fun to scandalize my parents by giving them unnecessary details!
Post # 11
OMG okay after reading this i will have to have Fiance talk to his best man..
I can’t imagine if something like this happened.. i would probably kick his a$$ at my wedding LOL My Maid/Matron of Honor on the other hand is like my sister and her wedding is after mine so if she knows whats good for her she will keep it PG
Post # 12
@jaylovessteez – lol I totally agree you; after the wedding I called my Maid/Matron of Honor and begged her not to do that to me! Because Fiance & I definitely have some stories lol – they’re just stories I’d rather not my grandparents hear
@serasvictorias – you poor thing! I’m 24 and I think I’d be mortified to give a toast I wasn’t prepared for because no one told me about
Post # 13
Uh….I didn’t know these things happen in real life. I too will be having a pre wedding toast chat with FI’s GM’s. I don’t think my Maid/Matron of Honor would consider doing this in 1000 years (thank goodness)
Post # 14
@qui40067: The worst part is my sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and she always says “I’m going to give you the best speech to make up for the fact you never did for me,” but she says it all disappointed like. She also is disappointed she never had a bachelorette party, but I was 14 (and she was 18). I just don’t see how she expected so much from me. It was the first wedding I ever went to!
Post # 15
Oh boy, I should probably have this discussion with my Maid/Matron of Honor. She has no filter. And I’d kill her if she told certain stories!
Post # 16
LOL these stories are funny! Let me share one…
A couple of years ago we attended a wedding where one of our good friends was the Bridesmaid or Best Man. He had this LONGGG speech that just seemed to keep going and going…he was making jokes that no one really found funny and would just not stop talking!! Finally the bride took the mic from him and told him to shut up because she was hungry and wanted to eat! This was two years ago and we STILL make fun of him for it! Note for the wise..make your speech short and sweet! No one wants to listen to you talk for an hour about NOTHING!