Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor and groom’s Bridesmaid or Best Man, are our eldest brother/sister. Naturally they are each going to give a toast, (all though I know my Maid/Matron of Honor would rather not stand or talk to a group of people.)
My fiance and I had thought that our two best friends (his roomate and best buddy of the past 10 years and my best friend also in the bridal party) could also have the chance to give a toast to us, but we do not know when to fit these extra 2 toasts into the timeline or if it would be way too much.
- Has anyone done something like this?
- What do you think?
- When would we have them speak?
Post # 3
We had my dad give a toast, the maid of honor, best man, and groom’s sister. The first three were scheduled way in advance, obvi; then SIL asked to give a speech a week or two before the wedding.
Here was our timeline in regards to toasting:
– FOB toast immediately after all the entrances
– Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man, SIL toasts
– Cake cutting
I thought it worked really well that way, and we did the toasts in two different locations (2nd toasts were near the cake). It was good having them spread out like that too.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Are you inviting these two friends to the rehearsal dinner? They could do toasts then.
Post # 5
When you say “we thought they could have they chance” does that mean they’ve asked? Or are you going to ask them to do one?
ETA – Also to answer your question, it might work if you broke them up, but honestly if any of them might run kind of long I, as a guest, would much rather just hear the 2 and save the other 2 for rehearsal.
Post # 6
@rebwana: That is a great idea!!
Post # 7
@Natalieh86: Fiance and I came up with the idea. We know they would be hilarious and that they would love giving a toast to us. I didnt think of Rehearsal Dinner toasts, so maybe that is really the best route!
My family is funny. My sister is going to speak bc that is her role, she is so shy and quiet I know she would never voluntarily do it but wants to bc she is Maid/Matron of Honor. My dad perfers not to give a welcome toast as well! 🙂 I guess we are quiet people