(Closed) Don’t know what to do about toasts

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Traditionally, the Maid of Honor and Bestman both give a toast. Some end up saying a "speech" rather than a toast, which can end up being really terrible, esp if co-workers and boss’s are attending. 

 You don’t "HAVE" to have a toas if you don’t want to, i’m not sure anyone would miss it, or even keep it simple someone saying "heres to So and So" 

Post # 4
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

The best man at my wedding didn’t know me well at all.  We had only met once before the wedding weekend.

He gave a really touching toast- talking about how happy my husband has been since he’s met me and he also said how unfortunate it was that he lives to far away and hasn’t been able to get to know me.  

So even though he doesn’t know us as a couple, he was able to say something lovely.

I was in a similar situation myself- I was the Maid/Matron of Honor for my best college friend.  I had only met her husband a couple of times before their wedding.  And I also talked about how happy my friend was with him and how I was for them and how much I was looking forward to getting to know him.  My friend cried (happy tears) and I got compliments from her family on the toast.

So, I would say that if you have people that are close to you individually, they can still speak to your happiness and wish you well!

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