(Closed) Giving speechs/toasts

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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1566 posts
Bumble bee

I think the most ubiquitous toasts are Bridesmaid or Best Man, Maid/Matron of Honor, and Father of the Bride.  The groom or bride can offer a short thank-you toast to the guests. The others are not as standard. 

I think you should definitely know ahead of time who is giving toasts and have the DJ or coordinator – whoever’s running the reception – make sure that it doesn’t get out of hand with everyone who wants to say something getting a turn at the mic. 

Finally, re: asking your FI’s uncle, I think it’s not rude to ask, but maybe Fiance knows his uncle better and has a good reason for being reluctant to? If his uncle is the kind of guy who’s really nice and wouldn’t be able to say no even if he wanted to, I can see why you shouldn’t pressure him.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The most common are definitely Best Man, Maid of Honor and Father of the Bride.  I have been to weddings though where other family members speak or another member of the bridal party toast also.  I have also been to a wedding where they had an open mike, but that would make me nervous! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with others Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man, FOB! If you give others the opportunity it might cause tension with other family members since these are the most traditional!!

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