(Closed) How many toasts at your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How many toasts at your wedding?
    1 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    2 : (9 votes)
    24 %
    3 : (11 votes)
    30 %
    4 : (6 votes)
    16 %
    5 : (6 votes)
    16 %
    6 : (0 votes)
    7 : (0 votes)
    8 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    9 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We had 5: Best Man, FOB, Maid of Honor, and Groom give speeches or just a quick “thank you” to the guests, and then my teenaged stepson made an impromptu speech that blew everyone away it was so touching. Probably more speeches than normal, but everyone kept their speech from 1-5 minutes, my father’s speech being the longest, and they were spaced out nicely through the night to keep it interesting and fun. It was really awesome.

    Post # 4
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    3 My father (actually step), sister (MOH) and DH’s brother (BM)

    Post # 5
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My dad said the blessing before the food, but other than that, we just had the best man and the Maid/Matron of Honor.

    Post # 6
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We had 6.

    Grace before the meal, my dad, his dad, Best man, maid of honour, us.

    Post # 7
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    964 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m thinking Bridesmaid or Best Man, Maid/Matron of Honor, FH’s stepdad and my dad. I hope the dad speeches will be short. My dad welcoming everyone and his stepdad with whatever he wants (not much of a talker, so I imagine it won’t be long)

    Post # 8
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I might stand up and thank people for coming, but don’t plan on having any formal toasts or speeches. I find public speaking to be quite terrifying and. I m not going to force it on other family members ness they volunteer.

     

    Post # 11
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Just two, our best man and maid of honor. I HATE having to sit through an hour of toasts so I wanted to spare our guests from anything lengthy. Combined, they were probably under 10 minutes. 

    Post # 12
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    1550 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    maid of honor, best man, and my dad. 3. so glad that’s all we had… i have been to a wedding where everyone in the wedding party gave speeches and THEN they opened the mic up to all of the guests. it was awful.

    Post # 13
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We had 3.  My dad gave a great speech, DH’s brother (best man) followed, and the my sister (MOH) finished up.  Altogether, it was less than 10 minutes and people were eating their salads whilst the toasts were being given.  

    I too hate weddings where we have to sit through an hour of speeches, filled with inside jokes that no one gets, and especially if we’re not yet eating and are sitting there starving whilst people drone on and on and on!  

    Post # 14
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I really hope that there are lots at our wedding… from the Bridesmaid or Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor, our parents, and then we’ll probably open it up to anyone who wants to speak.. like an open mike. Friends of ours did this at their wedding, and it was so great.. there was lots of laughter and tears. Probably one of the things I’m looking forward to the most 🙂

    Post # 15
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i think if anyone approached me and wanted to give a toast, they could. i will probably mention to most family members that they dont need to give a toast and its not at all expected, but if they insist, they are welcome.

    the main issue is that his dad will probably want to give a traditional toast, but my dad is not the public speakng type and i dont want it to be weird if there are toasts from one side of the family but not the other.

    Post # 16
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We had 8 at th wedding.  My parents, my brother, his sister, his brother, the Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man and my grandparents, (they helped pay for the wedding) and us.  We spaced them out throughout the evening so it wasn’t like a hour of toasts.  My parents said their right after everyone was introduced, (as a sort of welcome).  And then the other toasts were throughout dinner at various portions.

    The night before at the rehearsal dinner we did an open mic and it was awesome.  We had so many of our friends and family speak.  It was so special to hear all the wonderful things they had to say.  It’s one of my favorite parts of our wedding weekend.

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