(Closed) Not making a toast…

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I completely understand about talking in front of large groups and not wanting to make a speech but I think yall should at least just thank the guests for coming and joining in on your special day. It would be rude, in my opinion, not to simply say thank you and to enjoy the evening. Ha if you want, make him hold the microphone and just kind of lean in.

So breathe and simply say something like “We just want to thank you all for sharing in our special day, it really means a lot. Let’s celebrate!”

Post # 4
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This might be just me but I’ve never been to a wedding where the bride and groom make a toast. I’ve seen it at the rehearsal but not the wedding itself. 

Post # 5
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think it will be rude if you don’t make a toast.  I agree with @Monkeyface – I’ve never been to a wedding where the bride/groom make a toast.  They usually do it during the rehearsal and then the Bridesmaid or Best Man, Maid/Matron of Honor and sometimes the parents make a toast during the reception. 

But if you’re worrying that it’ll be rude, just say a quick thank you.  Maybe stand up with your new husband and just let him speak.  Or walk around to the tables during dinner and thank people individually.

Post # 6
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

The latest issue of Martha Weddings talks about the toasting etiquette, and Martha says brides definitely need not toast.  It would be a very nice gesture to have the reception hosts (either parents or your FI) do a very brief “thank you so much for coming; it means a lot to us to have you all here to join us on this very special day” but it needn’t be long!

Post # 7
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I read somewhere that the bride doesn’t ever have to make a toast as she’s considered the guest of honor at a wedding. Not sure if this is true or not, but just something to throw out there for you.

I’ve never been to a wedding where the bride/groom toast, but all the weddings I’ve been to the parents did get up and say thank you for everyone coming. As long as someone thanks the guests, I don’t think it matters who.

Post # 8
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’ve never been to a wedding where the bride or groom made a toast, and we didn’t at ours, so I don’t think it would be rude at all!

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