Post # 1
I am finalising the timeline for our reception, but I am wondering who all gives speeches? I am finding it very hard to keep it at a decent length of time, but trying to include everyone that we want to give a toast.
Can anyone share with me what your views or what you are doing? Thanks!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
this may not sound terribly helpful, but do whatever you want! i think traditionally it’s the best man and maid/matron of honor, but i’ve been to many weddings where more people have said things–people like the parents. at my wedding, my dad, good friend, sister, and groom’s brother said something, as well as about 3 other friends who decided to get up and say something.
since we had more than two people giving a toast, we spaced each one out by give a toast at the beginning of a dinner course.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Typically, the best man and maid of honor will give one, and then possibly the father of the bride, and then the groom will usually say something (and the bride, if you want!). Beyond that, it’s really up to you – you could open the mic to whoever wants to speak, or you could just leave it at that.
Post # 5
Thanks, about how long did all the speeches take?
Post # 6
We are having FOB, Bridesmaid or Best Man, Maid/Matron of Honor and then we will do a little thank you before we cut the cake.
We are asking them to keep their ‘toasts’ to the 5 minute mark. I understand they are likely to go over but if we low ball hopefully it will encourage them to keep it short. I also like to call them ‘toasts’ so that they don’t write up a two page speech. 😉
Post # 7
Thanks, “toast” is a good word to use!
It just seems like I am seeing everywhere all these different toasts:
Father of the bride speaks
toast to the bride
toast to the couple
Maid/Matron of Honor toast
Best Man toast
Welcoming to the family
Bride and Grooms Response
Bride and Grooms thank yous