(Closed) Reception Toasts (do you have to specifically ask people to do them?)

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I always figured it was standard for the Maid/Matron of Honor, Best Man and FOB to give a toast.  We did ask but only to remind them to have a speech ready 🙂  I did remind my dad who forgot he was supposed to but hey Im his only daughter!  I would think the only reason to formally ask someone would be when you are asking someone that would not normally give a toast (friend, aunt, etc).

Post # 4
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Helper bee

i read somewhere it is not mandatory for the Maid/Matron of Honor to give a toast, so if you’d like her to i think she should be asked.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I, too, assumed it was standard, but my Maid/Matron of Honor gave me quite a look of surprise when I mentioned it to her (she ended up not doing one). Our DJ also asked us to confirm who was giving toasts so he would know about microphone placement and timing and everything.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Maid/Matron of Honor, FOB and Bridesmaid or Best Man are standard but it is always a good idea to ask and remind them!

If you would like anyone else, cousin, uncle, etc to talk…ask 🙂 

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