Post # 1
I just realized I don’t know much about wedding toasts. I know that the best man generally gives a toast at the reception, and sometimes the Maid/Matron of Honor (though mine is much too shy and i will spare her the torment). Who else generally gives toasts? Do people just stand up and do them whenever, or are we supposed to prompt them? What about my Fiance and I? Do we toast? I’ve heard at the rehearal we have to toast back anyone who toasts us, but what about wedding? Do we need to do toasts at both? Are they supposed to be well thought out and scripted, or just wing it?
It’s been sooo long since I’ve been to a wedding and I was too young to remember the toasts at all… help? 😀
Post # 3
Thank you for asking..I need the same help..hopefully we can both get some good advice!!
Post # 4
Sometimes parents or siblings will do toasts as well as the bridal party leads. Usually it’s a good idea to mention them to the involved parties if you want them, if you don’t, or if there are some ground rules you want to lay down.
I’ve mentioned to my parents that FI’s parents will probably give a toast, at least his mom probably will, in case they want to think about what they can say. We’ll also probably stand up after a few toasts (or the one, if that’s all that happens) to thank everyone, call out important names, etc, as well as to "kick off" the marriage and toast each other. It’ll be kind of laid back in my case.
Take a look at the related posts below (or the wiki too) for more ideas.