Post # 1
Hi girls – I am hoping someone can help me! I seem to remember there being a list of ‘who thanks whom’ in wedding speeches, i.e. best man thanks bridesmaids, maid of honour toasts the groomsmen etc.), but I can’t find it!
What I am trying to figure out is if there is anything in particular the father of the groom has to do/people to thank. Does anyone know?
Post # 3
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This book helped me out a ton when they asked me to make a wedding speech.
Post # 4
Wow, you may be over-thinking this. If you want the FOG to make a toast or give a speech, I would just let him say what he likes. We had my dad give a toast at the Rehearsal Dinner, and my sister and DH’s brother give toasts at the reception. My dad’s toast was mostly thanking everyone for coming (we invited all Out of Town guests to the RD), and my sister and DH’s brother both talked about the two of us, and how happy our respective families were. Darling Husband and I also gave a short speech at the Rehearsal Dinner thanking my parents for all their help (financially and otherwise) in the wedding planning. Theoretically I suppose there should have been a speech thanking his family, but frankly they didn’t pay for anything and weren’t so much interested in the planning, so they (like everybody else from OOT) just got thanked for showing up.