What You Should Know about Wedding Toasts! | Reno/Lake Tahoe

Toasting is a special moment of the wedding reception when those close to the bride and

Wedding Toasts

groom share stories and memories, as well as good wishes. Toasts should be short and sweet, kind words with emotional moments and lots of laughs!

Traditionally the order:

Father of the Bride
+ The father of bride usually thanks the guests for being part of the celebrations; he welcomes his son-in-law to the family and speaks briefly about his daughter.

The Groom
+ Will thank his father-in-law and then thank his own parents for their help today and throughout his life. He thanks his wife for marrying him and he toasts the bridal party.

The Best Man
+ Should entertain the guests, be funny and emotional all at the same time.

The Maid of Honor
+ She should toast the bride and groom and the guests.

The Guests
+Some may choose to toast. This is your preference and is managed by the DJ or Master of Ceremonies. Often times opening the toasting provides memorable and special comments toward the bride and groom, however timing may become an issue.

Don’t assume that these folks know they are supposed to speak, so ask them in advance. Review the toasting list with your MC and discuss Guests speaking; having a time allotment for toasting helps him/her dictate when toasting is over.

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