Ghosts of Weddings Past

Such a beautiful wedding playing on the blushes and golds!

Such a beautiful wedding playing on the blushes and golds!

Wediquette

Time for Toasts;

At a rehearsal dinner, the toasting order usually goes like this:

–          Toasts to the bride and groom

Groom’s dad, best man, maid/matron of honor, other friends

–          Toasts by the bride and groom

Groom toasts- bride, parents, new parents, and friends

Bride toasts- groom, parents, new parents, and friends

–          Dual toast

Bride and groom toast anyone they wish to honor, as a unit

At the wedding, the toasting order usually goes like this:

The father of the bride welcomes the guests, toasts the groom’s parents offers a few words of advice to the newlyweds, welcomes his new son in law to the family, says lovely things about his daughter and toasts the bride and groom.

The Groom compliments his new wife, thanks all the guests, thanks both sets of parents and toasts the bridesmaids.

The best man thanks the bridesmaids, reads any messages or apologies of absence, tells a few light-hearted anecdotes about the groom, and toasts the host/hostess and the newlyweds.

The Bride is now saying a few words at the wedding, don’t be afraid to stand up and say a few heartfelt words. You should speak after the groom, but before the best man.