Cheers! It’s Wedding Wednesday! The toasts are often an interesting aspect of the wedding reception. They are usually either super sweet and heartfelt or awkward and uncomfortable. Most brides are planning their first wedding. In addition, most of the VIPs have never had to give a formal toast. As the wedding planner, I make it my duty to give the parents, best man, and maid of honor a heads-up before they’re invited up to the mic. (I also try to monitor alcohol intake to avoid embarrassing moments!)
As a bit of etiquette advisement, here are Ten Tips for Toasting courtesy of Southern Weddings:
Keep in mind that everyone does not have to have a glass of champagne. Guests are welcome to toast with whatever drink they have in hand. In addition, the list of people to toast should include VIPs only. Additional family members and friends are often invited to toast the bride and groom during the rehearsal dinner.
What’s the most memorable toast that you’ve ever experience (whether at your own wedding or one that you’ve attended)? I’d love to know!