The best man stands up, he raises his glass and nothing comes out of his mouth. The wedding toast is a rite of passage for several members of the wedding party that should not be taken lightly. From deciding who will toast when to choosing how to deliver the toast, there are guidelines to help make the process and the experience a wonderful wedding memory.
The order in which the wedding party delivers their speeches may be the most overlooked detail in wedding plans. Etiquette offers a specific order, which you may choose to follow or tailor to your toasting needs.
* Best man to bride
* Bride to groom
* Groom to bride’s mother
* Bride’s father to groom’s parents
* Best man to bride and groom
* Groom to bride and her family
* Bride’s father and groom’s father to bride and groom
* Bride and groom to each other
Now that you have the wedding toast order, how can you be sure none of these people will freeze in the spotlight? By ensuring everything is working properly, it may take a bit of the pressure off the toaster.
* Check hall size to see if you will need a microphone
* If you do need a microphone, check that it will be set up and working during the times of the toasts
* Make sure to provide accommodations for anyone unable to stand while presenting their toast.
Perfect! Everyone knows when they will toast and all equipment is ready for those all-important words. The wedding toast can make or break a wedding, especially if you are using a videographer to capture your special day. Here are some tips for preparing the perfect toast.
* Stand to give a wedding toast
* Sit to receive a wedding toast
* Prepare and practice before the ceremony
* Use specific names during your toast
* Be funny and sincere
* Speak slowly and loudly (enough for all to hear)
* Use a cheerful ending
* Give a long toast
* Consume too much alcohol before giving your toast
* Steal the attention (this day is for the bride and groom)
* Roast the couple
If after following these guidelines for writing a memorable wedding toast, you are still a bit apprehensive, stay calm. There are many professional writing agencies that well collect your personal information and tailor the wedding toast to you and your party. When choosing a toast writing service be sure to ask:
* Will my wedding toast be event specific?
* Can I customize it to my needs?
* If I am unhappy, are rewrites included in the cost?
* How much does a toast cost?
* Will you supply tips for the delivery of the wedding toast?
* How long will it take to write and deliver my wedding toast?
When planning a wedding toast, almost every aspect is professionally planned or completed. Getting a little help with the wedding toast s nothing to be ashamed of. Whether you decide to write your own wedding toast or have one professionally scripted, be sure to make it a memorable moment.