Article Keyword Videos to Watch
Click on the image to start the video.
Images - Links - Articles
Wedding Toasts For Reception Dinner
The wedding toasts are a short speech that is about five minute. There are three important wedding toasts on the wedding reception. That is the toasts of the father of the bride, groom of the bride, and the best man of the wedding. Although a wedding can have more wedding toasts, these are the three most important wedding toasts.
The father of the bride is traditionally the main toastmaster of the wedding reception. The father of the bride asks for toasts to the bride and groom at first. Then, he usually gives a warm thanks to the father of the groom, groom of the bride, relatives of the bride, relatives of the groom, friends of the bride, friends of the groom, and special guests of the wedding. Finally, he gives a special welcome to everyone who comes to the wedding.
Now, the groom of the bride responds to the toasts of the father. The grooms usually ask for toasts for the parents of the bride, bride of the wedding, and his parents. He may also thanks who took part in the wedding. This requires a little research and observation. For example, the best man picks up the tuxedoes of the groomsmen, the groomsmen decorates the limousine, and the bridesmaids usher on the wedding.
The best man toasts for the lovely bride and groom of course. This is the most stressful wedding roles to him. He usually knows the groom very well. This wedding toast is highly emotional which may bring tons of laughter and tears. He also speaks on behalf of the bridesmaids.
In a wedding, you are all dressed up nice and good. You may want to sound as good as your wedding attire. To avoid mistakes, you must practice ahead of time. The best way is to practice in front of the mirror with glass and spoon. In case you forget what you need to say, you can always bring up the written down copy of the wedding speech.
A short speech can still be a good wedding speech. You can speak slower to lengthen the speech. However, you may not want to bore the audience with slowness too much.
The wish of good health and happiness to the bride and groom is always a good idea. Actually, it is a very good closing of the wedding speech. Now, the wedding guests are in the mood for toasts. For example, a wish to change from for better or worse to for better, happiness, and good health.
Although alcohol can relieve stress and nervousness, the alcohol deprives the body to perform well with high consumption of alcohol. To perform at best, you may want to defer until you finish the wedding toasts.
By adding past experience, you are personalizing the wedding toasts. This shows how much you know about the groom, bride, or someone. For example, you remember what advice that you gave to win the heart of the bride. For any highly embarrassing moment for the groom or bride, you may want to save the story some other time. This is their special moment. And, the embarrassing stories might ruin the mood on the wedding.
To lighten up the wedding toasts, you may add a few jokes and humor. Not all jokes are funny. Jokes are all about timing. There are clubs, and restaurant that offers stand up comic. Watching the professional stand up comic at work, you can learn about timing and delivery. If you are brave enough, you can also try the jokes to friends, and relatives. The jokes also must relate to the background and origin of the audience. When you get a few laughs, you know that it is a hit on wedding toasts.
Sometimes, the some guests may not be able to make to the wedding and reception. For example, the guest got in an accident. Another, the guest is out of town. Or, the guest is ill or sick. It is good to mention the guest who could not make to the wedding and reception for sympathy.
Best of all, many of the guests, and sponsors have greatly contributed to the success of the wedding. It is also great to mention congratulations for a job well done. In the wedding entourage, you will see the list of sponsors to congratulate.
About the Author: Dennis Estrada owns wedding advice articles, and Wedding Bubbles And Wedding Tosses website that provides fashion, trends, and resouces about wedding.