Traditional order of speeches

traditional order speech

The speeches at the wedding reception are an  enjoyable part of the day, giving all family and friends the opportunity to have some light fun as the snippets into the back-ground and lives of the couple are being delivered.

If you are one of the privileged parties to be honoured with delivering a speech and are a little apprehensive about giving a public talk, take heed with good preparation and practice you will be successful in your endeavor on the day.

Traditional Order:

• Welcome by the MC
• Grace
• Entrée is served
• MC or bride’s father proposes Loyal Toast (only for very formal weddings)
• Main course is served
• Dessert and coffee is served
• MC introduces the speaker who will propose the toast to the bride and groom
• Toast to the bride and groom - by family friend or relative
• MC introduces the groom (and bride)
• Groom (and bride) responds and toasts the bridesmaids
• MC introduces the best man
• Best man (and chief bridesmaid) responds
• MC introduces the speaker to toast the bride’s parents
• Toast to the parents of the bride by family friend or relative
• Response by bride’s father
• Toast to the parents of the groom by bride’s father, family friend or relative
• Response by groom’s father
• MC asks if anyone else would like to speak
• Best man or chief bridesmaid reads messages
• MC also introduces the:

- First dance
- Cutting of the cake
- Throwing of the garter.

If you want shorter speeches:

• MC introduces the speaker who will propose the toast to the bride and groom
• Toast to the bride and groom - by family friend or relative or best man
• MC introduces the groom
• Groom responds and toasts the bridesmaids
• Best man responds and toast the parents of the bride
• MC introduces bride’s father
• Bride’s father responds and toasts parents of the groom
• Best man reads messages.

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