Rehearsal Dinner Toasts

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The wedding rehearsal dinner can be a lot of fun. Without all the other guests, only the close family members and friends join together for the dinner. This is the time to congratulate everyone involved in the wedding preparations.

Thanks to their efforts all the ceremonies will hopefully go well. The rehearsal dinner toasts are an opportunity to some light-hearted comments for the bride and groom. (Also see our guide on funny wedding toasts).

The toasts are usually made after the dinner is over when everyone is sitting comfortably sipping a drink. The time for jokes and fun is just beginning. This is the time to convey your deepest feelings for the bride & groom or to simply have a good time with them. Many people make a casual toast which is alright to some extent because it is not as formal a speech as the speech of the best man.

But think about it. This dinner is not going to happen again and again. So if you know in advance that you have to deliver a toast, then it is better to prepare a little. Expressing your emotions without some preparation is usually difficult and some people are so moved with tears of joy that they are unable to speak much. Since you are a part of the family, what you say on this occasion matters a lot to the bride and groom. Read more Rehearsal Dinner Toasts

Groom’s Father Speech Tips

The father of the groom speech has a particular pattern. There are a few elements that should be put in at the right timing. If you have more than one child and have delivered such speech in the previous marriages, then it won’t be much of a problem.

But, if you are not much into wedding speeches and taking the ordeal for the first time, then some practicing would help. It is important to have a positive mind and self-confidence. If you want to be congratulated, then you will have to deliver a speech that you are expected to.

This is an occasion of making your son proud, who has made you proud till the date. So, before the ship sets sail, it is important to make sure that’s its parts are properly installed.

Knowing the procedure of framing the speech

A groom’s father speech is not an extempore, where you need to deliver and run back to your seat. There is a certain style of presentation, which one has to be really careful about. One needs to be a skillful presenter.

You have to make the best use of your good points and hide the limitations. There are three parts a wedding speech for the groom’s father should contain. It is the introduction, body and conclusion (raising a toast). The opening line of the introduction should be able to grab the attention of everybody in the hall.

One has to greet the audience and express his gratitude that they are there to attend the wedding of his son. He has then to introduce himself as the father of the son. The content is the important part and one has to use his intelligence to draft it in manner that will entertain the audience and also capture his emotions.

A vignette or small account of a memorable incident in your son’s life can bring in that ‘giggly’ moment. Sharing the credit of bring up your son, should be give to your wife and a few words should be spoken in her praise. In the conclusion, just give a simply tips about marriage and raise the toast. It can be that simply, yet entertaining. Read more Groom’s Father Speech Tips

Maid of Honor Wedding Speech – the Perfect Maid of Honor Speech

So you’ve been asked to be the maid of honor… Congratulations!

One of the main responsibilities of the maid of honor is the wedding speech. At first, this can be a bit nerve racking, but with a few quick tips, you can have the entire room smiling.

One of the best ways to write a great maid of honor wedding speech is to create it around a story. The speech could include how you first met the bride, how long you known her, or funny stories of your times together.

Also, be sure to prepare in advance. Write your speech down on paper and practicing in front of friends and family will allow you to deliver a knock-out presentation.

Ask several friends that you know will tell you the truth on how your speech sounds.

You can then conclude the speech by noting how great the bride and groom look together and all the wishes you have for the newlyweds.
End the speech with words of encouragement. Turn to the guest, ask then to rise and raise their glasses. Finally turn to the couple, and raise your glass for a toast simply say “To Jack and Jill” of course using the couple name.

Figuring out the ideal wedding toast for your friends or relatives special day can be a stressful event. But the best maid of honor speeches come straight from the heart.

And remember, the speech doesn’t need to be long. 3-5 minutes is really all you need.