Be the “Toast with the Most”. Whether you are having a Chicago wedding or a Michigan wedding, knowing how to toast and be toasted is valuable knowledge. Wedding reception toasts are a critical component to the wedding!
The Wedding Toast. The tradition of toasting the newly married couple comes from the French. A piece of bread was placed in the bottom of the wine goblet to enhance the flavor. Each toaster would say a few words and sip from the goblet before passing it on to the next reveler. The person being toasted would have the final sip, including the piece of bread.
Who toasts the couple? A toast is usually given by the best man and maid of honor. If you choose, the parents hosting the event may also give a toast. Many couples will also give a toast to thank their guests for joining them. Of course, it’s your reception, so anyone of your choosing is acceptable as well. Create a timeline of who will be toasting and when. Consider how long your guests will be asked to listen to well wishes and how the toasts will impact dinner service. Your Michigan wedding DJ will act as the MC to introduce each speaker and keep the timeline moving.
When do toasts occur? Most receptions follow a similar timeline of grand entrance, cake cutting, and toasts before dinner service begins. This allows your guests to focus on the messages without the distraction of wait staff. However, toasts can occur at anytime during the reception, between courses, after the meal – it’s your choice. Be sure to share your timeline with your vendors, such as photographers and videographers, so they are prepared to capture these great moments.