Some couples choose to have the toasting begin after they have shared their first dance, but I think that this can sometimes get in the way of the overall flow of the big day. I have been to a handful of weddings in my day and guests can seem so anxious to jump out on that dance floor and bust a move with the happy couple – including yours truly! I mean, they’ve all been sitting still throughout your entire ceremony and meal, so I feel like it’s better to give your guests a chance to stretch their legs. Besides, this is your big moment and you will want to soak it in rather than have your guests rush through what they’ve got to say.
Now on to the “who.” Going with tradition, typically the bride’s father kicks off the accolades and best wishes. Following the bride’s father, the order usually goes: groom’s father, groom and finally, the best man. However, I have found that tons of couples these days are really turning these traditions on their heads. I say, take a look at your unique family landscape and come up with an order that is fitting for you and the gang! If you’ve got a comedian in the family (in my case, it’s my younger sister), it might be good to have them go last, since everyone enjoys a good laugh after a series of serious toasts.
What do you think about wedding day toasts? Are you on the side of tradition? Up for some creative twists? Leave us a comment and let us know!