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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

All You Need To Know About Toasting

In a wedding, the bride and the groom should decide ahead of time who will do it.

A toast should always be positive ending with a wish for the couple's happiness. The toast giver can start mentioning how they are connected with the couple and should keep it focus on the bride and groom and off themselves. Customization is key.

The first course is being served usually right after the first dance. Be sure to give toast givers a heads up, so they're not at the bar when it's showtime.

The toast giver can leave his seat and go to where the microphone is to make his speech, or he can simply stand at his table and start speaking.

Toast givers should keep his message short (at least no longer than 3 minutes) as many guests will start to become uneasy and get bored.

For the bride and groom, during the toast, remains seated when everyone else rises. Maintain an eye contact with the toast giver-both as a morale booster and so guests will follow your cue. When guests are taking the sip of champagne at the end, both bride and groom should wait a minute before joining in, to avoid looking as though you're drinking to yourselves.