There comes a time in the night, generally during dinner, where we raise our glasses to the newlyweds as they embark on a new life together. But just WHO should be giving a toast and in what order? In this day and age, weddings are much less traditional and one might argue it doesn't matter what order your toasts follow. However, to give you an idea of what is considered "right", we've outlined some general guidance below.
The first toast is generally given by the best man. Following his toast, the maid of honor may also offer a toast. Next, the bride and groom typically offer a toast together. Most of the time, the groom will do this on behalf of both the bride and himself, but we've also seen both the bride and groom give their own toast, too. We get it, public speaking just isn't for everyone. Finally, the bride and groom's parents may want to add a little something.
At the end of the day, it's your wedding and you don't have to "follow the rules" when it comes to who should be giving a toast and in what order. We're just here to provide you some guidance! However, make sure you think up a game plan before the big day. The last thing you want to do is just wing it. At least come up with an order and make sure you, your best man, maid of honor, and parents know what to say and in what exact order.