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Does the best man have to give a speech or a toast at the wedding reception?

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2014-07-08 19:47:47
2014-07-08 19:47:47

If it is your wedding you can have it set up however you would like. I have been to weddings that do not follow the normal tradition and they have been wonderful! If you do not want people to give a speech, do chicken dances or play wedding games it is perfectly fine...

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Yes, yes, yes. Even though a lot of best men are shy and feel that they don't have the right words for the occasion, it's imperative that a toast be given if a formal wedding reception is to take place.

In this day and age, there is little excuse for not giving a toast. There are books and websites strictly dedicated to choosing the right words for the right occasion.

As the best man, when you give a toast, one of the most important things to do is to include a little tidbit of information about how you know the groom (and bride, if you do). Sprinkle a little humor in the story, and try to craft the toast around this information.

Most importantly, give the new couple your fondest wishes of luck and engage everyone at the reception in wishing them well on their new marriage and a long-lasting, happy relationship.

Absolutely, as Best Man giving a speech or toast is part of your duties and almost as important as looking after the rings! The speeches are an eagerly anticipated part of weddings and the most important thing to do is relax and remember that everyone is on your side and wants your speech to be a success.

That is the tradition. however, it's been my experience that it is also acceptable for the maid of honor to do it

It is what usual, normal weddings do. You don't have to if you don't want to, it's your decision. But mostly all weddings have the best men give a speech. It just brings out what you know and what is going to happen with the new couple. But in my defense, the weddings in my family don't do it. Usually a friend of the bride or groom, relative, grandparents or the bride or groom's parents gives the speech. Also, it doesn't have to be a long speech. 5 or 6 sentences will do the job. Just let the speech make the couple happy and let them want to continue their life together. And be CONFIDENT in what you're doing and tell them if you don't want to do it.

Traditionally in Western weddings the best man toasts the bride and groom and gives a speech. He also toasts the bride's attendants, i.e., bridesmaids and matron(s) of honor.

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