Tayla and Josh's wedding reception
Building Your Reception – Speeches & Toasts

Wedding speeches and toasts are great and are an essential part of every wedding reception. They give family and friends the opportunity to share thier special memories and express thier joyous emotions about your marriage union.

Some of the traditional speeches are given by the father of the bride, groom, and best man. However, wedding speeches have evolved to include anyone the couple would like to speak.

What each speaker says can be in a traditional style or be personalised. It’s always good to remember to add a little bit of humour as this helps make for the best wedding speeches and toasts. They are also the ones that will keep your guests amused and engaged.

Just remember not to have too many people speak or have the speeches go for too long as you could lose the attention of your guests. To help keep your speeches running to your schedule and to keep your speakers from rambling, have them all write down what they are going to say.

Toast To The Newly-Weds

If you are going to include the toast to the newlyweds this is usually done by me as your mc or someone who is special to you. If you ask a family member or friend this would be a really lovely honour for them.

The toast to the newlyweds is to thank the hosts, introduce the theme if there is one, add supporting memories, and congratulate the newlyweds.

Speeches

I bet there will be many of your guests who would love to share a memory or give a speech. Unfortunately, if this was to happen your reception would just be all speeches. In the following form, there are quite a few options for different speeches. You can choose as many or as few as you like. Just try to keep in mind how you incision your reception flowing.

Toasts, Wishes, Notes & Special Thanks

This is a tradition that is becoming less popular as more couples choose to use this time for fun activities. If you do choose to include any of these it’s nice to allocate the role to one of your special guests or I can do this as your mc.

If you have any questions please contact me.

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Your best contact email.
What is the date of your wedding reception?
Would you like to have a welcome and toast after you are seated?
Who would you like to do the welcome and toast? I can do this or you may like to ask a family member or one of your special guests.
Would you like to respond to the newlywed toast?
The first speech traditionally goes to the father of the bride. Today, however, one or all of your parents can give a speech. It's totally up to you to decide.
What time would you like the parent speech(es) to start?
Who will be giving this speech?
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What time would you like your speech(es) to start?
Would you like to do a speech?
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What time would you like your wedding party speech(es) to start?
Would you like to do a speech?
Who will be giving this speech? Please include thier name and position in the wedding party?
Would you like to do a speech?
Who will be giving this speech? Please include thier name and position in the wedding party?
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What time would you like the speech(es) from your family and friends to start?
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Who will be reading these?
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The person reading the wishes and notes usually does these introductions. However, it is another opportunity to involve another family member or friend in your reception.
Would you like to add any other information?