During the rehearsal dinner, normally the parents of the bride will give a toast, then the parents of the groom. Normally, these include welcoming the new member to their family. Then the bride and groom will give a toast and thank everyone for coming to celebrate their love. These speeches can be more laid back as their isn’t as strict of a timeline for the rehearsal dinner.
At the wedding reception, it is tradition for the Best Man and Maid of Honor to give toasts. These are typically a little more formal but last no more than five minutes. This is their chance to congratulate the happy couple and share a cute anecdote.
So start writing and get ready to raise your drink! Cheers!
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