Don't become a wedding toast casualty. Learn eight great toasting guidelines from David Tutera of WE tv's The Wedding Planner and author of My Fair Wedding: Finding Your Vision... Through His Revisions!
A great toast will make you laugh (not cringe), bring back special memories, and tug at the heartstrings. It's always a lovely gesture for the bride and groom to stand up and toast their guests. This is their chance to thank everyone for attending, and also an appropriate time to pay tribute to any family members who may have passed on. Next to the ceremony itself toasts are often among the most emotional moments of the entire wedding. So it's important to get them right! Here are my toasting guidelines:
- Toasts should be given during the reception - not the cocktail hour. The best time to start the toasts is after the guests have been seated and the first course has been served.
- Each set of toasts should be announced -- in an elegant manner - by the band leader or