Planning The Toast At Your Wedding Reception

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While you are sure to receive many well wishes over the course of your wedding reception, your wedding toast encourages everyone to congratulate you and your partner on your marriage. Traditionally, champagne glasses are distributed to your guests just before toasts are given. However, there is no reason you have to hold onto this custom. If you prefer to host a dry wedding, or simply want to offer something other than champagne, you can certainly change up what you put in the glasses everyone will raise. With that said, you will need to make sure your bar is appropriately stocked, so that you have enough to go around to all of your guests at the time the toasts begin.

Stocking The Bar For Your Toast

If you plan to pass out champagne during your toast, or something different, you should make sure you have enough of what you need in stock. Make sure you do something to separate these beverages from your drink inventory to be served throughout the night. That way, there is no confusion about what should be served, which can lead to a lack of drinks for your guests to raise. You can find drink calculators online that help you determine approximately how many bottles you might require for a champagne toast.

Working Your Toast Into Your Reception Activities

The toast is one of several traditions that occur during your wedding reception. Your arrival, the bouquet and garter toss, and your first dance will all have to be planned around dinner, drinks, and cake. Planning your wedding toast before dancing begins can make it easier to grab everyone’s attention, and – depending on how much space you have – this can give you an open area for people to give their toasts. Having your wedding DJ or bandleader make an announcement before toasts begin can help make sure everyone is aware that their attention is needed.

Who Should You Ask To Give A Toast At Your Wedding?

People often expect the fathers of the bride and groom, the best man, and the maid or matron of honor to give speeches during wedding toasts. With that said, you can welcome anyone who you want to share kind words at your wedding. If you feel someone has played a meaningful role in one or both of your lives, feel free to offer them a chance to say something before everyone raises their glasses!

Share A Toast For Your Texas Old Town Wedding!

Texas Old Town provides a beautiful setting for you to use while celebrating your wedding. You can say “I do” while surrounded by our Texas Hill Country landscape, then meet your guests in one of our accommodating indoor reception areas. To schedule a tour of our event venue in Kyle, TX, call our office today at 512-396-1800 orĀ complete our online contact form.