I am the bridesmaid in the wedding party and have been asked to give the toast to the groomsmen. I need something pretty generic as the first time I will meet any of them is the day of the wedding – HELP!!

Rebecca Black, Etiquette By Rebecca

Dear Yikes!

I am definitely not an expert on toasting. However, if it were me, I’d talk to the groom and get some data on these men. Perhaps you can get a great story to use.

Best wishes,

I agree with Rebecca. Also, if time permits, practice your toast before the wedding day. I find doing it in front of a mirror helps a lot. It can be a little unnerving speaking in front of a bunch of people, if you aren’t used to doing so. Practicing will help you greatly.


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Donna, Wedding Queen, President; Top Wedding Sites, Inc®, a wedding planning guide, and Recent Mother of the Groom –

I’ve never really heard of the bridesmaids toasting the groomsmen. Are you sure that is what was requested?

Rick Pieczonka – Instant Wedding Toasts

The bridesmaids toasting the groomsmen isn’t a traditional request, but it probably stems from the Best Man’s toast; whom is expected to toast the Bride & Groom, focusing on the Groom, and including a “toast” or a mention/compliment to the bridesmaids. Then, if the Groom himself is speaking, he would traditionally be the one to mention his groomsmen.

However, since you’ve been asked to toast, here are some ideas…

Is the Maid of Honor also toasting? If yes, your toast should be very short. A simple introduction of yourself, congratulations to the bride and groom, and a thank you to the groomsmen for getting the groom to the chapel on time and for their support of the groom. Add a fun story if you have one.

If the Maid of Honor is not toasting (or if you are the Maid of Honor) you can have a longer toast; including the groomsmen, plus talking about the Bride and why she is such a wonderful person, and why you think she and her groom are such a good match.

Be sure to end with a heartfelt congratulations to the Bride and Groom!

Bride Next Door

Here’s a simple and quick toast for the grroomsmen: “On behalf of the bride and groom and the other bridesmaids, I would like to toast the 3 men who kept (groom’s name) calm leading up to today and made sure he wasn’t late for his own wedding. To the men who safely walked us down the aisle and those of you who will try to take a bridesmaid home tonight. But in all seriousness, thanks for sticking by (Bride & Groom names) and being not only great friends but brothers ( this works whether or not they are actually brothers). Cheers

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