The Beechwood Inn
The Toasts and Speeches
Following the wedding breakfast the Best Man will announce the first speech.
The Bride's Father
Proposes a toast to the Bride and Groom and may give a small speech.
The Groom
Replies on behalf of the Bride and Groom and thanks the parents of the Bride for providing the wedding, thanks the guests for their gifts and toasts the bridemaids.
The Best Man
Replies for the bridemaids, may read out cards and toasts the Bride and Groom and their parents.
The Top Table
The bridal party should be seated in the following order.
  • Best Man Groom's Mother Bride's Father Bride Groom Bride's Mother Groom's Father
  • Chief Bridesmaid
The Cutting of the Cake
The Bride
Selects the type of service. She decides on her dress and the bridesmaids attire.
The Bridegroom
Selects the Best Main and the Ushers. He bys the ring and pays the church fees. He can also buy gifts for the bridemaids, Best Man and Ushers as a gesture of gratitude for their help. He buys flowers for his Bride, Bride's mother, his own mother, bridesmaids, buttonholes for himself and the Best Man. He arranges and pays for transport for himself and the Best Man and for the Bride and himself after the wedding.
Chief Bridesmaid
She assists the Bride to dress, holds the bouquet during the ceremony and organises other bridemaids.
Best Man
The Best Man is the Bridgegroom's right hand man. He keeps the ring and ensures the Bridegroom gets to the church on time. He pays the church fees on behalf of the Bridegroom. He checks and ensures transport for all guests to the reception and that any travel arrangemants for the honeymoon are in order.
Bride's Father
The father gives the Bride away. He receives guests at the reception. He pays for the wedding dress, bridessmaids dressed, cars (except Bridegrooms) and press announcements if any.
Bride's Mother
Is traditionally in charge of all proceedings. She decides on the guest list, together with the Bridegroom's mother and the venue for the reception.
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