Reception Order of Service

Below is a sample of the traditional order of the wedding reception including grace, toasts and speeches:

The Master Of Ceremonies (MC) introduces themselves and welcomes everyone to the Reception. The MC introduces the wedding party and announces with great enthusiasm and applause, the bride and groom's arrival into the wedding reception.

  • Grace - if appropriate
  • Entree is served
  • The MC proposes The Loyal Toast - if appropriate
  • Main Course is served
  • Desert and coffee is served
  • The MC introduces the person who will propose a toast to the Bride and Groom
  • MC introduces the Groom
  • The Groom's Speech
  • His Toast to the Bridesmaids
  • MC introduces the Best Man
  • The Best Man's Speech
  • His Toast to the Mother and Father of the Bride
  • MC introduces the Father or Mother of the Bride
  • Father or Mother of the Bride's Speech
  • His or her Toast to the Mother and Father of the Groom
  • MC introduces the Best Man again
  • His Toast to the Bride and Groom
  • The Best Man reads the lettergrams, faxes, emails, cards, messages etc (usually omitted if the bride and bridesmaids make a speech)
  • Bride throws her bouquet or garter

 

 

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