31 Mar What is a rehearsal dinner champagne toast?
Since your engagement, you’ve probably been drinking a lot of champagne. You couldn’t have gone through the engagement party, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner and many other events held by your family or friends without sipping the sparkling wine. However, champagne has its most important moment during your champagne toast, which is an important part of your wedding celebration. A champagne toast is your opportunity to share your emotions and favorite memories, thank everyone for their support and express your gratitude. This is a big tradition and should be executed right. You need to do some planning in advance to make your star moment perfect. Here are some awesome tips for your wedding preparation:
Rehearsal dinner champagne toast tradition
The champagne toast tradition comes all the way from Shakespearian days England when people were putting stale toast into wine to make it taste better. The tradition is still alive, no matter where it comes from, and no wedding goes without the champagne toast. Some couples can even get creative and personalize this tradition, don’t limit yourself to what is usually done.
If you are not the biggest champagne fan, there are a lot of alternatives for you.
You don’t have to like champagne. Nobody has to, just in order to honor the traditions. Maybe your couple is the biggest fan of beer or maybe you can’t spend any meaningful celebration without dry red wine? Don’t make an exception for your wedding. Instead of champagne, you can use whatever you usually drink with your fiance for the champagne toast. We promise – champagne won’t be missed.
What is the right timing for the champagne toast?
Usually, the first champagne toast (or maybe not so champagne in your case) will be made at the very beginning. This should be like a little welcome speech, made by one of the hosts. Make a toast before the first course is served to welcome the guests to enjoy themselves. Moreover, guests are more attentive before they are served food. You are usually recommended to keep the toast under 5 minutes but to make it sweet and meaningful. Don’t keep your guests starving!
What should you know about the father’s rehearsal dinner toast?
Your father’s toast is also an important part of your wedding celebration. The best way to make father’s toast is to make it meaningful, sincere and appropriate. It’s always a good idea to start with a little self-introduction, then tell a little story. Keep it short and simple, and not embarrassing!
How to get inspiration for your toast?
If you’re not a professional writer, writing a short but meaningful toast can be quite a task for you. You want to talk about everything but still keep it under 5 minutes and make an emphasis on what is important. If you feel stuck, try thinking about your past, coming up with some funny stories. Just sit down and write, the inspiration will come! As the last resort, you can just search the web.