Wedding Etiquette & Formalities

WeddThe Top Table & Formal receiving Line

The receiving line

First in line for Greeting >

Mother of the Bride

Father of the Bride

Grooms Mother

Father of the Groom

Bride

Bridegroom

Chief Bridesmaid

> Last in line for Greeting

Best Man

Any other Person(s) ie Children

 

The Top Table

Facing from the front of the Top table from the guest side – Left Hand Side >

Minister

Father of the Groom

Mother of the Bride

Best Man

Bridegroom

Bride

Bridesmaid

Father of the Bride

Mother of the Groom

> Facing from the front of the Top table from the guest side – Right Hand Side

 

The Speeches

These like everything else follow a disciplined order..

First Speech

The Father of the Bride, he will toast the Bride & Bridegroom also welcome all the guests

Second Speech

The Bridegroom will follow on with a toast to the bridesmaids

Third & Final Speech

The Bestman will finish by giving thanks on behalf of the bridesmaids and himself

 

On occasion the more less traditional Weddings it has been known for the Bride to have the last word with a fourth speech!