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Wedding Etiquette 

wedding arrangementsAlthough tradition and etiquette can add to the glamour of your day it is your day and you may have different ideas for your reception.

Formal Receiving Line

  • Bride's Mother
  • Bride's Father
  • Bride
  • Groom
  • Groom's Mother
  • Groom's Father
  • Bridesmaids
  • Bestman

A Formal Top Table Seating Plan

Best Man

Chief Bridesmaid

Groom's Father

Bride's Mother



Bride's Father

Groom's Mother


Toasts and Speeches

These would normally take place at the end of the meal and would accompany the cutting and distribution of the wedding cake.

Order of Proceedings

  • The Bride and bridegroom cut the cake.
  • Toast to “The Bride and Bridegroom”. This is normally proposed by the Bride’s father or a close relative or friend of the family.
  • Toast to “The Bridesmaids”. This is always proposed by the bridegroom following his response to the first toast.
  • The best man would then respond to the bridegroom’s speech on behalf of the Bridesmaids.
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