Is It Time for Toast Yet? When to Toast the Bride and Groom at a Wedding

The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis fields this week's wedding questions. Today: When is the perfect time to toast the bridal couple? (Hint: Not during the vow exchange)

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There’s nothing worse at a wedding than an awkwardly timed toast. (No, breaking up the father-daughter dance is never a good idea!) Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to figure out the best time to raise a glass. Read on...

A Valley bride asks: “When do you toast to the bride and groom? Is it before dinner, or afterward? Before the first dance? After the cake is cut? (Or before?) Does the deejay announce when these things take place? I’m having an outdoor wedding and the reception is a few feet away from where the guests sit for the ceremony.”

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.



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