Are Wedding Toasts a Must or Bust?

A new etiquette guide from Tatler magazine suggests putting an end to speeches at weddings all together.
2:03 | 10/06/16

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I would like to talk about wedding etiquette. Where you should never come dressed as a postman or a police person. There's a new study. Saying that is the speech is, the ting ting, as they call it, is not a good idea for many reasons. No toasts? Because they say they can completely derail a night. There opinion, the ting ting can shine people in their worst light. Because if you had some cocktails, from being smug, overly sent mental. Too opinionated. Oversharing. You shouldn't do it when it becomes the competition where everybody in the room peoples they need to get up. It reminds me of the bridesmaids opepisode. They try to one-up each other on the speech. It's funny. We have all seen that. You have to have the father of the bride do a toast? You have to have the best man. My favorite memory is my dad and what he had to say about my wedding. It can be, the other thing is it's anti-conversational. You're -- nobody around is talking. It stops potential romances from happening. Finally, it's the main event at an -- I'm going to a rehearsal dinner tomorrow night. Everybody knows there will be the speeches. Before the speeches, everyone is waiting for the speeches. After the speeches, everyone is like, was that weird? How did I had do? The speeches are now judged. I agree, sometimes you're there, one person fwifrs a speech. You didn't plan on it. Everybody has to one up. That gets uncomfortable. The wedding of someone I know closely where the best man made a speech about the bride's ex. Didn't know the ex made a joke in reference to the husband that was true about the ex. And the family wanted to really take him back of the church, basically. It's a good rule for any toast. Don't mention the ex. This guy has no sense at all. He's all over the place. Choose your wedding party carefully. Just talking about that and

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