Q: When does the best man give his toast? Who else can give one?

A: Traditionally, the best man gives the first toast at the reception, but these days the maid of honor often makes a speech as well. As for timing, at a cocktail reception, wait until everyone has a drink in hand before starting the toasts; at a seated meal, begin when everyone has taken a chair (and has a drink). The rehearsal dinner is more of a glass-clinking free-for-all, when anyone can stand up and tell sweet, sentimental or funny anecdotes about the two of you.

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