Typically, the groom’s mother has no particular duties during the wedding ceremony. Her ‘time in the sun’ is the rehearsal dinner. … The groom’s parents (most often the father) should give a short speech after the guests are seated, but before dinner.
Does the mother of the groom make a toast at the rehearsal dinner?
According to tradition, the mother and father of the groom give a speech during the rehearsal dinner. This is because traditionally the groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner while the bride’s parents hosting the wedding.
Who speaks first at weddings?
The bride and groom are followed by their parents. If the bride’s parents are hosting the wedding, they speak first, toasting the newlyweds and the groom’s parents, and welcoming the guests.
Are aunts and uncles invited to the rehearsal dinner?
Family. Of course your parents should be in attendance at your rehearsal dinner along with your grandparents and your siblings. You are not obligated to invite your extended family, but most couples do include aunts and uncles; especially ones they are close to.