Grace and Loyal Toasts

If your wedding breakfast follows a religious ceremony, it is recommended that you precede the meal with Grace, as most of the guests will probably expect it. The officiating minister, if a guest, should be invited to deliver an appropriate blessing. A Jewish wedding breakfast or Bar/Bat Mitzvah dinner will most certainly start with Hamotzi and conclude with Birkat Hamazon.
If you are ever called upon to deliver the Loyal Toast, stand, raise your glass and just say: “The Queen”, not “God Bless Her” or anything else. By the way, if you are ever introduced to the Queen, she is first addressed as “Your Majesty” and thereafter, “Ma’am” to rhyme with ‘toast and jam’. At Jewish functions you may be called upon to propose a toast to “The President and the State of Israel”.