The grooms parents are not hosting the rehearsal dinner and as a result my brother and sisters have stepped up to pay for the dinner. Should the grooms parents still give the welcome toast? I feel like it’s weird bc they aren’t hosting the dinner but the groom got upset when I said that.
The only person that gave a "speech" at our rehearsal dinner was my brother. He read from my husband's grandparent's Bible. He read love is patient love is kind. He followed it up with a pray. My husband's dad didn't even attend rehearsal. My mother-in-law attended rehearsal and paid for it, but she didn't do any kind of speech at the rehearsal or wedding. I think it is a personal choice on who if anybody gives a speech at your rehearsal or wedding.
I don’t think who gives the welcome toast has to be who paid for the dinner. Every rehearsal I’ve been to in the last 5 years has been paid for by the couple getting married and almost always a toast/speech has been done by one or both sets of parents.