How to Give the Perfect Toast

October 20, 2017 Pink Lady Chelsey

Giving the perfect toast is a lot of pressure! Whether you have a terrible fear of public speaking or you tend to talk too much, giving a toast at such a special occasion can really bring the nerves out! After all, you want to impress not only all the guests, but also the new Mr. and Mrs. too!

Never fear, we are here with our do’s, don’t’s and even some lines you can use to help you!

 

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Advice for the Maid of Honor & Best Man

  1. Offer a thank you to the hosts — usually the newly married couple and their parents.
  2. Tell guests who you are and your connection to the couple.
  3. Recount a favorite memory that you share with the bride or groom.
  4. Mention a special quality of their relationship that you admire.
  5. End with a wish for marital bliss, and “Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs. (Fill in the Blank)!”

 

How to Give the Perfect Toast | Photo by Creation Studios | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.comCreation Studios

 

Don’t

  • Don’t try to wing it! This is an important moment for the newly married couple. They’ve bestowed a special honor on you, so rise to the occasion.
  • If you’re not funny, don’t try too hard to make the guests laugh.
  • Don’t ever embarrass the newly married couple. When in doubt, leave it out.

Do

  • Do rehearse. This is crucial. Practice your speech in the car, in the mirror, with a friend, or with your pet. You should be able to say it in your sleep by wedding day.
  • Do speak from the heart.
  • Do avoid inside jokes and any content that is not G-rated.

 

How to Give the Perfect Toast | Photo by FrAmy Rizzuto Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.comAmy Rizzuto Photography

 

Toast Worthy Quotes & Blessings for those of you non-wordsmiths out there!

“May God be with you and bless you.

May you see your children’s children.

May you be poor in misfortune,

Rich in blessings.

May you know nothing but happiness

From this day forward.”

— Irish Wedding blessing

 

“May you grow old on one pillow.”

— Armenian blessing

 

“May your joys be doubled and your sorrows halved.”

— Swedish blessing

 

“There’s nothing more admirable than two people who see eye to eye keeping house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”

— Homer

 

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

What are your best toast lines or tips?

 

Photos courtesy of:

Frozen Exposure Photo & Cinema

Creation Studios

Amy Rizzuto Photography

 

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10 Answers to Your Burning Rehearsal Dinner Questions

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