Wedding Toast Rules
toasts, a highlight of the wedding
definite rules that you should heed. Otherwise you'll come off looking
like you don't know how to toast. If you want to look like a pro and
not a jerk, check out these dos and don'ts.
general toast guidelines, see Toast Tips.)
you say, do
should last only a few minutes and should begin as
soon as the champagne is poured. Be sure everyone has something to
before you start.
- Keep your remarks chatty and
perfectly okay to
funny, emotional or both. Making
about the bride and groom is fine. Just be sure your material is funny
- Don’t worry if you become
emotional. Marriage is a time
when everyone thinks about matters of the heart. Just don't
get so caught up in your feelings that you ramble on and on.
you have trouble with public speaking, start off with a
quote and then relate that quote to something about the bride and groom.
- Another approach in starting a toast is to say
about a deceased family member or friend who was unable to attend. Talk
how proud or happy they would be that the bride and groom have found
- Tell stories about the couple’s childhood that
to do with the wedding and are embarrassing to the bride or groom. This
a roast. Be sure your story is relevant to the occasion.
- Mention any past romances or affairs.
- Refer to any past problems the couple may have
- Talk on and on inspired by an overdose of
- Talk about yourself. It’s not about you…it’s
of the bride toasts
with champagne (and other beverages)