How To Write The Perfect Wedding Toast

Believe it or not, fall is one the busiest seasons to get married.  You may ask how do I know this. Well, you could Google it, and of course Google will tell you the same thing, but remember I work at a Bridal Store, so I know firsthand that this is true.  Many engagements happen during the Holiday season (Nov-Jan). For those couples who plan to get married rather quick, a late summer or early fall wedding is ideal.  This gives them roughly 8-10 months to plan a wedding and that’s doable.  Then you have a lot of couples who want to get married in cooler temperatures (not too hot and not too cold) especially if their nuptials will take place outside.  Plus, there is something about fall colors that everyone just loves.  This takes me back to my original point that fall is one of the busiest season to get married!

Now, for the rest of us, those who are in a wedding this fall or perhaps even attending a wedding in the upcoming seasons, and you’re contemplating on the speech you’re going to give, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve created this 3 step process in writing the perfect toast for your love ones.  I used these same steps when my sister got married 5 years ago and they’ve been working great ever since.

  1. State your relationship with the Bride/Groom; how do you know that person. Something special and unique about them.
  2. Add the partner (Bride/Groom) to your toast-don’t leave them out.  Share your excitement for the union.
  3. End the toast with possibly a quote and/or a future wish for the couple.

That’s it.  It doesn’t have to be much.  Use these three steps as your foundation and build around it anyway you choose.  You want to keep it light and airy but you also want it to be meaningful.  If you want to add humor, that’s perfectly fine as well.  Keep the toast short–the last thing you want to do is lose people’s attention during your toast.  I find it best if you write your speech out ahead of time and read it directly off your phone.  In today’s world, that’s perfectly fine.

Here’s an example:

To my one and only sister, my baby sister, protector, assistant and traveling partner you’re the most loving, giving, and passionate individual that I’ve ever known.  And once in a lifetime in the middle of an ordinary life, life gives us a fairytale.  Life presents to us love and love is amazing!

I am so happy you have been joined together with your amazing on this special day. I’m thankful that you (grooms name) is now a part of my sister’s life.  You are her greatest inspiration and I must say you fit very well into our family.  And just for the record, she’s still rooming with me on family vacation and sister, I still need for you to be my assistant!

You know, as the great Maya Angelou once said, “Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breaths away.”  Today has been one of those moments.  Always remember to take each other’s breath away, to love unconditionally, and to keep God first.  Cheers!

I hope these steps come in handy for all of you that will be giving a wedding toast this wedding season.  Be sure to let me know if you plan on using these tips and also be sure to come back to let me know how the toast goes in the comments below.


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