Wedding Toast Tips for The Best Toast Ever. You’ve been asked to give the toast at your friends or loved one’s wedding. Here are some wedding toast tips. You’ll be great.
Wedding Toast Tips for The Best Toast Ever
Think about it
Think about it and then speak from the heart. No folded up paper, no cue cards.
- Choose the three or four things you want to touch on. Remember one on each of your fingers. Then just talk like you’re talking to your best friend.
- Notes are fine. But when you stand up and talk, knowing your talking points will guide you through the rest.
- Easy on the alcohol. Have a good breakfast. Drink plenty of fluids early in the day. Get a good nights rest.
- Remember to have your toasting glass ready. Look forward to a big hug and kiss from these two special people you are toasting.
Thank someone, thank everyone. You might not be the first, you might not be the last. Other people in their speeches might say thank you to the same people. So what you need to do is make it unique and your own.
“I want to thank the Smiths for hosting the reception tonight. From the time that Tommy and I were kids you’ve always welcomed me into your home….” “I also want to thank the Jones’. You were such fun people to get to know at the rehearsal dinner and I want to thank you for helping to bring these two together…”
Hey everyone, it’s me!
A good DJ/MC will give you a nice introduction. You can complete that introductions by saying, “Yes, I am the kid brother of the groom and always will be…”
Short is sweet
We want you to shine in this moment, Shorter is better. Dinner is waiting. The guests want to be entertained enough to laugh and cry a little. Just not too long.
Keep It Clean
If you are writing your toasts and it includes anything that has to do with a toilet bowl, a boys night out, or some long ago, never to be spoken of again road trip; throw it out and start again. We want to have some of your relationship with them revealed. But we want what you talk about to make us laugh and cry and laugh again, not cringe or zone out.
Be a Master High Wire Walker
You are stepping out onto a thin rope with no net and nothing to protect you but your charm, wit, and the love of your friends and family. You’ll be great. Remember pause for the laughs, slow down for the tears, and laugh with them one more time, as you all raise your glasses.
Raise your glass, get a hug
That’s right. have everyone raise their glasses in a toast to the guests of honor. You’ve been giving the toast, but you are in a sense giving voice to EVERYONE’S feelings. So ask them, invite them, encourage them to join in the toast.
And remember, No Mic Drops. Might look cool in social media when a celebrity does it. But you may have just caused a huge problem. Not to mention a costly bill for the newlyweds.
These are your Wedding Toast Tips for The Best Toast Ever.
When you are done, put down your glass and get ready to be thanked for the Best Toast EVER!
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