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Wedding Toasts Samples

 

ďFirst, I wanted to say congratulations to Bill and Nancy! I am so happy for the both of you and I know that today is the first day of what will be a very long marriage. I also want to thank the two of you for inviting me and making me a part of your big day. I know that there will be many more celebrations of your love and your marriage in the future!Ē 

Below is a more intimate toast that you will find works well for close friends and family and will help you convey a bit more personal emotion.

ďCongratulations, you two! I know that everyone is saying great things to you, but I had to get up and really express how happy I am for you. I know that both of you have been looking forward to this day for quite awhile, and I have to say that it couldnít have been more beautiful. I know that you have a lot of great plans for the future and I canít wait to sit back and watch them unfold for you. Congratulations, Bill and Nancy!Ē 

As you can see, you can keep it really simple or you can add a bit more personalization to a toast. Usually a toast is just a few minutes long, so you donít need to get into long stories or convoluted hopes for the new couple. Instead, keep things short and sweet but be sure to convey your happiness for the new couple. If you donít know the personalities of both the bride and the groom well, keep humor limited and clean, just so that you are sure you donít offend anyone. 

 
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TOASTS FROM THE GROOM TO HIS NEW BRIDE


Thank you for letting me stand here and boast for a couple of minutes about the woman I have chosen to be my bride, __________.

When I first met ________, I knew it was love at first sight. I was blown away by her smile, by her professional demeanor, and by her intellect.

As I grew to know her, I realized that my first impression was only a minute representation of this beautiful woman. 


As time has gone on, I have realized that she is my soul mate, and she is the only woman I would ever want to grow old with. It was truly Godís will that she came into my life, and I am a better man today because of her.

I would like to propose a toast to my wife. In I Corinthians 13, these words are written:

ďLove is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast.
It is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered.

It keeps no records of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices
With the truth. It always protects, always trusts,
Always hopes and always preserves.Ē


______________, I have already made my pledge to you today to be your husband, but again, in front of our family and friends, I want to assure you that I will be the best life mate I can possibly be. With Godís blessings and if it is His will, we shall share the rest of our lives, and hopefully all of eternity together as well.


You have made me the happiest man in the world. Thank you for being my bride

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GUIDELINES
FAMOUS WEDDING TOASTS
USE WHAT YOU KNOW
IDEAS TO GET YOU GOING
FAMOUS MARRIAGE QUOTES
IRISH WEDDING TOASTS
HELP FOR THE SHY GUY
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GUIDELINES 

But as the Best Man, Maid of Honor, Father of the Bride, or even the Bride or Groom, a simple toast or cheer is not going to be enough!

When someone asks you to "say a few words at the wedding", they're no longer expecting a toast, but more likely 3 to 5 minutes of you congratulating the Bride and Groom, speaking about the newlyweds, offering advice for married life, or even poking a little fun of the Groom. And that is a Wedding Speech!

You can add a wedding toast to the closing of your speech, but don't be fooled when someone asks you to "say a few words" at the Wedding!

 

 


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FAMOUS WEDDING TOASTS

"Grow old with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life,
For which, the first is made."
--Robert Browning

"I drink to the general joy of the whole table." 
-- William Shakespeare, from Macbeth

"But here's the joy: my friend and I are one... 
Then she loves but me alone!"
-- William Shakespeare

"To every lovely lady bright,
I wish a gallant faithful knight;
To every faithful lover, too,
I wish a trusting lady true."
-- Sir Walter Scott

"Tis better to have loved and lost
than to never have loved at all"
-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Use What You Know

If you know that the couple really likes a certain poet, look at some of the poems by the poet, and see if you canít somehow incorporate a line or a thought of the poet. This is what many famous people do because it shows that they really thought about the couple when planning their toast, instead of just writing something really generic. Using what you know is always the best idea, and if you donít know much, well then you just have to sort of wing it, but using sayings from history or from famous authors or other celebrities is a great idea. Itís very hard to find actual celebrity wedding toasts that have been used in the past because these things are usually kept private, but look for sayings on love, marriage, and living a happy, healthy life.

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Some Ideas

A couple of ideas are written below to help you start thinking in the right direction. Remember that toasts usually are a bit silly, so get in the right frame of mind, and start planning how you will give your celebrity-esque toast! Below are two commonly used toasts that have undoubtedly been used for celebrities past and present.
Idea #1: Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Idea #2: Seek a happy marriage with wholeness of heart, but do not expect to reach the Promised Land without going through some wilderness together

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FAMOUS MARRIAGE QUOTES

These ideas should give you some idea of what you are aiming for. Remember that even the most practiced celebrity plans for any and all public appearances and speaking, so plan for yours to make sure that your thoughts come out as well thought out as they should be!

It doesn't much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find out next morning it was someone else. -- Rogers

If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry. -- Chekhov

The most happy marriage I can picture would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman. -- Coleridge


A man does not look behind the door unless he has stood there himself. -- Du Bois

A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house. -- Moliere

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. -- Goethe

In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved. -- Butler

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy. -- Nietzsche

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them. -- Dumas

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. -- Dr. Johnson

The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What does a woman want? -- Freud

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out. -- Montaigne

For a male and female to live continuously together is... biologically speaking, an extremely unnatural condition. -- Robert Briffault

Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it. -- Baskins
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IRISH WEDDING TOASTS

Here's to you and yours and to mine and ours and if mine and ours ever come across you and yours I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours as mine and ours have done for you and yours.

Rye bread will do you good Barley bread will do you no harm, wheaten bread will sweeten your blood, oaten bread will strengthen your arm.

Here's to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold beer and another one!

I have known many,
Liked not a few,
Loved only one
I toast to you

May the face of every good news and the back of every bad news be toward us.

Like the goodness of the five loaves and two fishes, which God divided among the five thousand men, May the blessing of the king who so divided be upon our share of this common meal.

May you have warm words on a cold evening a full moon on a dark night and the road downhill all the way to your door.

May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.

Here's that we may always have a clean shirt a clean conscience and a guinea in our pocket.

May the lord keep you in his hand and never close his fist too tight on you.

An important thing to remember about an Irish wedding toast is that it should be from the heart. Even if you want to introduce a bit of humor to your speech, you should keep everything you say special, unique, and touching. Irish weddings are all about love and family and wishing the new couple well, so everything spoken in an Irish wedding toast should be straight from the heart, whether you are a bride, groom, friend, or family member. An Irish toast at the wedding should encompass good wishes, love, and hope for the new couple, as that is Irish tradition! Irish weddings like all weddings are about the new couple, so love should be celebrated like no other time and a wedding toast is the best way to celebrate love and a new union.

Shy speakers often are selected to give speeches or toasts at weddings, and this can be a nightmare for them, though they donít want to tell the bride and groom. Being selected as a best man or giving your daughter away at her wedding is a huge honor, so you try to suck up your shyness and learn how quiet man wedding toasts can be given that wonít make you feel as uncomfortable as you might at the idea of getting up in front of a crowd. 

Not to worry, a quiet man can deliver a great speech whether he is the best man, the father of the bride, or a quiet friend of the family that would just like to say something to the new couple!
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FAMOUS WEDDING TOASTS
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THE SHY SPEECH MAKER

Thankfully, a quiet best man speech or father of the bride speech will likely go unnoticed by all of those in attendance if you plan ahead. Itís likely that no one will require that you make a very long speech, so work on congratulating the new couple. If you are the father of the bride simply explain that you are happy to welcome the groom into the family and you know that he will fit in well. If you are quiet but have a great sense of humor, think about adding some humor into the mix. Humor may help you break out of your shy self and enjoy the moment as well as make everyone laugh so that they may not notice how shy or nervous you may be!

Because there will likely be other people that will want to make speeches or toasts, perhaps you can go first and get it out of the way. Shy speakers often have a difficult time getting up after that alpha male that seems to be able to do anything in public without thinking twice, so if you go first you wonít have time to get even more nervous. This will also help if you have your speech memorized and you donít want to run the risk of forgetting what you want to say as well as repeating what others may have said.

If youíre going to give a quiet man speech, wedding receptions are the place to start. If you are nervous, you donít need to be. By the time everyone gets around to giving speeches many simply arenít paying attention because they are enjoying great food and drinks. Perhaps giving this speech will get you over your fear of public speaking, or at least you will prove to yourself that you can give speeches and be a pleasantly quiet man! Though it seems like a contradiction, quiet men often give the best speeches because they put a lot of thought into what they have to say.

Whether you are a shy speaker or a somewhat quiet man, you can give a great speech or toast at a wedding. Remember that there is no real length of time that you need to spend speaking in front of the crowd, so you can keep things short and sweet. The key is to think about what you want to say ahead of time so that you can deliver a speech or a toast that will be sincere and will allow people to look past the fact that you typically are a quiet man! When you are planning your speech think about both the bride and the groom and what will make both of them laugh, smile, or appreciate what you have to say.
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Funny One Liners

 
 
The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
 
Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, you wish you had ordered that.
 
I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
 
Just think, if it weren't for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all.
 
Man is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.
 
Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning.
 
If a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?
 
Marriage certificate is just another name for a work permit.
 
Why is marriage is like a violin? After all the beautiful music is over, the strings are still attached.
 
FROM GROOM TO BRIDE
GUIDELINES
FAMOUS WEDDING TOASTS
USE WHAT YOU KNOW
IDEAS TO GET YOU GOING
FAMOUS MARRIAGE QUOTES
IRISH WEDDING TOASTS
HELP FOR THE SHY GUY
ONE LINERS

TOASTS MENU       SAMPLE SPEECHES      SPEECHES      BRIDAL PARTY   MAIN BRIDAL PAGE
MASTER OF CEREMONIES      RECEPTION