Wedding Toasts: What To Say
Been asked to do a wedding toast? We've got you covered. Here are some tips to help you nail that all important speech!
Chances are, you won't know your friend's, husband's second cousin, so the beginning of your speech is the perfect time to introduce yourself to the guests and break the ice. Telling the guests how you know the bride and groom is a good place to start.
Tell A Story
Tell a story about the bride and groom. Maybe the first time you met him or her, or the first time the bride or groom told you about their new partner.
Make A Joke
Your speech doesn't have to be super serious and sappy! Make it light hearted and fun and drop a few jokes throughout. But remember grandma will be there (so keep it classy!)
But Skip The Inside Jokes
I think we can all agree, there is nothing worse than sitting through a joke, when you have no idea what is going on. Go in telling a story that everyone can understand and appreciate.
Make It Quick
No one wants to listen to a long, drawn out speech. Make it quick and snappy, you will feel more comfortable with something short and so will everyone listening! 2-3 minutes is perfect.
Practice, Practice, Practice
There is nothing worse than listening to someone read a speech directly off a piece of paper. If you know your speech well, it will roll of the tongue and you will be so much more confident saying it knowing you have rehearsed it!
"A toast to love and laughter, and happily ever after."
Photography: Amalfi Coast Weddings / Frames and Guest Book: Not on the High Street / Dress: Helen English / Suits: MJ Bale / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka at BHDLN / Earrings: Quella Collection / Florist: Mala Fronte / Venue: Villa Eva / Wedding Planner: Mario Capuano at Wagner Tours / See full blog here