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A Guide To Writing The Perfect Wedding Toast

Wedding toasts are one of the most awaited moments of the wedding. Mothers, fathers, siblings, best friends; everyone reminisces about their memories with the happy couple and wishes them a blessed marriage. However, wedding toasts can either be memorable and heartwarming or a disaster waiting to happen. Apart from writing the perfect speech, it can also be pretty daunting to speak in front of so many people, but by keeping just a few things in mind you can give a wedding toast that will be fixed in everyone’s mind long after the wedding.

So, here is a step-by-step guide to writing and delivering an unforgettable wedding toast with a few tips and tricks along the way!

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  • Introduce Yourself

It’s pretty common for people to get excited and dive into the speech without introducing themselves. You don’t want to narrate all your delightful stories and leave people wondering “Yeah that’s funny, but who is this guy?” So, the first thing to say of course will be your introduction. That doesn’t only include your name and how you’re related to the couple but also how you met and how long you’ve known each other. It’s up to you if you want to start with something funny off the bat or ease into the humor. This is also the part where you set the tone for your speech. Let the audience know how you feel about giving this toast. Excited? Nostalgic?

  • Congratulate The Couple

On this special occasion, make sure you’re not giving the speech solely to one person and that you address the happy couple. You might be closer to one person compared to the other, but remember this day is about both of them. You can reach out to some of their spouse’s loved ones for some insight, so you can add a personal touch in your congratulations. Wish the couple years of happiness and give them your blessings, really let them know happy you are for them!

  • Tell Stories

Now, to the best part of the speech, pick out some of the best anecdotes about your loved one to add in your speech. Choose a few first hand memories you have of the couple to make it unique and personal. Make sure you don’t roam around the same clichéd platitudes about love and relationships everyone has heard before. As you’re planning your story, think about how you want the audience and the couple to feel as you’re delivering it. It can be something funny, or sweet and touching.

  • Conclude And Raise Your Glass

As you’re approaching the end of your speech, bring everything together and talk about how it led up to the present moment. Talk about the new chapter they are about to embark on with each other. Emphasize how the couple complements each other and how they’re more fulfilled and happier individuals because of each other. Lastly, invite the audience to raise their glass to the couple and their love, cheers the glasses and take a sip.

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Here are some of the best wedding toast tips and tricks to keep in mind for adding that finishing touch to your speech!

  • Keep It Upbeat

Don’t be a downer! Keep your toast light and cheerful. Even if you’re touching on relatively emotional topics, try and keep the tone of your speech positive and hopeful.

  • Keep It Short

To deliver an impactful speech and keep the audience captivated, your speech needs to be short and crisp. Time your speech out before hand and aim for three to five minutes.

  • Keep It Simple

Don’t rely on inside jokes and gimmicks or inappropriate stories for adding a twist to your toast. When in doubt just keep it simple and stick to sweet and personal elements.

  • Memorize And Practice

After you’ve written your toast, try and memorize the general sequence of events. Practice a few times by yourself and in front of an audience.

  • Use Notecards

Once you have the speech in your mind you can also prepare little notecards with important points that you can use on the big day. They’ll help you cover all your points and keep it natural.

Now that you have all the steps and tips to write your wedding toast, get started on that killer wedding toast!

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