Anyway, as you all know, we’re gathered here today to talk about the 10 things you absolutely need to say in the perfect wedding toast, but it’s also about so much more than that. It’s about sharing personal anecdotes, keeping things light and PG-rated, and making sure that both of the newlyweds know how much you care for them and are happy for them. So, let’s all raise a glass to giving a perfect wedding toast! Here for the 10 things you absolutely need to say.
If you give a speech in the middle of a bustling wedding reception without clinking on your glass and getting the room’s attention, does it make a sound? Start off your speech with a quick “Excuse me, I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about the bride and the groom,” to ensure you’ll have people’s ears.
If you’re the maid of honor or best man, many people in the room will already know who you are and what your relationship to the couple is. But you’ll be a new face to quite a few people, so be sure to introduce yourself and say how long you’ve known the bride and groom.
It may be hard to express your feelings to a crowd, but people will pick up on an impersonal, generic speech right away. Be sure to sprinkle your speech with fondness and happiness. And, even if you happen to have had a bumpy relationship with your friend’s new spouse or if their relationship has been rocky, leave those thoughts on the cutting room floor.
Share a personal story in your speech about your relationship with the bride or groom. It will help to connect the audience to you as a speaker and will make your friend know they made the right choice.
You should express your fondness for the person who asked you to stand next to them on the most important day of their life. And welcome their new partner into your life by expressing your genuine love and feelings of friendship.
Be sure to pay your friend’s spouse some compliments, but keep them PG. We don’t need to hear about their prowess in the bedroom or how jealous you are of their love.
Bring the speech back around to the couple by sharing a story about their relationship. It can be anything, as long as it showcases their love and adoration for one another in a positive way.
something lighthearted, like reminding the couple to alternate who cooks dinner every night.
A wedding is a happy day for the couple, but it should be a happy day for those who love the couple as well. Be sure to express how happy you are for the couple and for their day. It will make a world of difference.
This is a toast, after all, not just a speech! So don’t forget to raise your glass to the couple and have everyone in the room join you. Cheers!