In my last article, I talked all about conquering your wedding toast nerves and making sure you prep a little bit for wedding day toasts. I mentioned that, luckily for you, most of the toasting will be done by your guests and directed at you and your partner as you embark on your new life together. However, you’re not off the hook quite yet …
It is becoming increasingly popular for the bride and groom to give toasts of their own. Sometimes, the couple will speak a few words together to address their guests as newlyweds and thank them all for sharing in their your special day. The Wedding Channel recommends standing with your partner and taking turns speaking. I think this is simple but wise advice, but I’ve been to a few nuptials where the couples tried to speak in unison. Because most of my friends aren’t professional performers, this simultaneous microphone use often makes it hard to understand any sweet thing the couple is saying.
For you long-winded ladies out there, I cannot tell you enough how important it is to keep your toasts short. You don’t really want to use your wedding reception toasts to say an original comment to each and every guest in attendance. While that is certainly a thoughtful idea, your guests will appreciate a short and sweet toast – there is, after all, likely some dancing that needs to commence…
Lost for words? Here are a couple of brief quotes that I came across which are perfect for couples to use while addressing their guests. Raise your special toasting flutes and consider saying:
“May friends of our youth be the companions of our old age.”
“Happiness consists not in the multitude of friends but in their worth and choice.”
“There is no remedy for love than to love more.” By the famous poet and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau.
What are your thoughts about the bride and groom giving toasts of their own? Have any great quotes for wedding day toasts? We’d love to hear ’em! Leave us a comment!